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Borne on the Carrying Stream


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CONTENTS ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 5 INTRODUCTION Hamish Henderson: The Democratic Muse Eberhard Bort 9 SONG-WRITING AND SONG-COLLECTING Champion of the Oral Tradition Brian McNeill 29 A Singer's Perspective Geordie McIntyre 35 Hamish Among the Travellers Sheila Stewart 46 Wee Gallus Weans: Hamish Henderson as a Collector of Children's Lore Ewan McVicar 53 Perthshire to Pennsylvania: The Influence of Hamish Henderson on Transatlantic Folklore Studies Margaret Bennett 74 A Fili from the Province of the Cat: Hamish Henderson and Caithness George Gunn 90 Hamish Henderson and the Piping Tradition of the North-East Gary West 103 Hamish Henderson and Bela Bartok: 'Bridgeable Chasms' Tom Hubbard 114 POETRY Apollyon's Chasm: The Poetry of Hamish Henderson Mario Relich 123 Encompass the Crossed-Sword Blades: Hamish Henderson's Poetry Tessa Ransford 137 Hamish Henderson: As the Poets Saw Him Timothy Neat 161 The Scottish Accent of the Mind- The Sympathetic Imagination: Scottish Poets of the Second World War Joy Hendry 195 POLITICS Hamish Among the Partisans Pino Mereu 228 'Gramsci in Action': Antonio Gramsci and Hamish Henderson's Folk Revivalism Corey Gibson 239 Headful of Highland Songs: Journeying Hopefully Thanks to Seumas Mor Rob Gibson 257 CODA Libraries of Love and Passion: Hamish Henderson's Library Donald Smith 272 Riches in the Kist: The Living Legacy of Hamish Henderson Steve Byrne 280 CONTRIBUTORS 317

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EDITOR: EBERHARD 'PADDY' BORT - works at the Institute of Governance at the University of Edinburgh. He is also chair of Edinburgh Folk Club who, since 2002, have organised the annual Carrying Stream Festival--a celebration of he life and legacy of Hamish Henderson (www.carryingstreamfestival. co.uk).

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