Welcome to the 2014 Tasmanian Lute Festival 8 - 17 Feb

 The Lute Festival is now over for 2014. We would like to thank all who attended events and concerts for making this such a wonderful time. All concerts were sold out and the audiences came from all over the state as well as from all over Australia.

The next lute festival is expected to be in 2016 though it may be in a different part of Australia. As decisions are made this site will be updated. So please do return for further info.

To see photos from each 2014 event and concert please use the side menu.


Hopkinson Smith concert at St John's Church, New Town, Hobart, Tasmania. 15 February 2014

The winner of our Lute Raffle was Catherine Hamilton of Lilydale. She won a beautiful 7 course Renaissance Lute build by South Australian Luthier Tim Guster. Money raised from the raffle went to support the Lilydale Fire Brigade. The raffle was drawn by Fire Chief Dave Cleaver who is seen below with raffle winner, Catherine Hamilton.




First prize in the Kids Draw-A-Lute Competition was Tom Giddings (7 years old) of Fern Tree who received his prize donated by Fuller's Bookshop . Picture shows Luthier Tim Guster and Rev. Amanda Nicholas of the Lilydale Uniting Church, comparing the lute built at the festival with the winning drawing.


Although there was originally only one prize in the Art Competition it was decided to award a second prize to Jack Pelle Eastmand for his imaginative drawing of lutes that seem to be flying, like clouds, in the sky. Dymocks Bookshop in Hobart have kindly donated this prize.




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