We are pleased to invite papers for the Loder Family and Music in Provincial Britain Study Day on Friday 16 October 2015, organised by Bath Spa University’s Centre for Musical Research in collaboration with the Holburne Museum. There will be keynotes from Emeritus Professor Stephen Banfield (University of Bristol) and Professor Rachel Cowgill (University of Huddersfield). The day will be hosted by The Holburne Museum in Bath. Originally the Sydney Gardens Hotel, the Holburne is situated at the entrance to the Sydney Gardens, the only extant Georgian pleasure garden in Britain – though much changed since its heyday in the early nineteenth century. It was here that John David Loder and later John Fawcett Loder led the orchestra that played for garden gala events. The day will include a concert of the music of the Loders and their associates. The conference will coincide with an exhibition at the The Museum of Bath at Work, where there will be a display on Bath musicians at work.
The deadline for paper submissions is 1 May 2015, and more information can be found on the conference page.