Useful Links

Regional Fora

North East Early Music Forum
North West Early Music Forum
Border Marches Early Music Forum
Eastern Early Music Forum
Thames Valley Early Music Forum
Southern Early Music Forum
South West Early Music Forum
Early Music Forum Scotland


Diabolus in Musica
David Jarratt-Knock’s Cornett Pages
The Arden Consort
Lachrimae Consort


Peacock Press (RecorderMail)
Rondo Publishing
Early Music Shop
Northern Renaissance Instruments
Aquila Corde Armonische
Edition Michael Procter
CP Cases (custom heavy duty instrument cases)

Organisations & Information

National Early Music Association
Early Music Network
Society of Recorder Players
Plainsong and Medieval Music Society
British Harpsichord Society
The Lute Society
The Viola da Gamba Society
Hurdy Gurdy Directory
The Bagpipe Society
Early Music FAQs
Early Dance Circle
Making Music West Midlands
The Hurdy Gurdy Forum



Little Benslow Hills
Lacock Summer School
Jackdaws Education Trust
Farncombe Estate Early Music
Irish Recorder and Viol Course
Lythe Early Chamber Music Course


Other Resources – good source of practical costume-making hints if you fancy adding a new dimension to your performance. – background information and some transcribed documents

Renaissance Tailor – detailed costume-making instructions. You can even buy a hat or ruff to go with your creation but NB they are in the USA.

“Celtic Music Guide”  – with thanks to Ms Ward’s music class in Maine, USA. Useful collection of links to some more specific instrument details.