Musical life in 18th-century Edinburgh,

Engagement activity: External performance, talk or presentationTalk for a mainly non-academic audience (e.g. for the general public, community or industry)

Brianna Robertson-Kirkland (Speaker), 9 May 2023

An illustrative overview of Edinburgh's music scene in the 1700s, meeting a fascinating cast of characters from the city's musical history.

Let's take an historical walk through Edinburgh city centre, meeting and greeting the various characters who contributed to Edinburgh's music scene, including:

* famed castrato singer Giusto Tenducci

* the Corri family who performed at St Cecilia's Hall and the Corri Rooms

* Felix Yaniewicz, who was involved in the first Edinburgh Music Festival

* Anne Young, who lived at St James Square and was the first woman to receive a patent for a musical game

The talk will provide an illustrative overview of Edinburgh's musical scene, highlighting why it is the go-to destination for live music in the world.

External organisation (Learned Society or Research Association)

NameHistory Scotland
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom