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Dear EMFS members and friends 

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Recorder playing events


3rd June     Scottish Recorder Festival  Glasgow
12th June       Edinburgh Branch SRP Summer Evening Concert
1 - 3rd  September  Scottish Recorder Course Tulliallan Castle
21 - 22nd  October   Dollar Recorder Weekend with Tom and Joris

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


Edinburgh Recorder Ensemble

Edinburgh Recorder Ensemble's concert on Sunday 4th of June includes some lovely early music. Do come along if you can to experience the sound of a chamber ensemble playing recorders of all sizes from sopranino to contrabass.

We will be playing a canzon by Pietro Lappi,  Lawes’ Sunrise Fantasy, and a set of renaissance dances;  plus an anonymous baroque double reed concerto, arranged for recorders.  And the chance to hear a very accessible contemporary work – Marg Hall’s Symphony no. 1, commissioned by Dietrich Schnabel for his recorder orchestra in Germany.  Marg plays with Edinburgh Recorder Ensemble and is a highly respected composer and arranger for recorders.   There will also be a couple of short “guest slots”, a cup of tea and a biscuit at half-time, and a jazzy surprise.  All in all, a delightful way to spend a Sunday afternoon

Sunday 4th June,

3pm to 4.30 pm.

St Vincent’s Chapel, St Vincent St, Edinburgh EH3 6SW
Free entry – donations requested for the charity Medical Aid for Palestinians.  



The Scottish Chamber Choir

Directed by Iain McLarty


of Summer

and Love

Enchanting poetry set to

glorious music by composers

from Monteverdi to Delius


Sunday 4 June 2017

Kelvinside Hillhead Parish Church
Saltoun Street, Glasgow G12 9AR

Free entry with donation

 more information at

Glasgow Viol Consort

Sunday 4th June 2017, 4pm
St. Bride's Church, Glasgow -
entry by donation
(as part of the Glasgow West End Festival)

The programme will feature instrumental works from the Renaissance period performed by The Glasgow Viol Consort; Scotland's first amateur society of viol players. Clare Brady (mezzo-soprano) will also join the consort to perform pieces for voice and viols, including songs originally heard during Shakespeare's plays. Audience members are invited to participate in or observe a 'Try a Viol' session after the performance.

For more information, please visit the Glasgow West End Festival website.

The Scottish Chamber Choir

Directed by Iain McLarty


of Summer

and Love

Enchanting poetry set to

glorious music by composers

from Monteverdi to Delius


Saturday 10 June 2017

The Priory Church
Hopetoun Road, South Queensferry EH30 9RB

Tickets £12.00 (students £6.00; accompanied under-18s free)
at the door, or in advance from

more information at

The Edinburgh Renaissance Band


The Linton Singers


Songs and dance music from the courts of Mary Queen of Scots, Elizabeth l of England and James VI and l who in 1603 united the Scottish and English crowns

Conductor – Murray Campbell

St. Cecilia’s Hall

Niddry Street, Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1NQ

Sunday 11th June at 7.00pm

Tickets £10 from choir members, at the door before the concert, or to reserve email the Secretary on


A renaissance happenstance
of kings, stormy seas, musicians and their music
Thursday June 1st:: 7.30pm
St George's Church


Tickets: Midsteeple Box Office, Dumfries T: 01387 253383;


Programme notes.

The Romance of Fergus

Rosslyn Chapel
Roslin, EH25 9PU
Saturday 10th June, 7:30pm


Gaita will be performing in the world famous Rosslyn Chapel, presenting ‘The Romance of Fergus’ with a narration (in English) of the story intertwined with songs and music of the period.

“Fergus” is a little-known Arthurian romance, written in Old French around 1200, and clearly set in southern Scotland. It gently satirises the conventions of courtly chivalry and romance as the hero, Fergus, an aspiring son of a peasant from Galloway, follows his quest in a hapless fashion from Carlisle to Dunnottar to Roxburgh castles, eventually gaining a high place at Arthur’s court.

Cait Webb:             Harp, shawm
Chris Elmes:           Medieval fiddle, gittern, bagpipes, citole
Helena MacGilp:      Voice, oud, percussion
Ruth Pollitt:            Narration, shawms
Theodora Hidalgo:  Medieval viols, percussion

£11 (£8 concessions)

Tickets available at:

It is worth noting that seating is quite limited so early booking is advised.

'The Glory of Venice'

- Musick Fyne -
(dir D James Ross)
join forces with
The Marvel of Peru & Inverness Trombones
to perform spectacular Renaissance music for
voices, brass, strings and organ
composed for St Mark's in Venice by
Andrea and Giovanni Gabrieli

In Dornoch Cathedral on Wednesday 14th June at 8pm
In Inverness Cathedral on Friday 16th June at 8pm
In Pluscarden Abbey on Saturday 17th June at 8pm

[Admission programmes £10 go on sale at each venue from 7.30pm

Historically Informed Summer School (HISS)

Bishop Burton College
near Beverley, East Yorkshire
14 - 18 August, 2017

Visit the HISS website for further details

Early Music Summer School

Higham Hall
Basenthwaite Lake, Cumbria CA13 9SH
Sun 13 Aug - Sat 19 Aug 2017

A friendly course, which covers music from c1450-c1650, offers 'first study' instruction in choral/solo singing, viol, lute and recorder playing plus small group repertoire sessions.

More information can be found here.

Choral Pilgrimage concert

Palastrina to Poulenc

The Sixteen

Greyfriars Kirk
21st October, 2017