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  • 'Tis Sixty Years Since -  The First People's Festival Ceilidh and the Scottish Folk Revival: Kindle Edition

'Tis Sixty Years Since - The First People's Festival Ceilidh and the Scottish Folk Revival: Kindle Edition

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'Tis Sixty Years Since: The 1951 Edinburgh People's Festival Ceilidh and the Scottish Folk Revival edited by Eberhard Bort. This publication commemorates the 1951 Edinburgh People's Festival Ceilidh and collects views and perspectives on the way the Folk Revival has evolved over the past sixty years. in 1951, the first Edinburgh People's Festival Ceilidh at Oddfellows' Hall kick-started the modern Scottish Folk Revival, it was presided over by Hamish Henderson and recorded by Alan Lomax. Sixty years ago, the School of Scottish Studies was founded at the University of Edinburgh. The 10th Carrying Stream Festival in November 2011, organised by Edinburgh Folk Club in cooperation with the School of Scottish Studies and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, celebrated these anniversaries.



  • 1951 and all that… by Eberhard Bort

The People’s Festival Ceilidh

  1. The Edinburgh People’s Festival, 1951-1954 by Hamish Henderson
  2. "‘Dunking their Heels in the Corn and Custard’ : About Alan Lomax in Scotland” by Ewan McVicar
  3. The Singer behind the Song and the Man behind the Microphone” by Margaret Bennett
  4. Orain Floraidh The Songs of Flora MacNeil by Peter Urpeth

The Scottish Folk Revival: Reflections and Perspectives

  1. The Poets and the Folk Revival: A Reflection” by Adam McNaughtan
  2. The Survival of Folk Music in Scotland: A Personal Comment by Jean Bechhofer
  3. Corner House Café by Alastair McDonald
  4. Landscape with Fiddles by Jim Gilchrist
  5. Landscape with Fiddles by Gary West
  6. ‘The Past is a Foreign Country…’ by Nick Keir
  7. Hold The Arts Page: Personal Reflections on Twenty-odd Years (some of them very odd) Covering Folk Music for the Press by Rob Adams
  8. Quick Jump To Now by Norman Chalmers
  9. Legacies of the Highland Traditional Music Festival 1981 to 2002 by Rita Hunter and Rob Gibson
  10. The Folk Revival – So Far So Good? by John Barrow

Hamish Henderson and The Scottish Folk Revival

  1. Hamish Henderson: The Grand Old Man of Scottish Folk Culture by Christopher Harvie
  2. Hamish of the Songs by Maurice Fleming
  3. Scotland’s Internationale by David Stenhouse
  4. At the Vigil Hamish Henderson and the Campaign for a Scottish Parliament by Ivor Birnie
  5. ‘Literature must desire to be life, not an idea of life’ Hamish Henderson’s Vision ‘Poetry Becomes People’” by Tessa Ransford
  6. ‘All Art is a Collaboration’ by Tom Hubbard
  7. Working on the Hamish Henderson Papers by Steve Byrne


  •  The 1951 Edinburgh People’s Festival Ceilidh by Ewan McVicar

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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Scottish Folk Revival
Grace Note Publications
Kindle Edition

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