Dr Frances Wilkins - Research Blog

Dr Frances Wilkins - Research Blog

Frances Wilkins, lecturer in Ethnomusicology at the Elphinstone Institute, has recently published a blog on her ongoing research into sacred singing traditions of the West Highlands and Western Isles of Scotland. The research, funded by a Carnegie Trust Research Incentive Grant, explores the meaning of sacred song to community members in the region, and the ways in which the song traditions reflect and reinforce aspects of culture, language, and community. The blog includes a photographic record and clips of field recordings and can be found at https://sacredsingingscotland.blogspot.com/?view=magazine.

Frances Wilkins is an active researcher in traditional and sacred music in Scotland and Canada. More information on her research and publications can be found on her website at www.franceswilkins.com. She teaches on the MLitt in Ethnology and Folklore at the Elphinstone Institute and contributes to teaching and seminars in the Department of Music.

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