The Lute Society: News

Meeting on Saturday September 9th A feast of music, with original instruments, the Dutch Church, off Old Broad Street, in the City of London. Taro Takeuchi plays an original Tielke lute and Peter Lay plays some of his historic guitars; recitals from Matthew Wadsworth, Richard MacKenzie, and duo of Ryaan Ahmed and Toby Carr, and concert of galant lute music from the last days of the lute, but Vinicius Perez. See meetings for detailed timetable. All welcome, free admission, tickets on the door for final recital.

Issue 122 of Lute News is now out - see its colour front cover and ezine. See a gallery of previous front covers on the publications page, under Lute News back issues.

Beginners' lesson - 30 - Margraffen Dantz (piece is no.11 in '70 Easy to Intermediate Pieces'), by Lynda Sayce

Global map of Lute Society members An exciting new development to help put members in touch with each other. Find out if there are other members near you with our interactive membership map

New downloads include the following recent additions:

Summer school listings now updated - if you are looking for a lute holiday this summer (or are a lute teacher and want to tell us we've missed any, though we hope not!) summer school listings

New page covering small ads - lute music for sale.

The Lute Online Resources Portal is now live. Most websites mentioned in the last 15 years of Lute News now have links there, and some of the pages are reasonably complete. Others have only sample content - particularly the composers and sources pages - new material will be added to these each day. You are warmly invited to send in interesting links you think we have missed - let's build a Grand Universal Lute Portal!

Looking for a lute player, accompanist, duet partner, or beginner's 'buddy'? We can help you find a lute player in your area, or for your special event (wedding, banquet, advert etc). We are also starting up a lute buddying scheme to put new players in touch with lute buddies in their area.

For previous news items, see Old news

Recent pages on this website

New Music Editions

See our catalogue for details and to purchase online:

  • Christmas carols for lute and voice, volume 3 in Brian Wright's Musica Natalis series
  • Complete works of Marco dall'Aquila
  • New stock of CDs, as reviewed and advertised in Lute News
  • New works by Gilbert Isbin
  • Fun merchandise! Fridge magnets with Old Master paintings of lutes