Working with tradition: towards a partnership model of fieldwork

Written by Ian Russell, Director of the Elphinstone Institute, University of Aberdeen

This paper explores the interaction between fieldworker and "tradition bearer" over an extended period of time, in the context of an ethnographic study of singing traditions in the southern Pennines of England.

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The "Hidden" Carols: A Christmas Singing Tradition in the English Pennines

presented by Ian Russell, Director of The Elphinstone Institute, University of Aberdeen

7th Jan 2014

Mary Pickford Theater, Library of Congress, Washington DC

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'Padstow Carolling’

Transcript of a talk given by Roger Gool, leader of the Padstow Carollers, at the Festival of Village Carols, Grenoside, Sheffield.

Roger Gool

29 November 2014

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Sacred and Secular:

Identity, Style, and Performance in Two Singing Traditions from the Pennines’

The World of Music, 46, no. 1 (2004), 11-40

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Colonial Celts and Christmas Carols: Cornish Music and Identity in South Australia

by Elizabeth K. Neale

Ethnomusicology Review, 3 September 2015

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