LIFEM | 9-12 November 2022


The World’s Largest Early Music Fair

A vibrant market place, attracting instrument makers from around the globe. Visit shops, music publishers, recording companies, societies and forums all gathered under one roof.

Instruments on display and for sale will include: recorders, flutes, crumhorns, shawms, rackets lutes, viols, fiddles, sackbuts, trumpets, rebecs, harps, hurdy-gurdies, drums, harpsichords, plus a superb collection of sheet music, CDs and books.

If you would like to exhibit at this year’s festival, please download the Exhibitor Form and return to
Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

2021 Exhibitors

Affairs of the Harp

Accessories and harp-themed gifts


Viola da gamba, baroque cello, violone & historical bows

Aquila Corde Armoniche

Early music strings

Benslow Music

Residential, day and online music courses

Phil Bleazey

Woodwinds, flutes, whistles & recorders

Tim Cranmore


Czech Music Direct


Jack Darach


Mathew Dart

Baroque & classical bassoons

Early Music Shop

Also hosting Moeck, Mollenhauer, Kung, Patezold, Aura, Coolsma, Bizzi

Sam Goble

Cornetts, shawms, schalmei & oboes

Hands on Harps

Harps and harp courses

Eunju Lee

Baroque bowed strings

The Lute Society

Now over 60 years old, the society promotes the lute and its music

Terry Mann

Medieval and renaissance woodwind

Tony Millyard

Baroque bassoons & oboes, simple system wooden flutes

Eric Moulder

Renaissance woodwinds

The Music Room Workshop

Square pianos, spinets

Simon Polak

Early flutes

Stephen Robinson

Spinets after T Hitchcock

Roger Rose Bows

Baroque & renaissance bows

Schott Music

Printed music

Ekkard Seidl

Violin, viola, violincello, viola d’amore

The Society of Recorder Players

Join us and become one of over 1,200 recorder-loving members

Jacqueline Sorel

Recorders & baroque oboes

Jonathan Swayne

Bagpipes & whistles

Viola da Gamba Society

The Viola da Gamba Society is for everyone with an interest in the viol

Von Huene Workshop

Recorders and historical woodwind instruments

West Dean College student makers

A selection of instruments from student makers


There are still a few places available to exhibit at this year's festival. If you are interested, please contact Ann Barkway,