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GUEST,Ewan McVicar Unpublished book - Scottish Folk Revival (8) Unpublished book - Scottish Folk Revival 16 Apr 12


CELEBRATING ARTHUR ARGO
Hamish Henderson, Norman Buchan and Morris Blythman were the Big Three who brought the Scottish Folk Revival into life.Then they were joined by Arthur Argo. He started the Aberdeen Folk Club, created and ran massively influential Chapbook magazine, wrote some tremendous newspaper articles and made crucial BBC radio programmes and recordings. Arthur, the great grandson of Gavin Greig, helped preserve and celebrate his predecessor's work through his own singing and his nurturing of young performers through the booking agency he ran [unpaid!].
Sheila Douglas researched deeply and interviewed widely to write a biography of Arthur, but has been unable to get it published. I have now been permitted by Sheila, Colin and Gavin to make her work available on the website www.sheiladouglas.webs.com where you will find I have split her account in two. One covers most of Arthur's life and work, but I have separated on the website her chapter on Chapbook, in which she details, discusses and comments more deeply on various Chapbook articles and on her own involvement in the Revival.
I have not sought to update Sheila's text.
I recommend Sheila's work to you.
Ewan McVicar

http://www.sheiladouglas.webs.com


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