The Scottish Lute and Early Guitar Society was formed from a passion for the lute and early guitar.
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Summer Meeting – 8th July 2023
For our summer meeting we are delighted to welcome renowned luthier Tony Johnson! He will be discussing making lutes, and there will be demonstrations of his instruments by Sara Salloum. If you are planning to attend, please register on the private eventbrite page so we have an idea of numbers. New members interested in attending now only need to sign up on the eventbrite page, rather than make email contact. Meeting is at the regular venue, Chris Elmes place, 1F1 25 Haddington Place, EH7 4AF. 8th July Meeting 1pm-1.30pm – Arrive 1.30pm – Our regular meeting, members are invited to perform the music they have been working on and to present on topics of interest. Depending on the numbers present about 3 pieces per performer would be ideal. £1 donation for venue. 3pm – Tea, Coffee, and Cake. A chance to socialise before the lecture recital. 3.30pm – Tony Johnson – The Life of a Luthier Tony Johnson is one of...
Meeting Report – 20/05/2023
Our first meeting of 2023 opened with Stuart McLuckie playing three pieces on his 11-course baroque lute. He played a Trio and a Minuet by Weiss, separated by an anonymous Jig. Stuart told us the Jig is listed as a “beginner” piece by the Lute Society, but we questioned this, maybe there are no truly easy pieces for this instrument! Stuart showed great precision with his thumb on the bass courses and decorated the pieces very tastefully. Impressively he played all three pieces from memory. Sara Salloum joined us once more to treat us to two pieces played on an 8-course Renaissance Lute. Sara first played “Mille Regres”, in a less common German intabulation by Hans Gerle. Sara demonstrated considerable skill playing the intricate chord shapes and large stretches that were required for her fretting hand. Sara then played John Johnson’s “Flat Galliard” from the Mynshall lute book, originally the lute book of a young fourteen-year-old boy. The manuscript...
Spring Meeting – 20th May, 2023
Our Spring meeting will take place on the 20th May 2023, which will be in the original format of a players only meeting! Though there are exciting guests lined up for later this year… If you are planning to attend, please register on the private eventbrite page so we have an idea of numbers, and if you have not attended our players meeting before, please make yourself known in advance by email. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spring-meeting-20th-may-2023-tickets-623320878527 20th May Meeting 1.30pm-2pm – Arrive 2pm – Our regular meeting, members are invited to perform the music they have been working on and to present on topics of interest. Depending on the numbers present about 3 pieces per performer would be ideal. £1 donation for the venue. 3.30pm-4pm – Tea, Coffee, and Cake.
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