The serpent is an unusual musical instrument with history going back to the 16th century. It’s one of many historic musical instruments in the collection at St Cecilia’s Hall at the University of Edinburgh. This activity will bring back some of these forgotten instruments with a live online performance together with stories about their evolution. Jumping back to the modern day, you will hear how scientists are discovering some of the non-musical benefits of playing an instrument including potential links between musical training and our physical abilities, listening skills, and thinking skills.
A private performance will also take place in the morning, aimed specifically at communities with dementia. For more information please contact the organiser.