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  • Borne On The Carrying Stream - The Legacy of Hamish Henderson:Kindle Edition

Borne On The Carrying Stream - The Legacy of Hamish Henderson:Kindle Edition

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Borne on the Carrying Stream – The Legacy of Hamish Henderson. Hamish Henderson poet, soldier, scholar, folklorist, song-maker and political activist. Eighteen essays engaging with aspects of Hamish Henderson's remarkable contribution to contemporary Scottish culture - from song-writing and song-collecting to poetry and politics. Contributors: Margaret Bennett, Eberhard Bort, Steve Byrne, Corey Gibson, Rob Gibson, George Gunn, Joy Hendry, Tom Hubbard, Geordie McIntyre, Brian McNeill, Ewan McVicar, Pino Mereu, Timothy Neat, Tessa Ransford, Mario Relich, Donald Smith, Sheila Stewart, Gary West. Edinburgh Folk Club's annual Carrying Stream Festival celebrates the life and legacy of Hamish Henderson. A selection of the Festival's Hamish Henderson Lectures, together with the other contributions, paint a fascinating picture of this multi-facetted Scot-'Father of the Scottish Folk Revival'. (www.carryingstreamfestival.co.uk).


  1. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS                                                                                         
  2. Introduction
  3. Hamish Henderson: The Democratic Muse - Eberhard Bort
  4. Song-Writing and Song-Collecting Champion of the Oral Tradition - Brian McNeill 
  5. A Singer’s Perspective - Geordie McIntyre
  6. Hamish Among the Travellers - Sheila Stewart
  7. Wee Gallus Weans: Hamish Henderson as a Collector of Children’s Lore - Ewan McVicar
  8. Perthshire to Pennsylvania: The Influence of Hamish Henderson on Transatlantic Folklore Studies - Margaret Bennett
  9. A Fili from the Province of the Cat: Hamish Henderson and Caithness - George Gunn
  10. Hamish Henderson and the Piping Tradition of the North-East - Gary West
  11. Hamish Henderson and Béla Bartók: ‘Bridgeable Chasms’ - Tom Hubbard         


  1. Apollyon’s Chasm: The Poetry of Hamish Henderson - Mario Relich
  2. Encompass the Crossed-Sword Blades: Hamish Henderson’s Poetry - Tessa Ransford        
  3. Hamish Henderson: As the Poets Saw Him - Timothy Neat  
  4. The Scottish Accent of the Mind—The Sympathetic Imagination: Scottish Poets of the Second World War - Joy Hendry         


  1. Hamish Among the Partisans - Pino Mereu        
  2. ‘Gramsci in Action’: Antonio Gramsci and Hamish Henderson’s Folk Revivalism - Corey Gibson        
  3. Headful of Highland Songs: Journeying Hopefully Thanks to Seumas Mòr - Rob Gibson        


  1. Libraries of Love and Passion: Hamish Henderson’s Library - Donald Smith        
  2. Riches in the Kist: The Living Legacy of  Hamish Henderson - Steve Byrne        


Other related books:

A book part of a loose trilogy: Borne on the Carrying Stream (2010), followed by ‘Tis Sixty Years Since (2011) and At Hame Wi’ Freedom (2012). All revolving around the life and legacy of Hamish Henderson,

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Legacy of Hamish Henderson
Grace Note Publications
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