Chairman - Francis Knights
The National Early Music Association
of the UK has existed since
1981 to bring together all concerned with early music and to
forge links with other early music organisations
in the UK and around the world. NEMA also acts to
represent musicians in the early music field to outside bodies, when required.
Whatever your interest in early music
- amateur or professional, scholar or performer, listener,
instrument maker or CD buyer - you should join Nema. Click here for more about
Nema and its history
. To become a NEMA member click
For a modest subscription members of NEMA receive Early
Music Performer, NEMA's magazine which brings the most important
new scholarship to practising early musicians,
and keeps its readers up to date with the latest news
from the world of historically informed performance.
Members also receive a very informative twice-yearly newletter and
have access to musical supplements and past papers from EM Performer
and the Early Music Yearbook
Add your name or ensemble name to the NEMA Early Music Database.
The NEMA Early
Music Database is the essential resource for the early music
enthusiast. There is a Directory section
giving sources of information, societies, music publishers,
providers of performing material, concert
promoters and artists' agents, record companies, early
music fairs and courses, including summer
schools. It has a Buyers' Guide to some 600 makers of early
musical instrument worldwide, giving
details of instrument types offered for sale. The Register
section gives names and addresses of over
400 individuals, including details of their instruments and interests.
It costs nothing to have your details
included in the database, whether or not you are a member
of NEMA. Please fill in the online form for your entry in the Register,
or in the Directory or Buyers' Guide, or both, or request a form from the Administrator.