Professorial Address: Margaret Bennett ‘From the Heart of Tradition to Centre Stage’

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Thank you for coming to the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland to share this honour with me. Having spent my career as a folklorist, this is an opportunity for me to pay tribute to my teachers, mentors, colleagues, students (past and present), family, friends, and to all the folk who have shared traditions with me that stretch across oceans and centuries. From all walks of life, and from several countries, they have all added to my understanding and interpretation of traditional songs and music, and especially to my understanding of Scotland in the context of world culture.

For this evening’s event, my sincere thanks go to colleagues at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, to former students (now teachers) Alistair Paterson and Ainsley Hamill, and to all students taking part. Many thanks to friends from the Aberfeldy and District Gaelic Choir who have taken part in student projects in the past and are supporting us this evening.

It has been, and is, a huge honour to share so much with so many. Heart-felt thanks to you all!


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Publication statusPublished or Performed - 24 Apr 2017

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