Margaret Bennett

'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.

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.

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...

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...

See When You Look back...: Clydeside Reminiscences of the Home Front, 1939-45

See When You Look back...: Clydeside Reminiscences of the Home Front, 1939-45

Folklorist Dr Margaret Bennett collected these reminiscences of life in Clydeside at the time of the second World War. Those sharing their memories and (songs) are the good ladies of the Kinning Park Over Sixties Club

Sgeulachd Pheadair Rabaid

Sgeulachd Pheadair Rabaid

Sgeulachd Pheadair Rabaid Gaelic Translation of The Tale of the Peter Rabbit, published in 1902. While holidaying in Dunkeld, Beatrix Potter wrote her first draft of Peter Rabbit. Not surprisingly, Mr McGregor appears, as Perthshire is home of the ancient Clan Gregor. Now, at last, Gaelic-speaking children may delight in Peter Rabbit and all his family. Margaret Bennett, Perthshire, 2008.

Take the Road to Aberfeldy

Take the Road to Aberfeldy

Margaret Bennett joins with friends from the Royal Conservatorie of Scotland, Glasgow (formerly RSAMD) and Aberfeldy District Gaelic Choir for this lovely CD of Scots and Gaelic songs

We are the Engineers!: The Taught Us Skill for Life

We are the Engineers!: The Taught Us Skill for Life

 

 We are the Engineers!:  They Taught Us Skills for Life. Scotland’s labour history has been the subject of many important studies, surveys, articles and books. Some of those published represent the invaluable collection of local groups and amateur historians, while others have been, and are, produced by academics and labour officials. The general expectation, even in Scotland, is that these works should be written in Standard English, regardless of the everyday speech of the workforce. For this publication, however, it seemed more important to transcribe, as recorded, the voices of folk whose vitality of language and expression gives a brighter reflection of their experiences during work and leisure.

 

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