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The Voice of the People: Hamish Henderson and Scottish Cultural Politics

Corey Gibson


This book examines the work of Hamish Henderson (1919-2002): principal strategist of the modern Scottish folk revival, poet, songwriter, translator, folklorist, vociferous cultural commentator, and, latterly, folk hero of the Scottish left. Henderson’s long and varied career was underpinned by an ambitious moral-intellectual programme to reintegrate the artist in society, a relationship he envisaged as one caught between an absolute submission to the collective tide of human experience and the need to absorb and recreate this collective force according to a personal credo. Opening with the now ... More

Keywords: Hamish Henderson, Folk, Poetry, Politics, Scotland, Antonio Gramsci, Flyting, Hugh MacDiarmid, Revival, Renaissance

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780748696574
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696574.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Corey Gibson, author
University of Groningen, Netherlands