Diana Poulton

Diana Poulton, also known as Edith Eleanor Diana Chloe Poulton (18 April 1903, Storington – 15 December 1995, Heyshott)[1] was an English lutenist and musicologist.[2]

She was a pupil of Arnold Dolmetsch and became a leading member of the early music revival. She played a key role in the revival of the popularity of the lute and its music. She was married to the illustrator Tom Poulton.


Recently Diana Poulton has been the subject of a full-length biography by Thea Abbott.[3]


  1. ^ Randel, Don Michael (2003). The Harvard Dictionary of Music. Belknap Press. ISBN 0-674-01163-5.
  2. ^ Curry (1996)
  3. ^ Abbott (2013)