Scottish Culture

'Tis Sixty Years Since: The 1951 Edinburgh People's Festival Ceilidh and the Scottish Folk Revival

'Tis Sixty Years Since: The 1951 Edinburgh People's Festival Ceilidh and the Scottish Folk Revival

Sixty Years Since: The First 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.

'Tis Sixty Years Since: The 1951 Edinburgh People's Festival Ceilidh and the Scottish Folk Revival - Kindle Edition

'Tis Sixty Years Since: The 1951 Edinburgh People's Festival Ceilidh and the Scottish Folk Revival - Kindle Edition

This 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 Ceilidh at Oddfellows' Hall was a catalyst for the modern Scottish Folk Revival. It was presided over by Hamish Henderson and recorded by Alan Lomax. Also in 1951, the School of Scottish Studies was founded at the University of Edinburgh

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

Dileab Ailein: The Legacy of Allan MacArthur - Newfoundland Traditions  Across Four Generations

Dileab Ailein: The Legacy of Allan MacArthur - Newfoundland Traditions Across Four Generations

This collection of from Newfoundland records the last Gaelic speaking family in the Canadian Province that was, till 1949, Britain’s oldest colony.

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.

Glen Lyon: A Family Song Cycle [iTunes downloads]

Glen Lyon: A Family Song Cycle [iTunes downloads]

This 'cycle of Gaelic songs' features five generation of singers from Martyn's family:  his  great-great grandfather, Peter Stewart (recorded c. 1910), his grandmother Peigi Stewart (mid-1950s) and his mother Margaret Bennett (recorded in 1998).  Margaret sings while Martyn accompanies her, interpreting the songs handed down to them from previous generations.

Home to Argyll with Ethel MacCallum

Home to Argyll with Ethel MacCallum

As Ethel shares her compositions in this CD, it is our hope that singers and musicians, young and old, may also discover and enjoy the enrichment of the language, songs, music and culture of Gaelic Scotland.

In Our Day...: Reminiscences and Songs from Rural Perthshire

In Our Day...: Reminiscences and Songs from Rural Perthshire

Life in the glens and villages of Perthshire is viewed through the eyes of shepherds, farmers, crofters, estate workers, housewives, gardeners, professionals, trades-people and children.

Jerome: Just One More Song!

Jerome: Just One More Song!

Jerome Downey was born in Western Newfoundland in 1923 and lived all his life in the Codroy Valley, ‘the Garden of Newfoundland’. “He’s an outstanding singer, a singer’s singer, effortless and melodic. When you listen to this man you get an insight into something that’s older and very valid today.” – Cathal McConnell 

Love and Loss: Remembering Martyn Bennett in Scotland's Music

Love and Loss: Remembering Martyn Bennett in Scotland's Music

Love & Loss is a three tracks album in memory of Margaret Bennett talented son, Martyn Bennett, who passed away much to early...

Love and Loss: Remembering Martyn Bennett in Scotland's Music [iTunes downloads]

Love and Loss: Remembering Martyn Bennett in Scotland's Music [iTunes downloads]

Love & Loss is a three tracks album in memory of Margaret Bennett talented son, Martyn Bennett, who passed away much to early...

Nell Hannah: Aye Singin an Spinnin Yarns

Nell Hannah: Aye Singin an Spinnin Yarns

Nell Hannah: Aye Singin an Spinnin Yarns. Nell Hannah in conversation with folklorist Margaret Bennett and long-time friend and fellow-singer, Doris Rougvie, Nell shares a life-time of reminiscences and songs. In recalling the hey-day of an industry that shut down in the 1980s, she constructs an oral history of life in war-time Perthshire. Then, following life's paths with its twists.

 

Newfoundland Homecoming Ceilidh-Ceilidh Failteachaidah on Talamh Ur

Newfoundland Homecoming Ceilidh-Ceilidh Failteachaidah on Talamh Ur

This compilation represents four generations of a remarkable family whose Gaelic-speaking forebears emigrated from the Isle of Canna, Moidart and Glengarry between 1820 and 1840. Their people settled in the fertile Codroy Valley, southwest Newfoundland...

Oatmeal and the Catechism:  Scottish Gaelic Settlers  in Quebec

Oatmeal and the Catechism: Scottish Gaelic Settlers in Quebec

Records the oral history, folklore and folklife of a group of emigrants from the Outer Hebrides who settled in Quebec during the 19th century.

Recollections of an Argyllshire Drover  & Other West Highland Chronicles (Hardback)

Recollections of an Argyllshire Drover & Other West Highland Chronicles (Hardback)

This collection, selected and and edited by Dr Margaret Bennett, will be welcomed by a wide range of readers, especially those who share Cregeen’s enthusiasm for ‘approaching the history of the Highlands with a mind alert to the claims of oral tradition.’

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