Last summer, I graduated from my PhD in Music at the University of Glasgow and I entered into life as a newly minted Early Career Researcher. At the same time, my supervisor was involved in a network entitled Sound Heritage, a fascinating project that sought to explore music in historic homes throughout England. It was through this that I was introduced to Dr Matt Stephens of Sydney Living Museums who told me about the museums fascinating collections. Soon after I successfully received funding from The Ross Fund (College of Arts, University of Glasgow), to visit Sydney to examine Scottish sheet music (dated between 1790-1830) held in SLM’s collections.

I was also fortunate enough to be selected for a Visiting Fellowship at Chawton House Library. So, over the next two months, I will be blogging each day about my research adventures! Hopefully, I will have some fascinating stories about my travels, explorations and what it is like to embark on a rather mad portfolio career as a researcher/singer.

Let me take this opportunity to say how grateful I am to the University of Glasgow, Sydney Living Museums & Chawton House Library for allowing me to undertake this research!

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