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Elphinstone Institute Ethnographic Film Series
NB - change of date to Friday 6 March, 6.30pm, MacRobert Building 051 | Free
Join us to hear from one of the leading lights of ethnographic film in the UK. For over fifty years, Doc Rowe has been documenting traditional culture across Britain and Ireland.
Doc will be screening his film The Sangs the Thing!, a celebration of Scottish and Borders music featuring performances filmed by Doc Rowe over the last forty years. Singers in the iflm include Lizzie Higgins, Ray Fisher, Jane Turriff, Sheila Stewart, Belle Stewart, Cathi Stewart, Betsy Whyte, Willie Scott, Hamish Henderson, Tam Reid, Dave and Betty Campbell, and many others.
Doc will also be screening his film The Burry Man of South Queensferry, which documents one of Scotland's most astonishing calendar customs.
Join us to celebrate Scottish song and ethnographic filmmaking at its very best!