Hamish Henderson: Poetry Becomes People 1952-2002 v. 2

Hamish Henderson: Poetry Becomes People 1952-2002 v. 2

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Volume 2 looks in detail at Hamish Henderson's contribution to the folk revival, his work at The School of Scottish Studies and his involvement with The People's Festival Ceilidhs of the early 1950s (in many ways the predecessors of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and which had an impact throughout Britain). Hamish Henderson introduced a whole generation of young singers and musicians to a living tradition of folksong and classic ballads from performers such as Jessie Murray, Jeannie Robertson and The Stewarts of Blair.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 156 x 234mm
  • Polygon An Imprint of Birlinn Limited
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrations, ports.
  • 1846971470
  • 9781846971471

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'Volume I of Timothy Neat's projected two-volume biography captures Henderson's full complexity better than the published writings did.' Times Literary Supplement 'In its elegant and candid scrupulosity, Hamish Henderson: Poetry Becomes People the second, concluding instalment of Timothy Neat's magnificent biography does justice to a giant.' Donny O'Rourk
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About Timothy Neat

Timothy Neat is a writer, film-maker, art historian and countryman. His book The Summer Walkers was awarded the Jena Michaelis Ratcliffe Folklore Award in 1996. He lives in Fife.
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