Wigtown Book Festival 2017

 

This is the third and final episode, told in words and music, 

of a love story that began at the court of Mary,Queen of Scots,

and continued beyond her death. 

Four viols, four recorders, renaissance guitar and flute

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dean Castle 2016

 

....late notice,

but Dean Castle is a lovely environment

for renaissance music

 

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....and now on September 25th

at the Wigtown Book Festival 2016

3.00 pm Sacred Heart Church

 

- take the weight off your feet, close your eyes

and ride blissfully on the music and the tale  -

 

www.wigtownbookfestival.com

 

 

 

In this most atmospheric of great houses

in the year of the 450th anniversary of the visit of

Mary,Queen of Scots - come and be captivated

by a love story at her scattered court...

 

 

 

Summer 2016

in The Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival

 

by audience request - a sequel to our 2015 programme

(A Shadow Love) with a new text and music.

 

The concert will also be given at

Traquair House, Innerleithen (25th June)

and at the Wigtown Book Festival (25th September)

 

www.dgartsfestival.org.uk

 

 

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'A Shadow Love' comes to the Wigtown Book Festival

take a break from the books in this intimate venue

 

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THE GALLOWAY CONSORT – A SHADOW LOVE

SUNDAY 24 MAY, 3:00 PM. £8

GLENCAIRN KIRK, KIRKLAND , MONIAIVE DG3 4HD

and

SUNDAY 31 MAY, 3:00 PM £8.00

ELSHIESHIELDS TOWER. LOCHMABEN DG11 1LY

 

Bringing the renaissance to life.

 

The Galloway Consort tell the tale of a love story set at the court of Mary, Queen of Scots, with a newly written text illustrated with 16th century music from Scotland, France and England, played on viols, recorders, lute, renaissance guitar, and voice.

Local Ticket Outlet: Midsteeple Ticket Office. Dumfries. 01387 253383 www.dgartsfestival.org.uk

or Vivien Jones e-mail: mailto:vivien@freeola.com Tel: 01461700396

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

The consort has a large collection of instruments on which they reflect the versatility and variety of their renaissance counterparts. The instruments include recorders, crumhorns and shawms from the wind band and viols, lute, vihuela, rebec and renaissance guitar  from the string band with a variety of percussion such as bells, bones and tabors. Programmes are designed to entertain and enlighten audiences in a light-hearted manner. 

 

Ambient Music : viols, lutes, recorders and the softer reed instruments suitable for banquets and other social gatherings where people want to be able to talk without raising their voices, but can still listen to the music when they choose too.

 

 

 

Recitals : complete collection of instruments and the presence of singers conversant with renaissance singing practice. The consort can offer several recitals on different aspects of Renaissance music - its instrumentation, its role in society, its repertoire - the consort has created other recitals linked to specific places and characters (James IV at Falkland Palace, Mary Queen of Scots at Dundrennan Abbey) This kind of recital can have a theatrical element and can be tailored to suit a particular location.

 

 

 

 

 

Music for weddings and celebrations in historic locations : the consort will tailor their presence at your special event to meet your needs and desires exactly.

 

 

Lecture/Demonstrations : The consort has created educational programmes for schools and colleges, for museums and music clubs, and for Historic Scotland and the National Museum of Scotland. Such programmes include opportunities for participation and cover such aspects as music in society, construction and development of instruments and the music they played. Programmes can be tailored to all ages of children and abilities of adults.

 

 

The consort has a rich experience in adding colour to events including pageants,

banquets, processions, plays and revels. Almost any possibility can be discussed. They are always pleased to take the opportunity to reproduce both the spirit and the practice of 16th century musicians at their work.

 

Progagrammes for 2014

 

 

 

 

 

Nine performances in 2013