Patronage & Processionals: Courtly ritual in the reign of James VI

When & Where

Friday, 17 November 2017 - 9:30am to 4:00pm
Riddle's Court, 322 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2PG

Event Details

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.

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


Russell Clegg
0131 510 8789


£30 full price, £25 concession

Event Location

Riddle's Court
322 Lawnmarket


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