Talk about Scottish Music! Musica Scotica 2016

Musica Scotica’s Eleventh Annual Conference: Saturday 23 April 2016 and Sunday 24 April, 2016
Venue: Stirling Court Hotel, University of Stirling
Stirling, FK9 4LA, Scotland, UK


Since 2005, the Musica Scotica Trust has conducted an annual conference during the last weekend of April each year. The 2016 conference will be held at the Stirling Court Hotel in the University of Stirling on Saturday/Sunday, April 23/24, 2016 (0900 to 1600).

Papers for the 2016 conference, 20 minutes in length, are invited on any aspect of Scottish music. Topics presented in previous years have included chant, Gaelic song, fiddle and bagpipe music, manuscript sources, music publishing, the Scottish diaspora, opera performance, cultural organisations, music education, sectarianism, George Thomson and Haydn, Marjory Kennedy-Fraser, Learmont Drysdale, Hamish MacCunn, James MacMillan and Sally Beamish.

Please submit an abstract (250 words) as a Word document or rtf file by Saturday 28th February 2016 to . You will be notified by mid-March 2016 if your abstract has been accepted.

A poster session may be included; delegates are invited to indicate whether they would be interested in availing themselves of this opportunity.

Publication of proceedings: Musica Scotica will publish papers from this conference along with a selection of papers from previous conferences.


The conference fee is £85 for the two days or £45 per day (students £30 per day).
The Registration Form for the 2016 conference (PDF and Word versions) will be available soon. The Programme will be available when we’ve received some more abstracts!
Please note that accommodation is available at The Stirling Court Hotel, (the conference venue).


NB we have a NEW Musica Scotica Conference email address.

Please update your address book!

Conference email address:-
(General correspondence, not related to the 2016 conference:-

Our website has also changed, to:-

Musica Scotica is a charity registered in Scotland, No SC031930.