Thirty-fourth Annual Conference on MUSIC IN EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY BRITAIN



CHAIRS – Thelma Wilson, Olive Baldwin, Peter Holman

10.00 Coffee and registration

10.15  Simon D.I. Fleming (Durham) – The Rise of the Female Musical Patron: A Study of Women Subscribers in British Eighteenth-Century Music Subscription Lists

10.45  Penelope Cave (Haslemere) – Women on the Title-page: celebrity endorsement of musical scores

11.15-11.45  Coffee / Reports (from 11.30)

11.45  Michael Cole (Cheltenham) – Mary Marsh: the epitome of an eighteenth-century musical woman

12.15  Anita Sikora (Aldershot) – La Signora Durastanti, singer and (expectant) mother, in London 1720/21

12.45  Martin Perkins (Birmingham) – The Musical Activities of Women in the late Eighteenth Century: Some Findings from the British Midlands

13.15-14.00  Lunch

14.00  Andrew Pink (London) – “Robin Hood and merry women in a minor eighteenth-century London pleasure garden”

14.30  Chris Price (Canterbury) – The Lyric Repository: Literate Conviviality

15.00  Tríona O’Hanlon (Dublin) – The Hibernian Catch Club: Catch and Glee Culture in Georgian Dublin

15.30-16.00  Tea

16.00  Olive Baldwin and Thelma Wilson (Brentwood) – Getting and spending in London and Yorkshire: a young musician’s account book for 1799-1800

16.30  Micah Ann Neale – ‘One Half of the World Knows Not How the Other Half Live’: Music and Non-Elite Society in Eighteenth-Century St Clement Danes

17.00  Conference ends

REGISTRATION FEE, including lunch and refreshments, and admission to The Foundling Museum between 10am and 5pm, payable in advance, £17 (£21 on the day)

By cheque payable to ‘The Foundling Museum’ – please send to:

GCHC, The Foundling Museum, 40 Brunswick Square, London, WC1N 1AZ

By card: (booking fee applies)