Hamish Henderson - A New Voice

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The Royal Society Of Edinburgh

22-26 George Street

Edinburgh

EH2 2PQ

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11th November 2019 marks the centenary of the birth of Hamish Henderson, a man who: personally accepted the surrender of Italy during WWII; in 1949, won the Somerset Maugham Prize for Literature; was a prime mover in the founding of the School of Scottish Studies; and who influenced, quite directly, the course of 20th-Century history. Nelson Mandela, Eugenio Montale, Bob Dylan, Samuel Beckett, Pete Seeger have all acknowledged his important influence.

Professor Fred Freeman’s illustrated lecture draws enchanting musical examples from the singing of John Morran, a pre-eminent singer of the Scottish folk movement, and the lecturer’s own moving recitations.

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Professor Fred Freeman, Professor of Scottish Music, The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland,

Fred Freeman is a graduate of Aberdeen and Edinburgh universities and was Senior Associate Member of St Antony’s College, University of Oxford for two years. He is author of numerous books and articles on Scottish literature, Scots language, folk music and history; was formally recognised by the ASLS with a lifetime Honorary Fellowship in 2014.

Over the past decade he has drawn upon his extensive musical background, producing over 47 (internationally acclaimed) CDs, including the only ever recorded “COMPLETE SONGS OF ROBERT BURNS” (12 vols, Linn Records).

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EH2 2PQ

United Kingdom

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