The National Song Subverted, or, Political Protest in the Romantic Era by Oskar Cox Jensen

Oskar Cox Jensen is Senior Research Associate in Politics at the University of East Anglia, on the project oursubversivevoice.com. His biography can be found under Network Members. ______________________________________________________________ ‘Our Subversive Voice: The History and Politics of the English Protest Song’ Read More …

John Malchair’s categories of music: Welsh, Irish, Scotch by Alice Little

Alice Little recently completed her DPhil in Music at Oxford University, focusing on music collecting in eighteenth-century England, and particularly the collection of John Malchair (1730-1812). She is now Research Associate at the Bate Collection of Musical Instruments and a Read More …

What makes a song ‘national’? William Shield and Thomas Holcroft’s “Down the bourn and thro’ the mead”, alias “Johnny and Mary: A favourite Scots song” by Amélie Addison

Amélie Addison is a PhD candidate at the University of Leeds researching the life and music of Tyneside-born theatre composer William Shield (1748-1829) Her thesis argues that Shield’s familiarity with Northumbrian and Scots airs during his childhood and early career Read More …