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GUEST,Sue Allan Folklore: Dumfries & Galloway: Traditional song (41) RE: Folklore: Dumfries & Galloway: Traditional song 12 Jan 11


You may be interested in this, from Traditional Song Forum minutes of meeting Feb 09, attended by Ali Burns:
Ali Burns is a music educator, based in Galloway and working with community choirs and doing workshops.She is trying to get more traditional material into the repertoire of the choirs she works with less of a
problem in Scotland. Not many of the people in the 'natural voice' world teach traditional song. She has been
pillaging various archives, including the Baring-Gould archive, and has used many of them in her work She
talked about 'reconditioning' songs (though the idea of 'pre-loved songs' had been suggested to her). At
Kirkcudbright there is a collection made by Edward Hornel, one of the artists known as the 'Glasgow Boys',
He had bought up a number of books, including a number of scraps of music which interest her. She is also
continuing her work on William McMath, who worked with Francis Child, passing Scottish ballads to him over
30 years. He also made his own collection of other songs, which are of great interest. She is also working on
a performance based on material from Burns, for the Homecoming Year. She is also working on carols,
aiming to produce a collection of Scottish carols at the end of the year.
Her contact details: ali@littleegg.demon.co.uk


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