Talk on the Lost Songs of St Kilda

You are invited to a talk by Stuart McKenzie* featuring some of the ‘songs’ of St.Kilda together with evocative images and video of the island.

Friday 23rd June 10.15am-11.15am followed by refreshments.

47 Gillespie Crescent (Viewpoint sheltered housing), EH10 4JB.


Parking:tenants-only in the sheltered housing complex; some on-street metered parking but public transport recommended.

* After many years working with computers, Stuart McKenzie volunteered to help residents of Care Homes in Edinburgh to use the internet as part of ACEIT’s ‘Moose in the Hoose’ project. In Silverlea Care Home, he met Trevor Morrison, who asked ‘can these things record music?’ That was 10 years ago. Stuart went on to record Trevor playing tunes from St.Kilda which were taught to him as a child, saving them from extinction. The music became a best selling classical album featuring those recordings with new compositions inspired by the original tunes, performed by the Scottish Festival Orchestra, conducted by Sir James Macmillan.

Come along and hear the incredible story of how these haunting tunes were rescued, including some of the original recordings. Helpful for catering if you can rsvp via the contact form on this site but not essential –just turn up, it’s not to be missed!the island of St Kilda