Welcome to the Friends' website
The Friends work to :
Our main fundraising effort is our series of concerts for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
In addition, we sell books connected with the collection, plus technical drawings, data-sheets and photographs of instruments in the Collection.
The major program of restoration and redevelopment on the building is now complete. The opening concert took place on Wednesday 10th May in the Sypert Concert Room where the Edinburgh University Principal thanked all those who donated funds and those involved in the restoration project. John Kitchen played harpsichord and organ.
Friend's Fringe Concerts
Five concerts between 4 and 22 August opening with musician and musicologist Emily Worthington. Also we are delighted that this year David Gerrard is going to play a solo recital on both harpsichord and clavichord.
We have continued our collaboration with the Keyboard Trust, who this year have organised for Catalina Vicens to perform a recital using a selection of instruments from the collection. Catalina is a long-standing associate of St Cecilia’s and the collection, and we are delighted to welcome her back for the first time since the refurbishment.
Our last two concerts will feature some of our favourite and most loyal performers from the Fringe series of past years. Gordon Ferries will be presenting a programme of music by John Dowland featuring special guests Carla Chiappa and Mark Summers; at this concert.
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Sample photos shown below from the museum collection.
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Background music sampler.
From - Rodger Mirrey Collection
Paix du Parasse-Sonade en trio - Vivement - John Kitchen - LucyCarolan
Fantasia in C (Hob. XVII/4) &
John Kitchen MBE - Delphian recording.