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Sunday, 29 April 2012

Musica Scotica

'Whittaker' attended the Musica Scotica conference yesterday, and very good it was, too.

Some of Kenneth Elliott's output
Musica Scotica is a trust promoting and publishing Scottish music.  The conference explores all aspects of Scottish music, old and new.  For example, Kirsteen McCue and David Hamilton performed a tribute recital of old Scots songs, transcribed and arranged by Kenneth Elliott, the Glasgow musicologist who founded Musica Scotica and died recently. 

Kenneth Elliott (from Scotsman obituary)
Sally Beamish - British Council website
There was also a fascinating conversation with contemporary Scottish composer Sally Beamish - and a whole host of papers, mostly in parallel sessions, covering Scottish music from every angle and period.

If you weren't there, you missed a treat.  But there will always be next year!  Keep a look-out for it.

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