Featured Publications


 MUSICultures Issue, Atlantic Roots and Routes (2013)                                               Musiké Volume, Sacred Singing and Musical Spirituality (2011) 
 'Precentor-led Praise: Northern Scottish Traditions of Unaccompanied Congregational Singing', Musiké 5/6, III, 1 (2010), edited by Ian Russell and Frances Wilkins.The volume emerged from the 2008 British Forum of Ethnomusicology one-day conference held at the Elphinstone Institute, Aberdeen, and celebrates sacred singing in cultures across the world.Visit the Musiké Website. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Chapter in North Atlantic Fiddle Convention Publication, Crossing Over (2010)

'The Fiddle at Sea: Tradition and Innovation Among Shetland's Sailors since the Eighteenth Century' in Crossing Over: Fiddle and Dance Studies from Around the North Atlantic 3, ed. by Ian Russell & Anna Kearney Guigne (Elphinstone Institute and Memorial University, Newfoundland, 2010), pp. 7-18. 
 



'Traditions and regions featured in this volume include Shetland, Scandinavia, the British Isles, Canada, Texas, Galicia, Native American and Cajun. I particularly enjoyed Frances Wilkins’ excellent study of the interrelationship of Shetland fiddling and the whaling ships, showing in detail how the ships spread tunes and styles around Canada, Scandinavia, the northern British Isles and further afield, from the early 1800s to the 1960s.Visit the Fiddle Convention 2008 Website' (Dave Townsend, EDS, Spring 2011, p.44)
 

 

Annotated video collection of North-East Scottish sacred music traditions to go online soon

Annotated video collection, 'Musical Traditions of Scottish Evangelical Christians, 2005 – 2009' Indiana University Ethnomusicology Video for Instruction and Analysis (EVIA) digital archive website www.eviada.org (2010). Forthcoming.
 
Annotation of PhD material started at EVIADA's summer institute at Indiana University in June 2009, and completed in December 2009. 
 
 
Chapter in Book, The Travels and Travails of the Scots Herring Girls (2007)
 
'The Role of Sacred Song in Religious Awakenings Among the Fisherfolk of North-East Scotland During the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries', in The Travels and Travails of the Scots Herring Girls, ed. by Jill de Fresnes (Sabhal Mor Ostaig, Skye: UHI Press, 2007) pp. 20-29.
 
 
 
 

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