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The Legacy of Hamish Henderson

Jim Gilchrist, The ScotsmanBorne on the Carrying Stream: The Legacy of Hamish Henderson edited by Eberhard BortRATHER like the motley appropriation of Robert Burns at this time of year, different people have different handles on Hamish Henderson, as poet, Second World War intelligence officer, folklorist, political internationalist, father of the Scottish folk revival or genial [...]

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Hamish Henderson: The 1951 Edinburgh People's Festival Ceilidh and the Scottish Folk Revival

Review from The Living TraditionEBERHARD BORT Editor -  'Tis Sixty Years Since: The 1951 Edinburgh People's Festival Ceilidh and the Scottish Folk RevivalThis book marks the 60th anniversary of the 1951 Edinburgh People's Festival Ceilidh and collects views and perspectives on the way the Scottish Folk Revival has evolved over the past sixty years. The [...]

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Take The Road To Aberfeldy

Review From www.livingtradition.co.ukMARGARET BENNETT  - Take The Road To Aberfeldy
Grace Note Publications GNPCD0001“When it comes to singing,” says Margaret in her lovely, companionable booklet note, “the road to Aberfeldy takes on a special meaning for me”. This refers specifically back to her experiences of “singing together” with the “welcoming, enthusiastic, warm-hearted and versatile” Aberfeldy & [...]

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OBITUARY: Lillias Scott Forbes (December 1, 1918 – October 2, 1913)

by Tom HubbardLillias wis the lest o a generation o Scots makars. Her gift wis a reenge o poetic moods and – aptly fir a dochter o the composer Francis George Scott – tones. Fir her, the soun o her Scots (forby her Suddron) wis uppermaist; ti quote frae thon third leid that wis a life-lang luve, it [...]

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