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Edinburgh based early music group


The Spinacino Consort was founded by Eric Thomas to explore music related to his research into the early 16th century lute repertoire. The Spinacino Consort is comprised of Eric Thomas, Annemarie Klein, Elizabeth Unsworth-Wilson, Claire Horacek and Héloīse Bernard. After our founding in 2019, the Spinacino consort enjoyed a varied concert schedule with highlights including playing in the University of Huddersfield concert series, appearing in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, taking part in National Chamber Music Day with Enterprise Music Scotland, and a tour of central Scotland celebrating Renaissance music inspired by the Virgin Mary. Future plans include recording a CD featuring the poetry of Elizabeth Melville, the first female Scottish poet to be published in 1603, in conjunction with Toccata Next.

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