Personally-Bound Song Collections: Combining Popular Trends with Nostalgia by Brianna Robertson-Kirkland

January 2019, Rory Cellan-Jones from the BBC posed the question ‘is this the end of owning music?’. In his article, he reported CD sales had ‘plummeted by 23%’, largely caused by the rise of streaming services. Even as early as Read More …

Revisiting the Achievements of Song-Collector Alexander Campbell by Karen McAulay(i)

Karen McAulay’s career has combined librarianship with research. A librarian at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, she has been seconded to several postdoctoral research projects since attaining a PhD in music from the University of Glasgow in 2009. She has published Read More …

Tracing ‘The Yellow Hair’d Laddie’ by Brianna Robertson-Kirkland

Dr Brianna Robertson-Kirkland is the Research Assistant for the Romantic National Song Network and is also a Research Associate for The Collected Works of Allan Ramsay project. Her biography can be found on the Network Members page. _______________________________________________________________ POPULAR MELODIES, English, Scotch, Read More …

‘With Such Great Variety and True Musical Merit’: The Dissemination of Scottish National Song Culture in Civil War America by Catherine Bateson

Dr Catherine Bateson graduated from the University of Edinburgh, where her AHRC/SGSAH-supported History PhD focused on the culture and sentiments of Irish American Civil War songs and music. She studies the way in which Irish singing culture influenced American musical Read More …