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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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...
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.’