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2013
Wed 20 Nov  Concert - 'Le Roman de Fauvel'

                                 Fauvel

                            CONCERT SOLD OUT

 7:30pm
 Rosslyn Chapel, Roslin, Edinburgh, EH25 9PU
 £10 (£7 concessions) - tickets www.eventbrite.co.uk/event/8837516249

Gaita will be performing in the world famous Rosslyn Chapel, presenting one of the most original tales of the Middle Ages in a delightful mix of story, music and song.

‘Le Roman de Fauvel’ is the satirical romance of the horse Fauvel who gets above his station and moves from the stable to the Great Hall, there to be fawned upon by princes and bishops. The vile Fauvel aspires to marry Dame Fortune but is palmed-off with Vain Glory, leading to a wild wedding night and the subsequent jousting of Vice and Virtue for the future of the country.
 
The manuscript of Le Roman de Fauvel preserves an astonishingly diverse musical mix with material ranging from tender love songs and elegant motets to drinking songs and street cries.
 
    
Past events


Sun 12 May 500 Years of Dance
Five periods of dance including 15th C Gresley and 16th C Italian.
10:00 - 20:00.  £5 per session or £20 for the day
Edinburgh, Haddington Place & Royal Terrace
https://www.facebook.com/events/512631195441008/

25-26 May Traquair Medieval Fair
Traquair House, nr Innerleithen, Peebles
11:00 - 17:00 Saturday and Sunday
http://www.traquair.co.uk

17-18 Aug Scotland's Festival of History
Chatelherault, Hamilton
10:00 - 16:30 Saturday and Sunday
www.scotlandsfestivalofhistory.co.uk

25-25 Aug The Bruce Festival
Free Entry, Pittencrieff Park, Dunfermline
11.00am to 6.00pm on Saturday; 11.00am to 4.00pm on Sunday
www.brucefestival.co.uk 
   
                               
2012          
Sun 13 May Workshop: Dance in the Time of the Borgias
15th century Italian dance
DanceBase, Edinburgh - Sunday 13th May, 11:00-13:00

How did people dance in 15th-century Italy? Amazingly, several dance manuals from the period survive that describe in detail the steps, the style, the music and the choreography, as danced in the noble court. This class will introduce you to this elegant and sophisticated repertoire. We will work with live music to appreciate the subtle rhythmic variety, which encompasses both stately bassadanza and the energetic piva and saltarello, often in the same dance. No experience necessary.

More details at: http://www.dancebase.co.uk/Grassmarket/Dance-in-the-Time-of-the-Borgias.html
 
                  

 
Sat 14th Jan Concert: Arthur's Court - Songs of Romance and Chivalry

See Sat 26th November
7:30pm. £10 (£8 concessions) - Tickets on the door or contact info@gaita.co.uk
St Bride's Episcopal Church
69 Hyndland Road
Glasgow, G12 9UX
2011
Sat 26 Nov Concert: Arthur's Court - Songs of Romance and Chivalry

Music from France in the High Middle Ages, interwoven with stories from the Arthurian romances, some familiar, some less so.

Medieval romances describe a world of chivalrous knights, great deeds and great loves. The most famous tales – such as that of Lancelot & Guinevere, or  Tristan & Iseult – are associated with the legendary court of King Arthur. The same names and themes recur in the songs of the trouveres and troubadours.


Programme

7:30pm. Entry by Donation
St James Episcopal Church
57b Inverleith Row
Edinburgh, EH3 5PX

Sat 15 Jan Concert: Days of the Decameron - Music and Tales from Medieval Italy

Inspired by Boccaccio’s Decameron in which ten young nobles escape plague-ridden Florence for a villa in the hills, and spend ten days in singing, dancing and telling tales.


Link to Event Poster

7:30pm. Entry by Donation
All Saints' Church
North Castle Street, St Andrews, KY16 9BG


12-13 Feb
15th Century Dance and Music Workshop
Colchester, Organised by Colchester Waits and Colchester Historical Dance
A weekend workshop for dancers and  instrumentalists.

Fingringhoe Primary School ,
Church Road, Fingringhoe,
Colchester, Essex, CO5 7BN

27 Aug Dunblane Cathedral
A Series of Unfortunate Events - A Musical History of the Kings of Scotland

A not terribly serious telling of the history of Scottish Kings, few of whom met a happy end.

11:00 - first half.
14:00 - second half

    





Contact: Chris Elmes 


(Edinburgh, Scotland)
(+44) 0131 557 2397
info (at) gaita.co.uk

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