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The Edinburgh Renaissance Band

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Edinburgh Renaissance Band Performances

The Renaissance Band at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017
Venue artSpace@St Marks (St Mark's Unitarian Church, Castle Terrace, Edinburgh) Venue 125
Wednesday 16th August, 16:30 - 17:30 and 20:30 - 21:30
Thursday 17th August, 16:30 - 17:30
Friday 18th August, 16:30 - 17:30
Ticket Prices £10, (Concessions £8)(Under 18s free of charge)

The 2017 Festival show is Musical Migrants, once again at St Mark's Church, Castle Terrace.

The music of the Medieval and Renaissance worlds is brought to life by the city's famous early music group. A dozen musicians play a huge range of period instruments including shawms, cornetts, sackbuts, nakers, crumhorns, viols, fiddles, recorders, bells, bagpipes, rackets and a serpent. The show is introduced by Murray Campbell, whose entertaining presentation provides a show that is a truly joyous experience, suitable for all ages, newcomers and regulars alike.

  Wednesday 16th August, 16:30
Festival concert tickets
  Wednesday 16th August, 20:30
Festival concert tickets
Thursday 17th August, 16:30
Festival concert tickets
Friday 18th August, 16:30
Festival concert tickets
Tickets purchased online well in advance of the concert will be posted to the address given via PayPal - please pay the cost of postage as a donation. Tickets purchased online nearer the date of the concert will be reserved for collection at the venue ticket desk. You will be informed by e-mail whether the tickets have been posted or kept for collection at the venue.

The Renaissance Band and Polyhymnia at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017
Venue: St Cecilia's Hall, Niddry Street, Edinburgh (Venue 77)
Sunday 20th August, 13:00 - 17:00
Ticket Prices £25, (Concessions £20)(Under 18s free of charge)

16th Century Dance Workshop led by Robin Benie: Edinburgh Renaissance Band: Passion and Manners

What's the workshop about?
We're going to look at how dance for performing to an audience began back in Italy in the late 1500s.
We'll use authentic music, dance descriptions and clothing to bring the late Renaissance to life.
We'll use dances that everyone can join in while still allowing experienced dancers to explore the rich palette of steps and techniques available at the time. Although nowhere near as complex as ballet or even the later baroque stage dances, = the more demanding choreographies still required both skill and considerable training.

What to wear?
Any clothing you feel comfortable in - but if you have a costume why not wear it? Polyhymnia will be wearing theirs.

Footwear?
If you already have some sort of dance shoes these should be OK - although not stiletto heels. Many of the steps involve sliding or turning so grippy trainers are not ideal. Ballet and jazz shoes can be found on the internet for under £15 and are ideal. Men's shoes at the time were almost identical to the "greek sandals" that many dance teachers use today.

Inhibitions?
Leave behind

Sense of fun?
Bring with you

  Sunday 20th August, 13:00
Festival dance workshop tickets
Tickets purchased online well in advance of the dance workshop will be posted to the address given via PayPal - please pay the cost of postage as a donation. Tickets purchased online nearer the date of the workshop will be reserved for collection at the venue ticket desk. You will be informed by e-mail whether the tickets have been posted or kept for collection at the venue.

The Linton Singers with The Renaissance Band present a concert
Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh
Saturday 11th November, 19:30

MONTEVERDI AND PRAETORIUS (A celebration of the music of Claudio Monteverdi (born 450 years ago) and of his great contemporary Michael Praetorius).


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For further information please contact the Secretary, Peter Jones, at

23 Queen's Crescent, Edinburgh EH9 2BB

or e-mail pjones@blueyonder.co.uk