Edinburgh Renaissance Band

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The Edinburgh Renaissance Band

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Edinburgh Renaissance Band Performances

The Renaissance Band with dancers in period costume at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016
St Mark's Unitarian Church, Castle Terrace, Edinburgh
Thursday 18th August, 20:30 - 21:30
Friday 19th August, 14:30 - 15:30 and 20:30 - 21:30
Saturday 20th August, 14:30 - 15:30

The 2016 Festival show is Edinburgh Renaissance Band at St Mark's, once again at St Mark's Church, Castle Terrace.

The music, song and dance 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 historically-costumed trio Polyhymnia perform lively Renaissance dances including a choreographed sword-fight. 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. Length of Show: one hour with no interval.

Tickets from Peter Jones (address below), or at the door :: Adults 10 pounds; Concessions 8 pounds; Children at school or younger Free (up to four children per adult or concession; school parties by arrangement).

See the Poster/Flyer
  Thursday 18th August, 20:30
Festival concert tickets
  Friday 19th August, 14:30
Festival concert tickets
Friday 19th August, 20:30
Festival concert tickets
Saturday 20th August, 14:30
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.

Dance workshop on early dance
Carlops Village Hall EH26 9NH
Sunday 21st August, 10:30 - 17:00

The workshop is suitable for everyone, and provides an opportunity to participate in some early dances. It will be of interest to actors, directors, dancers, teachers, professionals and non-professionals, dancers and non-dancers, in fact anyone who would like to try something a little bit different and learn more about the period.

At the end of the afternoon there will be a short informal performance of pieces learnt in the workshop, together with some demonstration dances by members of Polyhymnia.

The workshop is led by Robin Benie - former chair and hon. life member of the historical dance umbrella group the "Early Dance Circle". He has works regularly with the Edinburgh Renaissance Band, directs the dance groups Passamezzo and Polyhymnia and is guest teacher for a number of historical dance groups across the UK.

Tickets 15 per person (to include tea, coffee and lunch) available from 0131 622 0428 or e-mail erbdanceworkshop@gmail.com

Wear something comfortable or period dress if you have appropriate costumes

NB: Carlops Village Hall is on A702 about twelve miles south of Edinburgh, and is next to Carlops Church - for location see Google Maps.

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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