A lute was a musical instrument.
Alan-a-Dale, a figure of the late 12th century, played the lute. He composed a number of songs about the adventures of Robin Hood and accompanied them with his music. (TV: Robot of Sherwood)
King John of England bore witness to a lute performance during a stay at Sir Ranulf Fitzwilliam's castle in 1215.
During another meal, the King called for a lute and gave a performance of his own. (TV: The King's Demons)
Wiggins, a lute-player, serenaded Lilith upon the instrument shortly before she killed him. (TV: The Shakespeare Code)
Gryffen played a lute for K9 and the Anubians. (TV: Curse of Anubis)
Behind the scenes Edit
Gerald Flood, who played King John, didn't actually play the lute; he mimed to Jack Lindberg's pre-recording. (INFO: The King's Demons)