Next meeting
Sunday 17th June 2018
VdGS joint meeting with the South West Early Music Forum (SWEMF) at The Bristol Music Club, 6 St Paul's Road, Bristol BS8 1 LP. The day will be led by distinguished cellist and viol player, Jonathan Rees, a founder member of Newe Vialles and a guest player for many groups including Fretwork and Phantasm. www.jonathanreescello.co.uk
Jonathan will give a narrative-recital focussing on the year 1685, where solo suite movements by De Machy, St Colombe and contemporaries will be interspersed with extracts from literature of the time. There will also be a masterclass, and a consort coaching session. If you are interested in playing in the masterclass or being part of a viol consort, please contact Clare Griffel clare@griffel.org

Details of future VdGS Meetings

Autumn 2018 Meeting Saturday 8th September at the Dutch Church in London (7 Austin Friars, London EC2N 2HA). A joint meeting with the Lute Society with a recital by Chelys, James Akers (lute) and Emma Kirkby. Details to be confirmed, but are likely to include presentations based around John Dowland. More details to follow

Meetings are meant for people who are interested in the viol to get together to learn more and meet each other. They are a great place for newcomers to start as well as a forum for the latest research and ideas to be debated. There are always a number of different speakers and live music. There are usually three meetings each year (normally in March, June and November), at least one of which is in central London.
Our meetings are free to members, but a small charge or donation is requested from non-members.