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Expertise as player and teacher informs every step for instruments that are easy and rewarding to play

Expertise as player and teacher informs every step for instruments that are easy and rewarding to play

Expertise as player and teacher informs every step for instruments that are easy and rewarding to play

Amateurs and professionals alike admire the superb sound, beauty, and quality of construction

Amateurs and professionals alike admire the superb sound, beauty, and quality of construction

Amateurs and professionals alike admire the superb sound, beauty, and quality of construction

Committed to nurturing the next generation - a discount of 15% for current University or Conservatoire students

Committed to nurturing the next generation - a discount of 15% for current University or Conservatoire students

Committed to nurturing the next generation - a discount of 15% for current University or Conservatoire students

Instruments based closely on historical models and hand-made using the finest materials and traditional techniques.

Instruments based closely on historical models and hand-made using the finest materials and traditional techniques.

Instruments based closely on historical models and hand-made using the finest materials and traditional techniques

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Article in LSA Quarterly

Martin’s article, “How much of Dowland’s lute music do we actually have?” appears in the latest issue of LSA Quarterly (Spring 2016), pp.27-31.

A greatly expanded version of this blog post, it also includes the complete text of a Dowland pavan from CUL Add.3056 (which is not the version included in Poulton & Lam’s The Collected Lute Music of John Dowland).

Theorbo featured on CD release

A theorbo Martin made in 2005 is featured on a new CD release of Kapsberger’s Intavolatura by Italian lutenist Stefano Maiorana (www.stefanomaiorana.it) You can hear an excerpt from the disc, as well as purchase it by clicking here.

New videos

Two new ‘Top Tips’ videos were released recently, how to tie frets (see right) and another on Holding the Lute.

Summer Concert

Martin performed a concert of readings and lute music in Oxford, UK, on 16th July. You can read his report on the blog.

Cordefactum 2016

On 18th March Martin gave lectures on “practical aspects of lutemaking” and “historical perspectives”, at the Cordefactum festival at Mechelen in Belgium. Read about his visit here.

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