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Musical Director

Professor Murray Campbell was born and brought up in the Highlands of Scotland.

He has worked at Edinburgh University specialising in Musical Acoustics in the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

As well as conducting the Linton Singers, he is Musical Director of the Edinburgh Renaissance Band and the Scottish Gabrieli Ensemble, and plays trombone with the Edinburgh Symphony Orchestra. He is joint author of two books on musical instruments.

His wife Patsy and sons Murray and Magnus are also active and enthusiastic musicians.


JEAN ARULANANTHAM  has completed piano studies with several teachers, including intensive concert performance tuition in Cambridge with Ruth McIntyre.

Her experience as an organist in the Church of England during the 1960s, when chanted psalms and sung responses were still standard during Matins and Evensong in English country churches, is the foundation for her style in continuo and recitative.

She enjoys playing fiddle or vamping for ceilidh bands, and playing piano rags as well as classical repertoire.

The Edinburgh Renaissance Band

The Linton Singers are often joined by the band for their concerts and congratulate them on receiving the award that they received after this year’s Edinburgh Festival.

The ThreeWeeks Editors’ Awards

Following the Edinburgh Festival, 2017 there were presentations of the ThreeWeeks Editors’ Awards in the Fellows Library at theSpace @ Surgeons Hall. These awards went to the ten people and companies who were thought to have made this year’s Edinburgh Festival extra special and below is the announcement that was made on 27th August 2017.

We’ve been sending reviewers to see our final award winners for a good few years now, but they have been performing at the Fringe for much longer than that – longer than we’ve been covering the festival, and this is our 22nd year! But this band of musicians have brought shows to the Festival for a hugely impressive forty-five years, and they stand out from all the other traditional, classical and contemporary music shows because of their rather magnificent USP: evoking the sounds of Mediaeval and Renaissance Europe, they play instruments from a bygone age. Have you ever heard music from shawms, cornetts, sackbuts, nakers, crumhorns, rackets and serpents? If not, make a date to see this excellent ensemble in 2018. Our tenth award goes to The Edinburgh Renaissance Band.