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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. The companion website will host select audio examples and web links for further research.
Author(s): McKerrell S
Series Editor(s): Bakan, M
Publication type: Authored Book
Publication status: Published
Series Title: Focus on World Music Series
Number of Pages: 192
Print publication date: 19/10/2015
Acceptance date: 16/12/2013
Place Published: New York & London
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