Musical Life in 18th-century Edinburgh

When & Where

Tuesday, 9 May 2023 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Online, Online, Online

Event Details

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.

45-minute History Scotland talk by Dr Brianna Robertson-Kirkland. Book at


Rachel Bellerby



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