Curious Caledonians Concert

Join us for an immersive evening of late 18th and 19th century Scottish Music.

Come join us at Elizabeth Bay House for an evening of late 18th and 19th century Scottish music with world-leading early music performers coming together from Glasgow, Melbourne and Sydney. 

The concert will explore a selection of Scottish music from the collections of Sydney Living Museums and other Australian libraries and includes items recently discovered during research for the forthcoming Songs of Home exhibition, launching in August at the Museum of Sydney. This concert is part of a collaborative project, ‘Performing a distant heritage: Scottish music in early Australian collections, its materials and its practices’ and brings together musicians, scholars, students, amateurs and heritage professionals to explore the wealth of music and dance that was brought to Australia from Scotland by families in the 19th century.

The sharing of musical and historical expertise between the Universities of Sydney and Glasgow, Sydney Living Museums and Melbourne’s Evergreen Ensemble will bring this material to life for new audiences in a captivating historic house setting.

The musicians include members of the Evergreen Ensemble (Australia), Concerto Caledonia (Scotland) and Neal Peres Da Costa and Daniel Yeadon (Sydney Conservatorium of Music, University of Sydney).

Refreshments will be served on the night. 

Warm attire recommended. 

Meet the musicians

  • Portrait of man smiling in black jumper.

    David McGuinness, historical keyboards

  • Portrait of woman with long hair swept to one side.

    Allegra Giagu, mezzo soprano

  • Portrait of woman side on to camera with harp under chin and hands.

    Claire Patti, soprano and Celtic harp

  • Portrait of woman holding violin.

    Shane Lestideau, violin

  • Portrait of man in glasses with black shirt.

    Aaron McGregor, violin

  • Portrait of man with glasses and trim beard against black background.

    Ben Dollman. violin and viola

  • Portrait of man in open shirt and jacket.

    Daniel Yeadon, cello

  • Portrait of smiling man in open necked dark blue shirt.

    Neal Peres Da Costa, historical keyboards

Bookings essential

18+ event


Adult $85

Concession $75

Member $65

Refreshments included.

Doors open from 6.30pm.

When & Where

Friday 7 June 2019 7PM–9PM

Elizabeth Bay House

7 Onslow Avenue, Elizabeth Bay, NSW 2011
+61 2 9356 3022

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