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 Dear EMFS members and friends 

Please do send on details of other concerts or other events which might interest our members by emailing

Recorder playing events

17th - 19th  November  Scottish Recorder Course Tulliallan Castle. ** This is a change of date

Contact Lynne Hope at Recorder Players, 19 West Burnside, Dollar, FK14 7DP, Scotland, UK for further detail about these events.



Baroque Rebellion project

There is an opportunity to watch Steven Player in Glasgow on Thursday 9th of November.

A video that gives you some idea of their exciting revolutionary approach can be found here.


Patronage and Processionals:

Courtly ritual in the reign of James VI

17 Nov 2017
Riddle's Court, 322 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2PG
Time: 09.30 - 16.00

Morning session will be at Riddle's Court 09.30 - 13.30
Afternoon session will be at St Cecilia's Hall 14.00-16.00

£30 full price, £25 concession

In 1598, Riddle’s Court was the scene of a diplomatic banquet attended by James VI and Anne of Denmark. Through a lens of ritual, ceremonial and patronage this event explores the role music and performance would have played during this royal visit. Dr Jamie Reid-Baxter from the University of Aberdeen will set the context for James' reign and Dr Giovanna Guidicini from the Mackintosh School of Architecture at the Glasgow School of Art will present on Urban Ceremonial in the 16th and 17th centuries.

Medieval Music ensemble ‘Gaita’ will give us a flavour of music performed in the late medieval era and in partnership with the historic instrument collection at St Cecilia’s Hall, Sarah Deters will guide us through the University of Edinburgh’s formidable collection of renaissance instruments housed in the fully restored eighteenth century concert venue.

Lunch is included.

Following a two year restoration, Riddle's Court is now fully accessible.


Russell Clegg
0131 510 8789


The Linton Singers
with The Renaissance Band

present a concert

Monteverdi and Praetorius

Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh
Sunday 12th November, 19:30

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

The Edinburgh Renaissance Band

Christmas concert 2017

St Cecilia's Hall, Niddry Street
Sunday 17th December, 15:00

The best of medieval and renaissance Christmas music, with a huge range of period instruments - audience participation - refreshments afterwards - for all ages, children welcomed - the Christmas event not to be missed.

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).