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Russel Collection, Opening of the refurbished gallery

The Russell Collection of keyboard instruments at St Cecilia’s Hall in Edinburgh is part of the Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Instruments (EUCHMI). For the last two years the site has been expanded and refurbished, and combined with the Reid Collection, all the non-keyboard instruments. It has just been re-opened to the public, as those who were listening to Darryl Martin talking on Music Matters (BBC Radio 3 6.5.2017) will know. For those of us who love historic keyboard instruments, the collection is a beacon in this country, where such collections seem to be under attack…