Songs and music celebrate St Andrew’s Day

Musicians and artists have filmed a special concert to mark St Andrew’s Day amid Covid restrictions.

The gathering of musicians, poets and singers at the University’s St Cecilia’s Hall – Scotland’s oldest concert hall – was recorded to mark what is usually an event enjoyed by members of the public.

The concert includes a wide range of traditional music, song and poems.

We hope you enjoy the concert, wherever you are in the world.

Musicians and artists have filmed a special concert to mark St Andrew’s Day amid Covid restrictions. The gathering of musicians, poets and singers at the University’s St Cecilia’s Hall – Scotland’s oldest concert hall – was recorded to mark what is usually an event enjoyed by members of the public. The concert includes a wide range of traditional music, song and poems.
Scottish Studies
In 1951 the University founded the School of Scottish Studies, led by Angus McIntosh, its Forbes Professor of English Language and General Linguistics.

Since then, the centre has provided a focus for collecting, archiving, teaching, researching and publishing the rich cultural heritage of Scotland. These include songs, tales, instrumental music, dialects, place-names, customs, descriptions of daily life and recordings of oral history – in Scots and Gaelic.

From the start, the School of Scottish Studies made use of modern technology to ensure Scotland’s history and heritage was captured for posterity. In the 1950s, researchers used early tape recorders to capture people’s songs and memories.

Nowadays, using digital media, a large selection of these original field recordings can be accessed online, notably through the Tobar an Dualchais/Kist of Riches website.

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