Scottish label Delphian Records is celebrating its tenth birthday as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Founded to promote music created in Scotland during the annual International Festival, the record label will have its artists perform in a series of concerts.
As the inspiration for founding Delphaian Records, celebrating this landmark occasion at the Edinburgh International Fringe Festival seems most appropriate. Artists from Delphian will perform in nine concerts from 5–29 August.
John Kitchen, who has previously played with the Scottish Early Music Consort, will perform on the 1763 Taskin Harphischord on 8 August. The concert will take place at St Cecilia’s Hall which is home to one of the world’s largest collections of early keyboard instruments.
Also performing on 8 August will be Ludus Baroque Chamber Orchestra, Chorus & Soloists. They will present one of Handel’s lesser-known works, The Triumph of Time and Truth. Ludus Baroque will also make their annual performance of Bach’s B Minor Mass on 9 August to mark the opening of the Edinburgh Festival.
Another concert of early music interest will come from baroque guitarist Gordon Ferries with his performance La Royalle: Music for French kings and courtiers. The series of concerts will come to a close with candle-lit recital from The Marian Consort performing works from Byrd, Robert White, Regnart and Isaac.
Tickets to the concerts cost £6-£12 and are available from the Fringe box office (0131 226 0000; www.edfringe.com).
The next issue of EMT features an article from John Kitchen about the significance of the Taskin Harpsichord and the Delphian recording soon to be released. Make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out.