Library and Information Services, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Monday, 21 November 2011

On this day, 21 November 1835


Borders Songwriter James Hogg,
'The Ettrick Shepherd',
died 21 November 1835.
  • Primarily remembered today for his Jacobite song collection, the 2-volume Jacobite Relics,
  • - and his novel, The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner
  • Friendly with Sir Walter Scott
However, researchers into Scottish music and literature regard his contribution as significant, to say the least.
Why not take a look at what we have in the Whittaker Library at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland?  Here's a list from our catalogue.  (Tip: you can always save the results of a search by copying the hyperlink at the top of the results screen.)

  • The University of Stirling is the UK centre for Hogg research - here's their James Hogg website.
  • Dr Kirsteen McCue at the University of Glasgow's School of Critical Studies is working on an edition of Hogg's songs with Janette Currie from Stirling University.

'On this day...' : a series of Whittaker Live blogposts about Scottish musical history

NB Picture is from a website of high resolution antiquarian images - many thanks to Graven Image.

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