Musica Scotica Study Day 2024

Date: Friday 23 February 2024

Location: Alison House (Reid School of Music), University of Edinburgh, 12 Nicolson Square, Edinburgh ED8 9DF*

Register on Eventbrite until Monday 19 February

* Some parts of the programme can be accessed remotely

The 2024 Musica Scotica Study Day will provide an opportunity for undergraduate and postgraduate students to share their work on music in/from Scotland, and to network with peers and established researchers working in this field.

Registration is free, but is required so we can manage numbers and to provide links for those attending remotely. Tea/coffee will be provided, but we are not providing lunch: you are welcome to bring a packed lunch, and there are various shops and eateries close to the venue as well.

The deadline for submissions has now passed, and the provisional programme can be found below.

Friday 23 February 2024, Reid School of Music, Alison House, 12 Nicolson Square, Edinburgh




Prof Elaine Moohan, Prof Graham Hair: Introducing Musica Scotica


Presentation and discussion (1)
Roslyn Potter, on women as the owners of key 17th century manuscripts including the Margaret Wemyss lute book (NLS Dep 314/23) and the Anne Ker music book (NLS MS 5448) [title t.b.c.]
Alina Seibel, ‘Scottish Song Collections – Identity concepts and music, discussed on the basis of Scottish song collections of the 18th century’


Brief coffee & comfort break


Presentation and discussion (2)
Ashley Holdsworth Quinn, ‘Scottish Musical Culture(s) in the Early Twentieth Century’
Michael Saunders, Experimental music networks in Scotland during the 1970s to the early 1990s [title t.b.c.]


Lunch, chat, and musical interludes


Presentation and discussion (3)
Kenneth Tay, on his composition Lux Luminosa (2023)
Pàdruig Morrison, ‘Exploring the confluence of traditional music and contemporary composition’


General discussion and feedback round: we’re particularly keen to hear from participants on what Musica Scotica can do to continue supporting students and early career researchers.

From 17:00

Chance to continue the discussion in a local establishment!