Rae Macintosh Musicroom
41 Shandwick Place
Tel: 0131 221 0041
Fax: 0131 225 9447
Email: edinburgh@musicroom.com
Opening Hours
Monday to Wednesday & Friday - 9.30am to 6pm
Thursday - 9.30am to 7pm
Saturday - 9.30am to 6.00pm
Sunday - 11am to 5pm
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Rae Lamond

Store Manager

Rae has been manager of Rae Mac’s for over 10 years and loves being part of the working musical community in Edinburgh. Music isn’t just her job, it’s also her hobby. Her passion for Musical Theatre has taken her to theatres across the UK as a singer, actor, director and audience member. Gilbert & Sullivan is a particular obsession and if someone asked she would happily perform as one of General Stanley’s daughters in The Pirates Of Penzance every night of her life. Sadly, no one has asked (as yet).

Russell Watkins

Sales Advisor

Russell has worked at Rae Macintosh for nearly all of his working life. At age 19 he quickly learned that tree surgery wasn’t for him and changed tack to Music Retail. Armed with an in depth knowledge of Sinatra, Bowie and Queen and the ability to play a tune on almost any instrument, Russell has taken customer service in his stride for over twenty years now with no signs of slowing down. And if he does slow down it only takes a couple of chocolate biscuits and Bohemian Rhapsody to get him going again.

Andy Keeling

Sales Advisor

Andy is widely known as “the Irish one with the beard” and is our guitar expert and technician. He can undertake the repair of most stringed instruments at his in-store workshop and is also an experienced Luthier. When not working with us he plays Mandolin and Banjo with Edinburgh based band The Salmon Of Knowledge. Tired of lugging two instruments to gigs he recently designed and built his own beautiful double necked “Manjo”. When not at the shop or gigging Andy can usually be found cycling, walking or browsing wood on eBay.

Claire Komar

Sales Advisor

Claire is an amazing mash up of Rock Drummer and Disney Princess whose eclectic music tastes make for great in-store playlists. Her flair for crafting has seen some creative displays in Rae Mac’s in recent months. The Christmas tree made only from books was a particular highlight – so long as nobody needed to buy the Coldplay book at the bottom of the pile. Claire takes on whatever challenges customers can throw at her – but if Newton Faulkner were to pop in for strings she might find it hard to maintain her usual level of cool.

Keri Zaczek

Sales Advisor

Keri is an 80s soft rock chic at heart. While the bubble perm has gone, her enthusiasm for Big Country, Marillion and Stevie Nicks will never go out of style. Keri came to Rae Mac’s via cosmetic sales in California and her own baking business in Falkirk, but she now wears pink lipstick and makes cupcakes just for fun. Keri likes a blether and loves to hear stories of Rae Mac’s in times gone by. As an ancestor of the original “Mr. Rae”, she has a unique connection to the shop and is proud to be keeping it in the family 170 years on.

Jamie Wilson

Sales Advisor

Jamie is all about the keys. He loves playing the piano and his enthusiasm for the instrument pours out of him while he demos our keyboards. When not playing the piano for customers, he’s playing piano in his breaks…and when he’s not playing piano in the shop he’s playing piano in bars in Perth and Edinburgh and with his band, Domiciles. Has it been mentioned that Jamie likes to play the piano? Jamie also loves ambient music and noodley Jazz. The kind of jazz that lasts for 3 1/2 minutes on the shop playlist before someone vetoes it.