8th December 2023
Castle events

Duchess Kitty MP, a Musical Celebration

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Join us in Blair Castle’s Ballroom for a recital of piano, song and a little pipe music interspersed with excerpts from Kitty’s life story. The concert is to celebrate the centenary of the Duchess of Atholl (Duchess Kitty’s) election to Parliament, she was the first Scottish woman MP and you can read her full story here. 


  • Dida Condria (International prize winner and finalist of Young Musician of the Year (Keyboard) 2022
  • Colleen Nicoll – soprano
  • Muriel Johnstone and Lavinia Gordon – piano
  • Garry West – bagpipes

When? Friday 8th December, 4pm – 5pm
Entry: £15, and includes tea and mince pies after the concert.  Tickets can be purchased in advance here.

Music in Blair Atholl

Music in Blair Atholl was set up some 30 years ago as a small organisation with charitable status to bring classical music of a high standard to the Highlands of Scotland where it had little representation. At that stage Sebastian and Henrietta Thewes were living at Strathgarry where they had converted 18th Century farm buildings to include a small concert hall seating 100.

Since the sale of Strathgarry their concerts moved to Lude House, Blair Atholl, home of Andrew and Lavinia Gordon, and have now moved to the Ballroom of Blair Castle, with occasional concerts at the Village Hall and Kilmaveonaig Church, Blair Atholl.

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