Poetry

Borne On The Carrying Stream - The Legacy of Hamish Henderson

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

Eilean Uaine Thiriodh: Beatha, Òrain agus Ceòl Ethel NicChaluim

Eilean Uaine Thiriodh: Beatha, Òrain agus Ceòl Ethel NicChaluim

Ethel NicChaluim

 

Ann an 1942 chaidh Ethel NicChaluim a ghluasad à taigh dhilleachdan ann an Glaschu a dh’Eilean Thiriodh far an do dh’fhàs i fileanta sa Ghàidhlig agus far an do shùigh i pailteas dualchais. Chaidh an ceòl agus an t-seinn a bh’ innte gu nàdarra a bhrosnachadh, agus rinn i ceòl agus òrain ann an Gàidhlig is ann am Beurla.

Robert MacLeod: Cowdenbeath Miner poet

Robert MacLeod: Cowdenbeath Miner poet


Robert MacLeod (1876–1958), who became an entertainer after a mining accident ended his career. He wrote for music-hall performances at the Cowdenbeath Tivoli and sang round pubs and clubs, selling broadsheets to earn money, to help soup kitchens, disaster funds, war wounded and other needy causes. MacLeod lived through two World Wars, the 1926 Strike, the Great Depression, eight decades of colliery disasters, and he wrote ‘lest we forget’.  

 

Folklorist Margaret Bennett interviewed Arthur for an oral history project, ‘The End of the Shift’, which inspired her to write the introduction, edit and annotate the collection.  anks to Arthur Nevay, we can now enjoy MacLeod’s legacy.

 

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