Understanding Scotland Musically

Folk, Tradition and Policy

Author: Simon McKerrell,Gary West

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315467550

Category: Music

Page: 290

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Scottish traditional music has been through a successful revival in the mid-twentieth century and has now entered a professionalised and public space. Devolution in the UK and the surge of political debate surrounding the independence referendum in Scotland in 2014 led to a greater scrutiny of regional and national identities within the UK, set within the wider context of cultural globalisation. This volume brings together a range of authors that sets out to explore the increasingly plural and complex notions of Scotland, as performed in and through traditional music. Traditional music has played an increasingly prominent role in the public life of Scotland, mirrored in other Anglo-American traditions. This collection principally explores this movement from historically text-bound musical authenticity towards more transient sonic identities that are blurring established musical genres and the meaning of what constitutes ‘traditional’ music today. The volume therefore provides a cohesive set of perspectives on how traditional music performs Scottishness at this crucial moment in the public life of an increasingly (dis)United Kingdom.

Focus: Scottish Traditional Music

Author: Simon McKerrell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317806220

Category: Music

Page: 174

View: 6491

Focus: Scottish Traditional Music engages methods from ethnomusicology, popular music studies, cultural studies, and media studies to explain how complex Scottish identities and culture are constructed in the traditional music and culture of Scotland. This book examines Scottish music through their social and performative contexts, outlining vocal traditions such as lullabies, mining songs, Scottish ballads, herding songs, and protest songs as well as instrumental traditions such as fiddle music, country dances, and informal evening pub sessions. Case studies explore the key ideas in understanding Scotland musically by exploring ethnicity, Britishness, belonging, politics, transmission and performance, positioning the cultural identity of Scotland within the United Kingdom. Visit the author's companion website at http://www.scottishtraditionalmusic.org/ for additional resources.


Local Meanings, Globalized Sounds

Author: Pamela A. Moro

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429887191

Category: Social Science

Page: 140

View: 5658

Violins: Local Meanings, Globalized Sounds examines the violin as an object of meaning in a variety of cultural and historical contexts, and as a vehicle for introducing anthropological issues. Each chapter highlights concepts as taught in lower-level anthropology courses, and includes teaching and learning tools. Chapters range from a memoir-like social biography of a single instrument to explorations of violins in relation to technology, labor, the environment, migration, globalization, childhood, cultural understandings of talent and virtuosity, and prestige.

Rock: The Primary Text

Developing a Musicology of Rock

Author: Allan F Moore,Remy Martin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429954107

Category: Music

Page: 322

View: 3384

This thoroughly revised third edition of Allan F. Moore's ground-breaking book, now co-authored with Remy Martin, incorporates new material on rock music theory, style change and the hermeneutic method developed in Moore’s Song Means (2012). An even larger array of musicians is discussed, bringing the book right into the 21st century. Rock's 'primary text' – its sounds – is the focus of attention here. The authors argue for the development of a musicology particular to rock within the context of the background to the genres, the beat and rhythm and blues styles of the early 1960s, 'progressive' rock, punk rock, metal and subsequent styles. They also explore the fundamental issue of rock as a medium for self-expression, and the relationship of this to changing musical styles. Rock: The Primary Text remains innovative in its exploration of an aesthetics of rock.

Popular Song in the First World War

An International Perspective

Author: John Mullen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351068660

Category: Music

Page: 260

View: 1302

What did popular song mean to people across the world during the First World War? For the first time, song repertoires and musical industries from countries on both sides in the Great War as well as from neutral countries are analysed in one exciting volume. Experts from around the world, and with very different approaches, bring to life the entertainment of a century ago, to show the role it played in the lives of our ancestors. The reader will meet the penniless lyricist, the theatre chain owner, the cross-dressing singer, fado composer, stage Scotsman or rhyming soldier, whether they come from Serbia, Britain, the USA, Germany, France, Portugal or elsewhere, in this fascinating exploration of showbiz before the generalization of the gramophone. Singing was a vector for patriotic support for the war, and sometimes for anti-war activism, but it was much more than that, and expressed and constructed debates, anxieties, social identities and changes in gender roles. This work, accompanied by many links to online recordings, will allow the reader to glimpse the complex role of popular song in people’s lives in a period of total war.

Queere Tracks

Subversive Strategien in der Rock- und Popmusik

Author: Doris Leibetseder

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839411939

Category: Social Science

Page: 340

View: 516

In dieser spannenden Pionierarbeit werden erstmals Schlüsselkonzepte der aktuellen Gender-Politik und Queer Theorie wie Ironie, Parodie, Camp, Maske/Maskerade, Mimesis/Mimikry, Cyborg, Transsexualität und Dildo wissenschaftlich aufbereitet. Mit Hilfe einer neuen Art der Wissensvermittlung verbindet die Autorin anspruchsvolle sozial- und kulturwissenschaftliche Theorien mit praktischen Beispielen aus den Cultural Studies. Der subversive Charakter queerer Motive wird am Beispiel zeitgenössischer Rock- und Popmusik aufgezeigt und in Beziehung zu klassischen Diskursen der abendländischen Philosophiegeschichte gesetzt.

Musical Scotland, Past and Present

Being a Dictionary of Scottish Musicians from about 1400 Till the Present Time, to which is Added a Bibliography of Musical Publications Connected with Scotland from 1611

Author: David Baptie

Publisher: N.A


Category: Music

Page: 253

View: 6583


Author: Ralph Hill

Publisher: N.A


Category: Music

Page: N.A

View: 9521

Books in Scotland

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Dialect literature, Scottish

Page: N.A

View: 780

Erik Chisholm, Scottish Modernist, 1904-1965

Chasing a Restless Muse

Author: John Purser

Publisher: N.A


Category: Music

Page: 283

View: 9658

A study of the life and works of Erik Chisholm, one of the most influential figures in twentieth-century Scottish music.

Being English in Scotland

Author: Murray Watson

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 208

View: 7756

Using a range of different sources including oral history contributions from English people living all over Scotland, Watson explores how the English merged into and contributed to Scottish society in the second half of the twentieth century.

Sing With Understanding

An Introduction to Christian Hymnology

Author: Harry Eskew,Hugh T. McElrath

Publisher: Baptist Sunday School Board


Category: Religion

Page: 331

View: 4599

Music Therapy in Context

Music, Meaning and Relationship

Author: Mercedes Pavlicevic

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781853024344

Category: Music

Page: 196

View: 1848

By drawing extensively from current literature on music and developmental psychology, music therapy, psychotherapy and music theory, this book encourages music therapists not to compromise the musical process at the heart of their practice, but to use these with authority - the authority that this book seeks to provide.

Musik und Medizin

Chancen für Therapie, Prävention und Bildung

Author: Günther Bernatzky,Gunter Kreutz

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 370911599X

Category: Medical

Page: 442

View: 7788

Dieses Buch stellt den Stand aktueller Forschungen in der Musikmedizin und die Wirkung von Musik auf Gesundheit, Wohlbefinden und Lebensqualität dar und bietet wissenschaftliche Grundlagen für therapeutische, pädagogische und andere Anwendungsgebiete. Die enthaltenen Themen sind aus allen Bereichen des Musiklebens abgeleitet: Musikmedizinische und musiktherapeutische Ansätze bilden wichtige Aspekte, aber auch verbreitete musikalische Aktivitäten wie Laienmusizieren, Chorsingen, Musikhören und Tanzen sowie Entwicklungsaspekte über die gesamte Lebensspanne werden hinsichtlich ihrer Auswirkungen auf Wohlbefinden und Gesundheit dargestellt. Das Buch spannt den Bogen von den psychophysiologischen Grundlagen emotionaler Wirkungen des Musikhörens über ein Spektrum musikpsychologischer und -therapeutischer Interventionen in medizinischen Bereichen bis zur Bedeutung musikalischer Aktivität und des Musiklernens zur Prävention aus Entwicklungs-, Bildungs- und geriatrischer bzw. geronto-psychiatrischer Sicht.

The Great Scots Musicography

The Complete Guide to Scotland's Music Makers

Author: Martin Charles Strong

Publisher: Mercat Press Books

ISBN: 9781841830414

Category: Music

Page: 437

View: 9791

A must for music-lovers, this is the only reference book to include all Scots-born or bred bands, solo artists and record labels. From Glasgow-born skiffle king Lonnie Donegan in the 50s to the emergence of Travis in the late 90s, Scotland has produced some memorable music in the last half-century. Including Belle and Sebastian, Lulu, Billy Connolly, Jimmy Shand, George Chisholm, Aly Bain and Evlyn Glennie, this meticulous guide is the first to combine rock, pop, folk, traditional, jazz and classical music in one volume. Martin Strong (of The Great Rock Discography fame) guides you through a plethora of fascinating facts and figures with his trademark acidic patter and caustic wit. Over 500 Scottish artists grace these pages. The inclusion of some names, such as David Byrne and Mark Knopfler, may come as a surprise, but the former Talking Head and the leader of Dire Straits were born in Dumbarton and Glasgow respectively. Packed full of information?biographies, album ratings, track listings, group line-ups and UK/US chart positions?this coffee-table breaker proves that Scotland is, and has been for some time, alive with the sound of music. Lists every track recorded by hundreds of artists. Recommendations for must-have recordings. Comprehensive biographies.

The Numerology Workbook

Understanding and Using the Powers of Numbers

Author: Julia Line

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780806997636

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

View: 2254

Discover your true destiny and learn how to fulfill it by using this time-honored approach to numerology that shows the correct path to take to reach particular goals. The key is to start with your personal numbers and follow this numerological guide to see how your personal numbers influence the qualities that predict success in life. Learn how to use the letters of the alphabet that correspond to your personal numbers in order to decode special meanings and powers hidden in your name. Examine the principles of numerology as they relate to the numbers of the sun, moon, and planets, as well as to the zodiac, the Tarot, and other astrological systems.