Lecturer and Guest Speaker



An experienced and well qualified lecturer and guest speaker; with a background in Music, the Arts and Education; Adrian Finnerty is able to offer a variety of lecture topics and presentations on a wide range of music and education related subjects.


Lectures are delivered in an interesting and engaging manner, accompanied by multi-media PowerPoint presentations including colourful illustrations with a wide range of captivating slideshows, audio excerpts and video clips.


Presentations can be customised to suit different audiences; providing either a broad overview of the subject for the general listener, or a more detailed account for the more specialised listener.

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Adrian’s musical interests include: the History of Western Music; European Music and Culture; National Identity in Music; Scandinavian and Russian Music; 20th Century Music; Scottish Music; Music in Britain; Film Music; Music and Art; Jazz; Music Education; Piano, Organ and Choral Music; Composing, Arranging and Conducting.

Examples of Lecture Topics


Examples of lecture topics and presentations can be seen below.

Other topics can also be arranged.


National Identity in Music: From Russia to Bohemia and Scandinavia to Spain
National Identity in Music: From the USA to the UK
Musical Pictures: Music Inspired by Art and Artists
Sounds of the Cinema: A celebration of music for the Silver Screen
Symphonic Seascapes: Music Inspired by the Sea


Music of the Baltic
Sibelius: Symphonist and Storyteller
The Russian Musical Tradition
The Life and Music of Tchaikovsky
Grieg and the Music of Norway

Provençal Songs and Dances
Symphonic Poems and French Impressions
Sacred Music: Plainsong to Polyphony
The French Choral Tradition

Classical Music of Scotland
Traditional Music of Scotland
Musical Impressions of Scotland

Melodies of the Rhine

The Music of Beethoven
The Music of Brahms

The Music of Mozart

Vienna: City of Music
Salzburg: Sound of Music City

The Story of Jazz
Music of the Big Bands
Hungarian Rhapsodies
The Glories of Venice
The World of Opera

Music inspired by Shakespeare

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Adrian has been engaged as a Guest Lecturer with a number of cruise companies, including: Saga, Fred Olsen, Royal Caribbean, Noble Caledonia, Hebridean River Cruises and Hebridean Island Cruises.


Lectures are both informative and entertaining, and are always very popular, with excellent feedback from those in attendance.


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Here is an article, published in The Hebridean Times, promoting the music themed Melodies of the Rhine cruise on the Royal Crown with Hebridean River Cruises.


Click on the image to either view the article online, or download Issue 24 of the The Hebridean Times.


Other Lecture Topics


Other lecture topics and presentations can be provided by arrangement.

For further information contact: info@adrianfinnerty.co.uk


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Adrian Finnerty

BA(Hons), MA Ed, MSc, MMus, DipTMus, DipABRSM, ALCM, FISM


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