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The Trafficking of Musical Instruments in Georgian and Victorian Edinburgh

Dr Lance Whitehead & Dr Jenny Nex

A multiplicity of sources is required to assess the movement of musical instruments into and out of Edinburgh during the 18th and 19th centuries, but the Leith Port Books provide an important foundation for this work. The Glen Account Book offers the perspective of an individual firm, revealing their relationships with both London makers and local craftspeople, all situated within the wider musical networks of Edinburgh cultural society.

Dr Jenny Nex is Curator of Edinburgh University’s musical instrument collection and is an active researcher, lecturer and musician.

Dr Lance Whitehead has been a school music teacher, museum curator and crime scene investigator. He is now a church organist, journal editor and independent researcher, and also tutors in the music departments of the University of Edinburgh and Napier University.

Wednesday 14th February 2018 at 7pm
Augustine United Church,
41 George IV Bridge,
Edinburgh, EH1 1EL

There is access for the disabled and an induction loop at the hall.

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Lectures are free to members and open to non-members paying a small fee (currently £5.00).