Why Hamish Matters: Local Song in the Global Age

Ethnologist, singer and community activist Steve Byrne reflects on the essential work of Hamish Henderson’s collected local songs in areas of Scotland.

Why Hamish Matters: Local Song in the Global Age

About Why Hamish Matters: Local Song in the Global Age

Ethnologist, singer and community activist Steve Byrne reflects on the essential work of Hamish Henderson’s collected local songs in areas of Scotland and how, through digitisation, they are being used for community development, considering ideas of cultural confidence, language, personal identity and localism in a globalised world.

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