Here's a wee treasure trove of trad songs from the Greig-Duncan collection of songs collected in the North-East of… https://t.co/juIWPIL96I
The act of passing on songs through an oral tradition, has until recent times, been a large part of Scottish culture. Rhymes and songs have been passed from generation to generation within families and communities. We know that singing and specifically singing to children is educational and healthy for the mind and body; however, I have found that many people today are not singing, and notably, are not singing to children. Some do not want to sing but many just do not know what songs to sing or struggle to remember the songs from their own childhood.
Guest blog by Erin Farley
20th September 2014
The Traditions in Place Day in Hawick took place in the Textile Towerhouse museum, bringing together traditional artists from Hawick and the surrounding area – musicians, storytellers and dancers – with museum staff, researchers and heritage professionals, to explore different perspectives on the question of how to represent, nurture and record Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Scottish Borders.