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Tuesday 4 December 2012

The Calum Maclean Project Follow-on Phase

Calum Maclean. Courtesy of the School
of Scottish Studies Archive.
Thanks to a recently awarded Follow-on grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), the department of Celtic and Scottish Studies is delighted to announce that the Calum Maclean Project is able to commence for a further year. Over this period a number of exciting developments will take place:
·        A 2 CD set compilation of instrumental music and song collected by Maclean will be jointly produced with Greentrax, a leading publisher of Scottish folk music;

·        A website refurbishment with enhanced online resources including an archive gallery of tradition bearers and places; a detailed itinerary of Maclean’s fieldwork trips; and the BBC thirteen-part radio series Fear Beag a’ Chridhe Mhòir [The Little One of the Big Heart];

·        A one-day international conference with a concert;

·        A series of academic and popular publications;

·       A number of capsule biographies of Maclean’s most important informants and close associates;

·        A series of popular lectures;

·       An exhibition about Maclean’s life and legacy during the TradFest festival to take place in April and May 2013 at the Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh.
The primary aim of this phase of the Calum Maclean Project is to publicise the dataset concluded in 2009 and developed by the University of Edinburgh in collaboration with University College Dublin of transcribed oral materials collected by Maclean during a fourteen year period mainly, but not exclusively, in the Southern Hebrides. We will provide regular updates through social media so keep watching this space.

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