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Thursday, 13 October 2011

More Scottish history - 13th October

On this day ...

Ballad and song-collector William Motherwell was born in Glasgow on 13th October 1797.  To be fair, he was rather more interested in the words than the tunes.  But he did work with the musician R. A. Smith, and enlisted Andrew Blaikie to do some of his song-collecting for him.

Actually, Motherwell is a hugely important name in this field.  Mary Ellen Brown's book, William Motherwell's Cultural Politics is a fascinating read.

So find out more - what are you waiting for?! 
What's in the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Whittaker Library on Motherwell?  Three items.  Brown's book, and two editions of Motherwell's book, Minstrelsy Ancient and Modern.  Get details here.

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