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Dementia Social: The music and instruments of Mary, Queen of Scots

May 7, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Discover the musical world of Renaissance Scotland and listen to some of the instruments that Mary, Queen of Scots would have played.

Music was an important part of the royal court of Mary Stuart and she herself played the lute and the virginal. Learn about the music and musical instruments played during her lifetime and enjoy a performance of Renaissance music.

Our Social Programme creates a friendly environment where everyone is welcome, and all contributions are valued. Sessions are online via Zoom. We will start with a time to chat and share a virtual tea and cake. This will be followed by a short presentation by the Learning Engagement Curator of St Cecilia’s Hall around the theme of the session. A lived streamed musical performance rounds off the session with a bit of time at the end for questions for our musicians. All our Social programmes are inspired by our collections, build confidence, inspire creativity, and are focussed on having fun. They are suitable for those who might be regular visitors, those who have always loved visiting, as well as those who have never come to our museum before.

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St Cecilia’s Hall
50 Niddry St
Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 1LL United Kingdom
+ 44 131 650 2413
St Cecilia's Hall