The Early Music Festival
From Thursday 8 to Saturday 10 November, the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich will play host to the Royal Greenwich International Early Music Festival & Exhibition 2012.
Organised by Take it away retailer, The Early Music Shop, the show promises to be the world's largest of its kind, featuring aÂ mix of exhibitions, performance and demonstrations. The weekend will feature appearances from the likes ofÂ The Sixteen, European Union Baroque Orchestra (pictured) and Trinity Laban Classical Orchestra amongst others.Â
There will be the chance to check out Medieval, Baroque and Renaissance instruments and meet makers from around the world offering advice on all aspects of their instruments from basic servicing and string replacement to decoration and troubleshooting.
Instruments on display and for sale will include: recorders, flutes, crumhorns, shawms, racketts, lutes, viols, fiddles, sackbutts, trumpets, rebecs, harps, hurdy-gurdies, drums, harpsichords, plus a superb collection of sheet music, CDs and books.
Other events include Masterclasses with Alison Crum, â€˜the Doyenne of British viol teachersâ€™, and Adrian Chandler, Baroque violinist, and a Masterclass with Dan Laurin especially for young musicians from conservatoire junior departments and specialist music schools.
New for 2012, The Early Music Shop will be giving demonstrations on their kit instruments too. Head over for advice and demonstrations on building EMS kit instruments - including building lutes and crumhorns from scratch!
Three-day exhibition tickets are available in advance for 10 from The Early Music Shop via telephone 01274 288100 or email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the festival, including the line up of live music check out The Early Music Shop website.