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October news round-up: addressing the gender imbalance in classical composition and reconstructing 18th-century ceilidhs

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Cerulean orbits, a new piece by lecturer Dr Jane Stanley, is currently being toured around Australia by violinist Benjamin Beilman and pianist Andrew Tyson under the sponsorship of Musica Viva. The arts organization approached Jane as part of the Hildegard Project, which aims at addressing the gender imbalance in music composition. Jane has stated that… Continue reading

Concerto Caledonia reimagines the 18th-century ceilidh

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Led by Dr David McGuinness, a Senior Lecturer in the Music subject area, early music ensemble Concerto Caledonia delves into the roots of Scottish dance music in its recently released 13th album, Nathaniel Gow’s Dance Band. The crack team of stars fiddlers – including PhD student Aaron McGregor – looked together at some of the… Continue reading

Specialisms, collaboration, and the ‘traditional’

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Dr David McGuinness is Senior Lecturer in Music and director of the early music ensemble, Concerto Caledonia, who have just released the album Purcell’s Revenge. He is currently Principal Investigator on the AHRC-funded project, Bass Culture in Scottish Musical Traditions.   I was at TradTalk on Saturday, where I’d been asked to kick the day… Continue reading