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    Up Yon Wide and Lonely Glen: Travellers' Songs, Stories and Tunes of the Fetterangus Stewarts (Paperback) By (author) Elizabeth Stewart, Compiled by Alison McMorland

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    DescriptionA collection of musical transcriptions, song lyrics, memoir, stories, and lore from a matrilineal line of famed Traveller balladeers, musicians, and storytellers Elizabeth Stewart is a highly acclaimed singer, pianist, and accordionist whose reputation has spread widely not only as an outstanding musician but as the principal inheritor and advocate of her family and their music. First discovered by folklorists in the 1950s, the Stewarts of Fetterangus, including Elizabeth's mother Jean, her uncle Ned, and her aunt Lucy, have had immense musical influence. Lucy in particular became a celebrated ballad singer and in 1961 Smithsonian Folkways released a collection of her classic ballad recordings that brought the family's music and name to an international audience. Up Yon Wide and Lonely Glen is a significant memoir of Scottish Traveller life, containing stories, music, and songs from this prominent Traveller family. The book is the result of a close partnership between Elizabeth Stewart and Scottish folk singer and writer Alison McMorland. The narrative, spanning five generations of women and written in Scots, captures the rhythms and idioms of Elizabeth Stewart's speaking voice and is extraordinary from a musical, cultural, sociological, and historical point of view. The book features 145 musical transcriptions and song lyrics, including eight original piano compositions, folktale versions, rhymes and riddles, and eighty fascinating illustrations of the Stewart family. Elizabeth Stewart, Mintlaw, Scotland, is an outstanding practitioner of the traditional arts. An internationally recognized singer, storyteller, composer, and song writer of remarkable ability, she has performed all over the UK and made several tours of America. She and her family have been visited by musicians, singers, folklorists, and journalists for over fifty years. Alison McMorland, Dunblane, Scotland, is a traditional singer, collector, broadcaster, teacher, and writer, who over forty years has forwarded the cause of traditional music in her numerous recordings, publications, and classes throughout the UK, Europe and the USA. Her most recent publication is Herd Laddie o the Glen: Songs and Life of the Border Shepherd, Willie Scott.


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    Title
    Up Yon Wide and Lonely Glen
    Subtitle
    Travellers' Songs, Stories and Tunes of the Fetterangus Stewarts
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Elizabeth Stewart, Compiled by Alison McMorland
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 416
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 612 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781617033087
    ISBN 10: 1617033081
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: CUS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.7
    Ingram Subject Code: MU
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    DC22: B
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JFHF, ASZ
    B&T General Subject: 540
    BISAC V2.8: SOC011000
    BIC subject category V2: AVGH
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25920
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET200
    Ingram Theme: CULT/SCOTIS
    BISAC V2.8: MUS020000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: PER019000, MUS017000
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC21: 782.42162916
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    DC22: 782.42162/91630092
    LC classification: ML3655 .S84 2012
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: 2011038627
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC region code: 1.1.2.5.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: JBGB, AVC, ATX, AVLT
    Illustrations note
    1, black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    University Press of Mississippi
    Imprint name
    University Press of Mississippi
    Publication date
    01 June 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Jackson
    Review quote
    "This book is a repository of traditional lore, based on the songs, tunes, tales and personal reminiscences of Elizabeth Stewart of Fetterangus in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, a leading representative in her generation of the extended Stewart family of Travellers. With more than 150 song texts, along with musical scores, photographs, anecdotes, and tales of family history from the province of Buchan, the heartland of traditional balladry in Lowland Scotland, the volume is a treasure trove for anyone interested in the folk music and culture of Scotland. Alison McMorland has done a brilliant job of presenting the lively conversational prose of a natural storyteller, managing to get this original voice down on paper." --Ruth Perry, Ann Friedlaender Professor, School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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    A collection of musical transcriptions, song lyrics, memoir, stories, and lore from a matrilineal line of famed Traveller balladeers, musicians, and storytellers