Edinburgh 1841: A Local Musical History

Edinburgh 1841: A Local Musical History

This blog gathers material on the musical histories of Edinburgh in and around the year 1841. It builds on research conducted by first-year undergraduate students at the Reid School of Music as part of their course "Thinking About Music".

Year: 2020


  The Reid School of Music is named for General John Reid, who left money to the University for the establishment of a Chair in Music and an annual concert, also to be held in his name. As the portrait featured here shows, Reid was an accomplished flautist and also a composer: his most famous […]


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