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Georgiana McCrae miniature self-portrait 

Songs of Home and Distant Isles

In March 2019 we recorded a set of videos with soprano Lorna Anderson in Dalkeith Palace, to accompany the exhibition Songs of Home at the Museum of Sydney (August-November 2019), curated by Matthew Stephens, and produced by Jeanice Brooks. Our repertoire was drawn from music played in the homes of the Gordon and Buccleuch families, and many of these pieces were transported to Australia in the manuscript music books of the artist Georgiana McCrae, who grew up at Gordon Castle and emigrated to Australia in 1840.

The album will be released in early 2020, but in the meantime the videos are all available at the University of Southampton's Sound Heritage site.

image: Georgiana McCrae self-portrait c.1824-28 (State Library of Victoria)