I've been reading a fantastic book recently by long-time Warwick academic Chris Bilton: Chris Bilton (2017) The Disappearing Product, Marketing and Markets in The Creative Industries, (Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing). This book comes at exactly the right time for me, when I am both reimagining the focus of my research to look at music … Continue reading How can musicians make a living in today’s economy?
Call for New BFE Committee Member Deadline for Nominations: Friday 7th June 2019 Dear BFE Members, The British Forum for Ethnomusicology seeks nominations for election for a new position on the BFE Committee. This role is intended to consolidate and develop the BFE’s current outreach activities. It is vital for the future of the BFE … Continue reading British Forum for Ethnomusicology seeks new committee members
I've just put up my Live at the King's Hall album of live piping on bandcamp. You can find the album for download at https://simonmckerrell.bandcamp.com/album/bagpipes-live-at-the-kings-hall Live at the King's Hall bagpipes May 2012 ALBUM INFO On the 3rd May 2012, I recorded a solo bagpipe album at the King's Hall, Newcastle University, in England. This … Continue reading Live Album bagpipes on bandcamp
Call for Proposals International Symposium, 17-19 October 2019 Folk Music Research, Folkloristics, and Anthropology of Music in Europe: Pathways in the Intellectual History of Ethnomusicology University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna Department of Folk Music Research and Ethnomusicology In cooperation with Mozarteum University Salzburg Department of Musicology Keynote speaker: Owe Ronström Uppsala University, Campus … Continue reading CfP Folk Music Research, Folkloristics, and Anthropology of Music in Europe
The passing of the vote in favour of implementing a tourist tax in the City of Edinburgh today marks an important point in the story towards mobilizing tourism revenue to support local culture. https://www.flickr.com/photos/63313542@N05/8477808902/ The Big Fiddle in Sydney, Nova Scotia In our recent report Traditional Music and the Rural Creative Economy in Argyll and Bute, we made a radical suggestion that local, traditional arts could … Continue reading Now is the time to lobby for a tourist tax for local culture
Interesting ESEM meeting this year in Durham here's the CfP XXXV European Seminar in Ethnomusicology 3-7 September 2019 – Durham University, UK “Performing bodies” The XXXV European Seminar in Ethnomusicology will take place from 3 to 7 September 2019 in Durham, United Kingdom, and will be hosted by the University’s Music Department, in the unique … Continue reading CfP European Seminar in Ethnomusicology
I am delighted to announce a brand new music collection for 2019. The Woodilee Collection of Traditional Music by Simon McKerrell Is my combined collection of 73 traditional tunes I have composed for bagpipes, Uilleann pipes, banjo, whistle, fiddle accordion and other instruments. The tunes stretch as far back as the 1990s for me personally, … Continue reading New Music Book for 2019!
Saw this interesting CfP others may wish to circulate--was struck by the shifting figures in revenues (which we musicologists knew) but about which there has been little academic research. Call for Chapters Perspectives on Music Production – Exploiting Music - Routledge Deadline for proposals: 26 April 2019 In the spirit of the Perspectives On … Continue reading Interesting CfP Music Exploitation
I'm delighted to be contributing to a workshop at Queens Uni Belfast next month entitled 'Creativity in Crisis' CiC Workshop Poster C R E A T I V I T Y I N C R I S I S A r t s i n t h e A g e of … Continue reading Creativity in Crisis
I am delighted to be conducting[!] a new Oratorio for choir and ensemble at Newcastle University this Thursday the 1st November. It has been specially composed as part of a large European research project of which I am a part called CoHere. Please do come along, the concert on the 1st is free and we will … Continue reading New Performance ‘Rivers of our Being’ Folk Oratorio, November 1st 2018, Newcastle University