Independence, nationalism and the referendum

Independence, nationalism and the referendum posted 29 Sep 2014 02:24 by Simon McKerrell   [ updated 29 Sep 2014 02:27 ] What significance might the referendum on Scottish independence have for Scottish traditional music and musicians?   The following post is based upon a reading of the Understanding Scotland Musically survey results which are available in full at: Questionnaire on Scottish trad music.   … Continue reading Independence, nationalism and the referendum

Scottish traditional music should be…

Scottish traditional music should be... posted 23 Sep 2014 04:02 by Simon McKerrell   [ updated 23 Sep 2014 04:09 ]     How do we collectively conceive of Scottish traditional music?     The results of my survey sample of the community of Scottish traditional music are in, and I'm trying to process some of the mass of information. Between March … Continue reading Scottish traditional music should be…

Scotland as internal Other has been a powerfully creative trope

Scotland as internal Other has been a powerfully creative trope posted 9 Sep 2014 01:34 by Simon McKerrell   [ updated 9 Sep 2014 01:37 ] With the referendum on Scottish independence now only a matter of days away, it is timely to consider how this relationship has been performed in Scottish traditional music.    There is a plethora of information … Continue reading Scotland as internal Other has been a powerfully creative trope