General John Reid 1721/22 — 1807

Reid Concerts at
The University of Edinburgh

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From 1841 to the present day, an annual concert has been given in memory of General John Reid who bequeathed funds to establish a Chair of Music at The University of Edinburgh in 1839 and for a concert to be given on or around his birthday, 13 February, each year. Born 300 years ago the image above is of General Reid as a young man. Since 1841 musical performances in the form of concerts and recitals presented by the Department/Faculty of Music/Reid School of Music at the University of Edinburgh have been known colloquially as 'Reid Concerts'. 

This website is a database outlining the contents of the available printed evidence of these concert programmes and offering some background information on the performers and the performances.

Charting the development and evolution of the Reid Concerts at
The University of Edinburgh

through the contents of the concert programmes ...