Links to Great Sites (updated for 2024)


Following are some of the early music websites that we feel are the most useful and most interesting resources for early music performance and/or listening. It constantly amazes us how much information is available on the internet for performers of Renaissance and Medieval music.


Strings for Lute, Guitar, others:

  • Gamut Music in Duluth, MN.
  • Aquila Strings the U.S. representative for Aquila Corde Armoniche, gut strings and synthetic strings.
  • BOSTON CATLINES, Olav Chris Henricksen, 34 Newbury Street, Somerville, MA 02144 USA (617) 776-8688

A modern day Minstrel: Craig of Farrington. Craig follows Renaissance fairs around the country and is a full-time performer and singer on the lute. A true Renaissance man!

My trilogy traces the first astronomical records of a solar flare in 1100 BC as recorded on ancient tablets (The Colors of Fire), and follows the trail of the tablets as they reappear during the crusades (Of Princes and Kings) and again during modern times (Flare). "A compelling combination of fictional narrative and scholarship, Brown combines his knowledge of ancient peoples with historic battles in a fast-paced , believable story of love, magic, fire, and war." -Modern Times.

Colors of Fire

Of Princes and Kings


           Medieval 5-course lute by Lawrence D. Brown

Lute Makers in the U.S.A.

  • Lyn Elder, 74 North Street, Bristol VT 05443
    Tel: 802-453-3625
  • Daniel Larson in Duluth, MN.
  • Andy Rutherford, 136 Waverley Pl. #12B, New York, NY 10014. (212 243 5325)
  • Richard Fletcher, RD 1, Box 83, Roaring Branch PA 17765 570-324-6447
A list of international lute makers may be found here:

Lawrence Diehl Brown is also well known
as an author of historical fiction.
He recently completed a trilogy
spanning more than 3000 years.

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