Whittaker Live will alert patrons when the recordings become available online via the Archival Sound website: http://sounds.bl.uk/.
Around 200 recordings of interviews and songs made by George Ewart Evans, with about 170 interviewees, between 1956 and 1977. Also includes a small number of recordings by John Ridguard, Ginette Dunn and an unidentified male interviewer, with some self-recorded audio-letters to George Ewart Evans by Charles Kindred. Most recordings made in Suffolk, but a number in Wales, Ireland and Scotland. Principal subjects are rural life and agricultural work in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, folk beliefs about animals, medicine and witchcraft, folk and popular songs, entertainment and education in rural communities (with some material on domestic service, transport and mining).
Tuesday, 30 November 2010
Join the debate and take part in our exciting new exhibition of innovative digital research services and tools.Twitter #blgk
Thursday, 25 November 2010
Scottish Music Of The RSAMD:
The Future Of Our Past (CD)
CDTRAX357 (to be released 1st December 2010) 15 tracks: Jigs and Polkas * Puirt-a Beul * Vincent Black Lightning * March and Reels * Margaret's Walk To The Pier * Banks Of Newfoundland * Pipe Solo * The Almost Reel Set * Accordion Solo * Lover's Heart * Lexie and The Plagiarist * Not Enough Time * Moladh Uibhist * Meg Macrae's * Ali's Big Reel. Recordings by students on the Scottish Music courses of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. A mixture of music and songs, recorded at the RSAMD by Bob Whitney and co-produced by Phil Cunningham and Findlay Napier. The students include Kirsten MacLeod, Katherine MacLeod, Paul McKenna, Alasdair Henderson and others.
Wednesday, 24 November 2010
Tuesday, 23 November 2010
In 2008, Dance Artist Caroline Bowditch was appointed as Dance Agent for Change by Scottish Dance Theatre for a 2 year period and this has just been extended by two more years until 2012. Her role is to change the way people in Scotland think about dance, about who can dance and about the way disabled people are involved in dance.
- Visit the Dance Agent for Change website. If you click on their "Join in" link, you can post your response to what Caroline was talking about here at RSAMD.
- Etcetera - an online newsletter for disability arts info. This link notes Caroline's appointment as Dance Agent for Change.
- To find out more about Caroline's involvement in leadership programmes and motivational speaking, visit the Sync website - "exploring the interplay between leadership and disability".
Monday, 22 November 2010
Monday, 15 November 2010
- The Eskimo Republic: Scots political song in action, 1951-1999
- Doh Ray Me, when ah wis wee
- Making New Scots Songs: community songwriting in action : a [CD] sampler of songs from projects of the New Makars Trust 1997-2006
All being added to the Whittaker Library at RSAMD this week, and more to follow. Check the catalogue here, to see when they're available to borrow.
*Visualising* ideas and concepts in culture, heritage the arts and sciences: digital arts, sound, music, film and animation, 2D and 3D imaging, European projects, archaeology, architecture, social media for museums, heritage and fine art photography, medical visualization and more OFFERS OF PAPERS, DEMONSTRATIONS AND WORKSHOPS by 15th January 2011 We invite proposals of papers, demonstrations or short performances, workshops or panel discussions [...] Only a summary of the proposal on up to one page is required for selection. This must be submitted electronically ...
Proposals may be on any aspect of EVA London's focus on visualisation for arts and culture, heritage and medical science, broadly interpreted. We especially invite papers or presentations on the newest and emerging technologies and applications. Papers are peer reviewed and may be edited for publication [...]
If your proposal is a case study, we will be looking for discussions of wider principles or applications using the case study as an example. A few bursaries for EVA London registration fees will again be available if you don't have access to grants.
Whittaker hasn't been asked to promote this organisation, but since it's a bona fide academic writing and research support service - and Whittaker can vouch for the helpfulness of the support - it seemed appropriate to share their website with you. If you have a big writing project coming up, there is a subscription cost, but Whittaker thinks it's worth it!
http://www.academicwritingclub.com/tips A Little Procrastination Inspiration:-
"Procrastination is the bad habit of putting off until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday." (Napolean Hill)
"Procrastination is opportunity's natural assassin." (Victor Klam)
"Procrastination is, hands down, our favorite form of self-sabotage." (Alyce P. Cornyn-Selby)
And here's Whittaker's own free personal advice for getting that thesis/dissertation/article written:-
Draw up a schedule, and turn off Facebook!
Friday, 12 November 2010
Thursday, 11 November 2010
- A podcast debate about the future of physical (as opposed to electronic) libraries
- A podcast about variety theatre
Also Sylvia Plath, Aldous Huxley, Essential Shakespeare live ...
Wednesday, 10 November 2010
Good news for students or staff with dyslexia or other disabilities affecting their ability to digest printed information:-
The Copyright Licensing Agency recently announced a new Print Disability Licence which ensures that educational institutions are covered when adapting text to alternative formats – either in print or digital.
The Print Disability Licence allows organisations to reproduce copyright works in a format accessible to people with print disabilities (e.g. dyslexia), such as large print, braille or audiobooks.
This news was shared by the JISC Regional Support Centre [Scotland] online Newsfeed.
Monday, 8 November 2010
Friday, 5 November 2010
Bridging the gap between music college and professional life, the Britten–Pears Young Artist Programme offers unique development and performance opportunities in the inspiring setting of the east coast of England. By forming an integral part of the international Aldeburgh Festival and a year-round programme of concerts and events, the Britten–Pears Young Artist Programme has launched many artists' careers.
To find out more about this highly prestigious and potentially life-changing opportunity, visit the Aldeburgh website.
Coming from East Anglia herself, Whittaker Live's editor can vouch for the fact that East Anglia is one of England's under-appreciated treasures. (Indeed, the editor's music teacher lived down the road from Benjamin Britten, thus giving her a tenuous link to the great composer himself!)
Monday, 1 November 2010
(RSAMD staff and students - come and look on the Enquiry Desk - a few hard copies of the brochure are there for you to pick up!)
- Deadline: Friday 14 January 2011
Age limit: 30