Since its inception the Band's aim has been to present informative and well researched programmes with a characteristic blend of informality and musical authenticity - making "early music" easily accessible.
The Instruments of the Band
The Edinburgh Renaissance Band also performs in conjunction with the Edinburgh Early Dancers, when the vitality of the music is accompanied by the splendour and colour of the dancers performing in period costume.
The Edinburgh Renaissance Band offers:-
Concerts of early musicThe Band organises its own series of concerts in Edinburgh each year. Highlights are the Edinburgh Festival Fringe shows and the very popular family Christmas concert. It has also played at early music festivals both in the UK and abroad.
Performances for music societiesSpecially devised programmes aimed at introducing audiences to the instruments and repertoire of the Renaissance are available, and special programmes can be provided to meet individual societies' requirements.
Music for corporate entertaining and conferencesThe Band has extensive experience in providing music suitable for receptions and banquets, including ceremonial fanfares as required. Ensembles of any size can be provided, from two or three musicians up to the full splendour of the complete Band.
Educational visits and lecture recitalsGenerations of children have been introduced to the delights of early music and the fascinating diversity of the instruments through the Band's activities, including school visits and special concerts for young people.
Collaboration with historical dancersAudiences are always delighted to see the Edinburgh Early Dancers perform some of the historical dances that are part of the Band's large repertoire of early music. Dance workshops provide opportunities to learn some of the dances and the Band has organised several highly successful medieval balls.
The Band is available to play at most events requiring Early Music and, through the Musical Director Professor Murray Campbell, will provide programmes specially researched and tailored to a particular place or period.
For further information please contact the Secretary, Peter Jones, at
23 Queen's Crescent, Edinburgh EH9 2BB, U.K.
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