Voice of the People #Hamish100
Join us on Friday 6th December 2019
for a special night of song, music and poetry to celebrate Hamish Henderson, champion of Scotland’s rich oral tradition.
Voice of the People brings together contemporary voices inspired by Henderson’s life and work, featuring prominent tradition bearers and material from the School of Scottish Studies archives.
Poet, song-maker, folklorist and activist, he was also a champion of Scotland’s rich oral tradition, and one of his key contributions to the nation’s culture was his half century of fieldwork collecting for the School of Scottish Studies. Today this archive represents one of the finest audio collections of folk culture in the world, and is a magnet for musicians, singers, storytellers, and creative artists of all kinds.
Doors and bar open at 7pm and a selection of Hamish’s fieldwork recordings from the School of Scottish Studies Archives will be playing.
The concert begins at 8pm featuring:
and Lori Watson