Focus: Scottish Traditional Music (Focus on World Music by Simon McKerrell

By Simon McKerrell

Focus: Scottish conventional Music engages equipment from ethnomusicology, renowned song reviews, cultural experiences, and media experiences to give an explanation for how advanced Scottish identities and tradition are built within the conventional track and tradition of Scotland. This publication examines Scottish tune via their social and performative contexts, outlining vocal traditions similar to lullabies, mining songs, Scottish ballads, herding songs, and protest songs in addition to instrumental traditions akin to mess around track, state dances, and casual night pub periods. Case experiences discover the most important principles in realizing Scotland musically by way of exploring ethnicity, Britishness, belonging, politics, transmission and function, positioning the cultural identification of Scotland in the United Kingdom.

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