Music at Culzean

An insight into the world of those musicians who have made and continue to make Culzean Castle a special place.
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Mahogany chamber organ (barrel organ), inscribed 'Broderip and Wilkinson'.  Dated between 1789-1808.  This organ operates like a music box.  There is storage for four barrels and each barrel had a number of tunes.  If the barrel were to be moved a fraction either way a new tune could be played.

Mahogany chamber organ (barrel organ), inscribed 'Broderip and Wilkinson'. Dated between 1789-1808. This organ operates like a music box. There is storage for four barrels and each barrel had a number of tunes. If the barrel were to be moved a fraction either way a new tune could be played.

Mahogany chamber organ (barrel organ), inscribed 'Broderip and Wilkinson'.  Dated between 1789-1808.  Blue Drawing Room, Culzean Castle.

Mahogany chamber organ (barrel organ), inscribed 'Broderip and Wilkinson'. Dated between Blue Drawing Room, Culzean Castle.

Introduced into Britain in 1767, this early 19th century square table piano can be seen and heard in the Long Drawing Room, Culzean Castle.  Maker: John Hingston, Fitzroy Square, London.  Has removable legs and can be placed on a tabletop.  Employs the short octave system.

Introduced into Britain in 1767, this early 19th century square table piano can be seen and heard in the Long Drawing Room, Culzean Castle. Maker: John Hingston, Fitzroy Square, London. Has removable legs and can be placed on a tabletop. Employs the short octave system.

Clarsach and guitar. Enjoy their beautiful sound, played by Celtic Twist, in the Round Room of Culzean Castle on Friday and Sunday afternoons.

Meredith McCrindle, harpist, at Culzean Castle. Engaging our brides-to-be in a stunning performance.

Harp strings (No.26, 4th Octave).  Early 19th century gilded satinwood harp.  Maker: Erards, London.

Harp strings (No.26, 4th Octave). Early 19th century gilded satinwood harp. Maker: Erards, London.

Makers plate.  Early 19th century square table piano by John Hingston, Fitzroy Square, London.

Early century square table piano by John Hingston, Fitzroy Square, London.

Closer view of fretwork detail on early 19th century square table piano by John Hingston, Fitzroy Square, London.

Closer view of fretwork detail on early century square table piano by John Hingston, Fitzroy Square, London.

Early 19th century square table piano by John Hingston, Fitzroy Square, London.  Employs the short octave system.

Early century square table piano by John Hingston, Fitzroy Square, London. Employs the short octave system.

Mahogany music stand with candle holders.  Can be seen in the Long Drawing Room, Culzean Castle.

Mahogany music stand with candle holders. Can be seen in the Long Drawing Room, Culzean Castle.

19th century, Ducommun-Girod keywind cylinder musical box.  Swiss, circa. 1820-1874.  Case of rosewood with marquetry decoration on the lid.  Located in the Blue Drawing Room of Culzean Castle.

Case of rosewood with marquetry decoration on the lid. Located in the Blue Drawing Room of Culzean Castle.

Early 19th century gilded satinwood harp.  Maker: Erards, London.  Incription reads 'Maker to the royal family his most Christian majesty, the King of France and HIM Emperor of all the Russias'.  'Dated 1811'.  'Sebastian Erards.  Patent N3106, 18 Great Marborough Street, London'.

Early 19th century gilded satinwood harp. Maker: Erards, London. Incription reads 'Maker to the royal family his most Christian majesty, the King of France and HIM Emperor of all the Russias'. 'Dated 1811'. 'Sebastian Erards. Patent N3106, 18 Great Marborough Street, London'.

Enjoy the sound of Celtic Twist in their "West Coast Sessions". Available to purchase in the Castle shop!

With thanks to Celtic Twist for allowing us to repost their photograph.

Thanks to Celtic Twist for allowing us to share their photograph. Enjoy their music at Culzean Castle on Friday and Sunday afternoons.

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