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Friday, 9 September 2011

Musicologist Kenneth Elliott dies

One of Glasgow's greatest musicologists, Dr Kenneth J. Elliott, died in Gartnaval Hospital around 8 this morning, Friday 9th September 2011. 

His demise will be sadly mourned by his many friends and former colleagues from the University of Glasgow Music Department, where Kenneth was an Honorary Senior Research Fellow.

Kenneth, who was born in Dundee in 1929, was deeply involved in researching the history of Scottish music, and was latterly the General Editor of Musica Scotica, which publishes and organises events to promote the study and performance of early Scottish music.

The funeral will take place in St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral (Great Western Road, Glasgow) on Monday, 19 September. 
  • Some of Kenneth Elliott's publications, listed in the Whittaker Library catalogue at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
  • Read Lesley Duncan's interview with Kenneth, in The Herald, 25th May 1996, here.
  • University of Glasgow lecturer David McGuinness blogged about the funeral on his Concerto Caledonia blog.  David's personal memories of a great man.

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