23 January 2023
An illustrative overview of Edinburgh's music scene in the 1700s, meeting a fascinating cast of characters from the city's musical history.
9 May 2023, 6.30pm UK time
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.
Join Dr Brianna E Robertson-Kirkland for a live c.45-minute illustrated online talk on 9 May, followed by approximately 30 minutes of questions from the audience. The registration fee includes access to the event recording (released the following day) for 7 days after the broadcast.
The event will be chaired by Dr Allan Kennedy, Lecturer in History at the University of Dundee and consultant editor of History Scotland magazine.
Registration fee: £10 - includes 7-day access to the event recording. Starts 6.30pm UK time. To find the start time in your time zone, visit TimeAndDate. Got a question about booking? E-mail Rachel Bellerby.
Dr Brianna Robertson-Kirkland is a writer and music historian who examines 18th-century singers, singing masters and opera.
She is a research associate at the Centre for Robert Burns Studies, lecturer in Historical Musicology at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and the author of Venanzio Rauzzini and the Birth of a New Style in English Singing.