March 8, 2020

This film was nominated for a John Byrne Award!

August 15, 2017

The Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen violins will be heard by a UK-wide audience for the first time in BBC Radio 4’s World War One: The Cultural Front at 10.30am on Saturday 19th August 2017


August 14, 2017

The Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon violins will be played in duet at Craiglockhart on August 15th 2017 at a Royal Society of Edinburgh lecture by Neil McLennan, author of a forthcoming book about Owen’s time in Edinburgh.

Both violins were created as symbo...

August 10, 2017

Thursday 17 August | 2pm - 4pm

In 1917 Wilfred Owen met Siegfried Sassoon in Edinburgh and their 100 year anniversary is being celebrated in the City Arts Centre. Join Catherine Walker, the curator of the War Poets exhibition at Craiglockhart, for a talk on Wilfred Owen...

March 21, 2015

Full ninety autumns has this ancient beech

Helped with its myriad leafy tongues to swell

The dirges of the deep-toned western gale,


And ninety times hath all its power of speech

Been stricken dumb, at sound of winter's yell ...


WILFRED Owen wrote this poem - Written in a...

December 21, 2014

A violin that has been made to commemorate 100 years since the start of the First World War is to make its RSC debut.

The violin will be played during a special Christmas Eve performance of Phil Porter's new play The Christmas Truce.

The performance on Christmas Eve will...

November 9, 2014

Paying tribute to the war poet treated for shell-shock at Craiglockhart, Edinburgh, Steve Burnett hopes to make a new violin from a branch cut down in the grounds only a few months ago.


During the First World War shell-shocked officers were treated at Craiglockhart, an...

September 21, 2014

The National Trust for Scotland is delighted to announce two concerts are the latest in a series of charity concerts featuring instruments made by Edinburgh violin maker Steve Burnett, which have included concerts for a range of local and international environmental ch...

August 4, 2014

Martha Kearney speaks to Steve Burnett, who made a violin in tribute to poet Wilfred Owen. 


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September 7, 2010

A violin made from a tree at author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s childhood home has been handed over to a top musical instrument collection.


The violin was carved from the sycamore tree by Edinburgh-based luthier Steve Burnett.

It was made as a tribute to Conan Doyle’...

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