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.
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.
Sample photos shown below from the museum collection.
Cick photos and use right/left arrows.
Use below link to see full collection
A new chairman for the Friends
Eleanor Smith, our new chairman, introduces herself :-
My involvement in the Friends has been long-standing – from selling CDs to visitors, helping Dianne and Sheila put out biscuits at concerts (and working the old dishwasher), to putting together the programmes for the Festival concerts and indeed editing Soundboard for a number of years.
I hope as the new chair of the Friends I can carry on Pam’s legacy by supporting the work of the staff at the museum, and by continuing to support research and performance using all the fine instrument collections that are now brought together under one roof in St Cecilia’s Hall Concert Room and Music Museum. Use below button for about more about Eleanor .