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Assembly Room

   Engraving in 'Modern Athens'  -  Assembly Rooms in George Street

George Street

 

1.

Assembly Rooms

School Concerts

Joan Ballantyne, now living in Darlington, England, wrote:

"Do you have any photos of the Secondary Schools Orchestra playing at the Assembly Rooms?

I was part of the orchestra. in the wind section. Muirhouse Primary supplied this section. I was there in '75 and '76.

I remember travelling up to Bruntsfield for the big rehearsals.  It seemed a long way for a 10-year-old!

When we were playing at the Assembly Rooms, we were always put in the same room as the brass section, the furthest away from the stage!

Joan Ballantyne, Darlington, NE England:  September 26, 2007

I don't have any photos of the Secondary School Concerts in the Assembly Rooms.  If you know of any, or have any  memories of these concerts, please e-mail me.

Thank you.    -  Peter Stubbs.

   

2.

Assembly Rooms

Piano Competition

Thank you to Tony Ivanov, now living in Bo'ness, West Lothian, who wrote:

1957

"I remember when I was about eleven years old in 1957, competing competing in a piano competition at the Assembly Rooms.

I studied classical piano at the music studios run by the company, Rae McIntosh, who then had their music shop and studios in George Street.

I started studying piano with them when I was seven.  My music teacher decided to enter me into this competition, although I really didn't want to enter.  The thought of playing in public terrified me."

100 Entrants

"I recall there were about a hundred entrants and, to make matters worse, when I arrived there on the day I was told I was first to perform.  All of the entrants were seated in the front of the auditorium.

I was unaware of my name being called out on account of being absolutely nervous and terrified. All I can remember is my music teacher, who had apparently marched down the aisle,  grabbed hold of me and saying: 'Don't you realise you are being called?  Get a move on.'

I approached the grand piano, put up my music and sat down. The stool required adjusting to suit my height but being still terrified I ignored this and just played. Much to my surprise I got through the performance, but couldn't exactly remember how good or how bad I was."

Result

"Much later on, after everyone had performed, the results were announced.  Imagine my surprise when I found out I had come second!"

Today

"Although I continued studying piano into my teens, that day left it's mark on me and I never entered another competition, or indeed played before an audience other than my parents.

After I left school my piano playing fell by the wayside as I followed my career, but when I took early retirement eleven years ago I decided to rekindle the experience and now I enjoy playing again although not to the same level as I used to.  I'm still very self conscious and will only play when I'm in the house by myself."

Tony Ivanov, now living in Bo'ness, West Lothian, Scotland

 

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EdinPhoto - Home Page  Please send me an e-mail ...  with your questions, comments, suggestions or news.   At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.     At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.  

Photographs and Other Images  -  These include portraits of photographers  -  photographic outings -  Princes Street views  -  Newhaven Fishwives  -  etc.  Early Photography in Edinburgh  -  Talbot, Brewster, Hill & Adamson, Early Professional Photographers in Princes Street, etc.  Professional Photographers in Edinburgh  -  1840 to 1940  -  Their names, dates of business and studio addresses.  The Photographic Society of Scotland  -  1856 to 1873  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, etc.  The History of Edinburgh Photographic Society  -  1861 to date  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, Poems, etc.  EPS Publications - EPS Handwritten Records  -  Photographic Journals  -  Trade Directories  -  Books  -  etc.  Thanks to all who have encouraged and supported me in creating the EdinPhoto web site  -  including descendants of photographers  -  researchers  -  providers of photographs and other material  Background notes on the research thal led up to the creation of this site  -   together with lists of new material added to the site since its launch.  Brief comments on how this site might be used  -  Just browsing?  -  Seeking specific information?  Please add your questions, suggestions or other comments to the Guest Book.  Links to other web sites  -  Photographic Societies  -  Photographic History  -  Family History  -  etc.  Click here to find the link to the Edinburgh Photogrpahic Society web site.

 

A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere     Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

  Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Links to Dumbiedykes pages  Link to Granton pages  Link to Leith pages   Link to Newhaven pages   Links to Portobello pages   Link to My Recent Talks