The Lute Society: Membership


Members receive:

  • Lute News, a quarterly magazine which includes a tablature supplement, usually 36 pages of music, specially chosen and edited by our team of editors
  • Lutezine, an extended electronic version of Lute News
  • The Lute, an annual scholarly journal

Plus discounts on our ever-growing list of music publications, booklets and plans; and details of our meetings, concerts, and playing days and weekends.

You don't have to live in the United Kingdom to benefit from being a member - around half of our members live outside the UK, and subscribe because they enjoy its publications.

Subscription Rates 2018

Subscriptions run from 1st January to 31st December. Those joining later in the year will receive back issues of the year's publications. New members joining after November 1st will automatically be enrolled for the following year unless they request to the contrary.

There are now TWO options:

Option A


Members receive by post *

  • Four issues of Lute News
  • One issue of The Lute, (Journal of the Lute Society)
Plus, receive by email (as PDF files)
  • The Lutezine
  • Four issues of Lute News
  • One issue of The Lute, (Journal of the Lute Society)
*Members in Europe will receive the printed publications by airmail;
members outside Europe will receive them by surface mail only.
Option B


Members receive by email (as PDF files)

  • The Lutezine
  • Four issues of Lute News
  • One issue of The Lute, (Journal of the Lute Society)
The buttons below are for secure payment via PayPal which will allow you to pay the equivalent prices in your own currency if you live outside the UK.

If you would like to donate to the Lute Society, this button will make it easy! We are grateful for anything which helps us to promote the enjoyment of this wonderful instrument and its music.

Full rate: 1 year
If you would like to make
a donation to support the
work of the Society
Full rate: 2 years
Full rate: 3 years
Student rate (provide proof of status)
First-time new member rates: (selecting payment in the appropriate category will allow us to tailor your welcome pack)
New member, Beginner
New member, Intermediate
New member, Advanced
New member, Non-player

Other means of payment

  • If you prefer to pay by bank transfer, and we will tell you how you can do this.
  • If you prefer to pay by sending a cheque in the post, a PDF copy of the membership form is available. The form gives our subscription in British pounds sterling;
  • if you want to pay by cheque in US dollars or Euros use the same form, and we will quote you the current subscription rate in your own currency.
  • If you want to pay by credit card, but don't want to/can't pay online, you can download the membership form, and mail or fax it to us with your credit card details (but, sorry, we can't take V Pay, Amex, Electron, switch or debit cards this way)

Please let us know

  • if you wish to opt out of appearing in the published members list
  • if you are a first-time member and would like a new member's pack (and any preferences? e.g. 6/7 course music only, beginner's music, etc)
  • if you are a maker and would like to go on our register of makers
  • if you are a teacher and would like to go on our register of teachers
  • if you might be willing to hire out lute(s) to a beginner / potential purchaser
  • Membership records are maintained on computer. If you do not wish to have your name included on the lists sent to members please let us know.