Visit web site: for more information on forthcoming events. She paints a vivid picture of life in Scotland that offers new and insightful ways in which to look at Scottish cultural practices. And covers Druidism and pre-Christian spirituality. When did you first become interested in folklore? The spine may show signs of wear. All comments are moderated so they won't display until the moderator has approved your comment.
Margaret's book 'Scottish customs' spans several centuries and is regarded as one of the most authoritative works exploring childbirth to burial and all that lies between. Is this custom on the increase? The result is a detailed and comprehensive picture of social behaviour in Scotland over the last 400 years. From the library of swiss - american - irish poet Chuck Kruger. Contains among others the following chapters: The Mother and Child in Days Gone By; Changelings; Protection and Prevention; Practical Midwifery and Care of the Newborn; Hanselling the Baby; Care of the Mother, Then and Now; Fosterage and Adoption; Baptism and Christenings etc. Takin the three greatest landmarks of humanity - birth, mating and death - she brings to life a Scotland from a hundred voices, at once making an invaluable contribution to the study of history and culture and showing us a Scotland in which the world can see its own hidden face. A combination of oral and written history from lots of sources going back to the 17th Century, if you're writing a Scottish wedding scene, I'd say it's invaluable.
This is a brilliant book for dipping in and out of, full not only of traditions and customs, but with explanations of their origins, and their many regional variations. Q: Tell us briefly about your educational background as a student and a teacher. Owen Dudley Edwards Writer, critic, lecturer A highly readable and absorbing anthology of traditional Scottish customs and rites of passage, drawn from a broad range of literary sources dating back to the sixteenth century. There's help with planning a traditional Scottish wedding, finding Scottish baby names, learning Scottish Gaelic, a few books on a wide range of Scottish customs, Scottish traditions, and books of Scottish proverbs. Awards Joint first prize winner of the Michaelis-Jena Ratcliff Folklore Prize, Centennial celebration of the International Folklore Congress in London, in June l991 for 'a major contribution to the study of folklore in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Description Description A highly readable and absorbing anthology of traditional Scottish customs and rites of passage, Scottish Customs from the Cradle to the Grave draws upon a broad range of literary and oral sources. Massy, Lore and Language 'Margaret Bennett has given us another magic book, brought together from many books of the past as well as hitherto unpublished interview material, private manuscripts, wonderful miniatures of folklore, wise and charming commentary on human personality in a dazzling profusion' Owen Dudley Edwards A highly readable and absorbing anthology of traditional Scottish customs and rites of passage, Scottish Customs from the Cradle to the Grave draws upon a broad range of literary and oral sources.
She was also runner-up in the Katherine Briggs Prize for Folklore for her widely selling Scottish Customs from the Cradle to the Grave. Scottish Holidays are covered in , Scotland's big blast New Year's celebration and our the Celtic origins of Halloween, from earliest times up to present day traditions. The result is a detailed and comprehensive picture of social behaviour in Scotland over the last 400 years. And it may be that the more we look at the trends of the modern world and its lack of these values, the more we may look to the place even in our imagination where we believe these values have deep roots. Material from it featured in the widely acclaimed National Theatre of Scotland production, Black Watch.
As you can see on the bar to your left, some well-known and beloved Scottish cultural traditions merit their own pages. A great resource on traditional Scottish holidays. Apart from my fearing that this is secular fundamentalism gone mad, it strikes me that these students must be incredibly superstitious if they cannot tolerate a book reputed to have wonderful spiritual power - they seem so fearful they have to legislate removal! Gives thousands of variant spellings for Celtic baby names. This expanded edition includes a large amount of new material. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. Over two dozen family members and friends from America attended.
Q: I enjoyed your presentation recently at the annual Scottish symposium hosted by the St. This book, however, addresses the whole gamut of life of the Scottish folk, from motherhood and child-rearing, through the rites of passage into adulthood, and finally the passage from life into eternal life. As a well-known folklorist, Bennett has written a book both scholarly and highly readable. Is there something you would like to leave with our readers before you depart for your trip to Bulgaria? If so, why do you think a couple goes to all that trouble to be married in Scotland? When visiting him in 1965, she came across the newly founded Folklore Department at. Between 1977—1984, she worked as a teacher in the.
A: I began to collect material for this when I taught a course in Custom and Belief at the University of Edinburgh. And what's more, i This is a brilliant book for dipping in and out of, full not only of traditions and customs, but with explanations of their origins, and their many regional variations. From 1964 through 1966 we lived in the Shetland Islands, till my father emigrated to Newfoundland in eastern Canada. Stories and Songs from rural Perthshire, Grace Note Publications, 2010. Hopekirk tells us a bit about each song as well.
Her father was a fine piper, as well as playing piano and clarinet, and also brought an Irish influence, as his father hailed from Co, Armagh. Her most recent books have been Dileab Ailein: Newfoundland Traditions Across Four Generations, and, most recently, Jerome: Just one more Song! Q: A few years back, my wife Susan and I made a trip to Scotland to attend the wedding on the Black Isle of our Atlanta-area friends Eric and Jennifer Coggin who wanted to be married in the auld country. Edited by Helen Hopekirk This lovely book of 70 traditional Scottish songs includes lyrics and piano music. I can't say it's the type of book you'd want to read start to finish, but it's fantastic for research which is how I use it and really accessible. By Margaret Bennett Margaret Bennett covers every aspect of Scottish culture and customs from birth through death. How did you decide to write about these Scottish customs? If you are looking for information on Scottish folklore, please visit.