- Friday 15th May, 19:30-21:00
Sir Archibald entertains at Lauriston
Around 1593 Sir Archibald Napier, master of the Scottish mint, ordered the construction of a tower house at Lauriston. At this time the court of King James VI supported a rich cultural life in Edinburgh: Scottish poets and composers collaborated with writers and musicians from England, France and Italy. This programme presents a selection of vocal and instrumental music which might have been performed in the newly built Lauriston Castle in 1600, using authentic replicas of the instruments of the time.
This event is presented in partnership with the Festival of Museums.
Tickets: £15 (with refreshments) Pre-booking and advance payment are essential. To secure your place please book and pay:
Online: via the Usher Hall website Listings are in date order
By phone: 0131 228 1155 (Opening hours: Monday - Saturday 10am-5.30pm)
In person: Box Office, Usher Hall, Lothian Road, EH1 2EA (Opening hours: Monday - Saturday 10am-5.30pm)
For further information about this event (non-booking information) contact Margaret Findlay, Public Programmes Manager,
The Renaissance Band with dancers in period costume at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015
- St Mark's Unitarian Church, Castle Terrace, Edinburgh
- Wednesday 19th August, 20:30 - 21:30
- Thursday 20th August, 16:30 - 17:30
- Thursday 20th August, 20:30 - 21:30
The 2015 Festival show is Edinburgh Renaissance Band at St Mark's
For 2015 the Band moves to a new venue, in St Mark's Church, Castle Terrace -
with a varied programme of music and dance from the middle ages and Renaissance.
The thirteen musicians are joined by the historical dance group Polyhymnia.
We play a large range of period instruments including shawms, cornetts, sackbuts, nakers, crumhorns, viols, fiddles, recorders, bells, bagpipes, racketts and serpent.
The programme is introduced by Musical Director Murray Campbell, whose lively 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).
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.
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For further information please contact the Secretary, Peter Jones, at
23 Queen's Crescent, Edinburgh EH9 2BB