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

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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 -Sixty years ago, 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.

Film, TV & DramaPerforming Arts except MusicPageants, parades, festivalsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPopular beliefs & controversial knowledgeFolklore, myths & legends Publisher: Grace Note Publications Publication Date: 30/11/2011 ISBN-13: 9781907676109  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Contributors Rob Adams is a freelance journalist and music critic who has covered jazz, folk and traditional, world and Americana music for The Herald for over two decades. John Barrow is one of the co-founders of Edinburgh Folk Club and runs Stoneyport Associates, Scotland's premier folk music agency. Jean Bechhofer, originally from Shetland, is a psychologist and a stalwart of Edinburgh Folk Club. Margaret Bennett, originally from Skye, is an internationally renowned folklorist, singer and prize-winning author who worked closely with Hamish Henderson in the School of Scottish Studies. Ivor Birnie of 'Democracy for Scotland' was one of the conveners of the Vigil for a Scottish Parliament at the foot of Calton Hill, which was set up after the UK general election of 1992, and kept their vow to stay until a Scottish Parliament was agreed. Eberhard 'Paddy' Bort works in the Institute of Governance at the University of Edinburgh; he is chair of Edinburgh Folk Club. Steve Byrne was involved in the digitising of he School of Scottish Studies' archive; he is also a distinguished singer and songwriter, and the convener of the Hamish Henderson Archive Trust. Norman Chalmers is a journalist who covers acoustic music for The List magazine; as a musician, he has been involved for decades with Jock Tamson's Bairns. Maurice Fleming from Blairgowrie is a folk collector, writer and journalist and, for 27 years, worked for the Scots Magazine, ten as assistant and the rest as editor. Rob Gibson is an SN P Member of the Scottish Parliament, representing the Highlands, and used to be one of the organisers of the Highland Music Traditional Festivals. Jim Gilchrist is a features writer for the Scotsman; for which he also writes his must read Thursday 'Folk, Jazz, etc' column. Christopher Harvie, a historian by trade, was Professor for British and Irish Studies at Tubingen for 27 years, before he became an SN P Member of the Scottish Parliament (2007- 2011). Hamish Henderson (1919-2002) was Scotland's greatest folklorist, poet and song collector, songwriter, political activist and researcher at the School of Scottish Studies. Tom Hubbard is a poet and translator, an academic, currently working as a Visiting Professor at the University of Grenoble. His The Chagall Winnocks wi ither Scots poems and ballants o Europe (2011) was published by Grace Note Publications. Rita Hunter is a Feis Rois manager and was one of the organisers of the Highland Traditional Music Festival during its twenty-year lifespan. Nick Keir was, for a quarter century, a member of Scottish vocal trio The McCalmans; he also worked with 7:84 Theatre Company. Alastair McDonald, who celebrated his 70th birthday in 2011, is firmly established as Scotland's leading musical minstrel, at home in both the folk and jazz world, with a sprinkling of Music Hall for good measure. Adam McNaughtan is a former teacher and antiquarian book seller, a singer, songwriter and folklorist who has worked with the School of Scottish Studies. Ewan McVicar is a singer, songwriter, folk collector and author who has researched the 1951 Edinburgh People's Festival Ceilidh and curated the release of the album based on Alan Lomax's recording of the event. Tessa Ransford is a poet, translator, literary editor and cultural activist - she was the founding Director of the Scottish Poetry Library in Edinburgh. David Stenhouse is a journalist and senior radio broadcaster with BB C Scotland. Peter Urpeth studied literature and philosophy at Middlesex Polytechnic. He worked as a music journalist for Time Out and is a former editor of the Stornoway Gazette. Gary West is a renowned piper and the Director of the School of Scottish Studies at the University of Edinburgh.

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