A 20-year-old Felix Mendelssohn stood in a roofless abbey in Edinburgh, Scotland when inspiration struck. The German composer was taken aback by the beauty of the sky pouring into the chapel.
Later, he wrote to his family,
In the deep twilight we went today to the palace… The chapel below is now roofless. Grass and ivy thrive there… Everything is ruined, decayed, and the clear heavens pour in. I think I have found there the beginning of my ‘Scottish’ Symphony.”
Stand in his shoes and experience the inspiring Holyrood Abbey, then buy a ticket to hear his majestic and stormy Scottish Symphony — this Friday at Smilin’ Isles.
Arrive early to catch traditional Highland dancing, to learn the difference between whisky, whiskey and American bourbon, or to play a round of mini-golf.
See you Friday for this Celtic celebration!