Category Archives: Music

New Year’s Resolutions?

At this time of year, it feels appropriate to do some inner reflection. In my case, I made a careful list of all the CPD I’d done in 2014 … and understood why my work-life balance was swaying out of … Read More »

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You Only Have to Offer: How I came to author Two Encyclopedia Articles

A blogpost written for my own Teaching Artist  blog a couple of days ago:- When my professional organisation forwarded a call for contributors to a new encyclopedia, I glanced very briefly at the email then closed it. Music in the … Read More »

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Suddenly, there’s a lot to do!

I gave a presentation at the IAML (International Association of Music Libraries) conference in Antwerp last week. It was about the research project I’m currently seconded to on a part-time basis. All went well, and I’ve since been asked to … Read More »

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Reflective Journals and E-Portfolios

We Librarians aren’t the only ones to keep Reflective Journals!  I’ve already mentioned the Teaching Artist short credit-rated course that I’ve been attending at evening classes since February.  Well, this week is the rounding-up of all the different submissions for … Read More »

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Teaching Artist: a new short course at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

I’ve just embarked on a short course at work: evening classes entitled The Teaching Artist, which is a credit-rated course. Ultimately there might be the chance to amass enough credits for a postgraduate diploma, but at the moment it’s just … Read More »

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Thirty Favourite Scots Songs, Untainted by the Caledonian Muse

Peter Thompson was a London publisher whose family business continued in St Paul’s Church Yard for a number of decades in the latter part of the eighteenth century. Around 1790, his sons Charles, Samuel and Peter, and Ann – his … Read More »

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The E. T. Bryant Memorial Prize (IAML UK and Ireland)

Do you know any early career music librarians, or early career librarians who did a dissertation on music librarianship? The E. T. Bryant Memorial Prize is prestigious and valuable, but hurry! Deadline is 10 January 2014. And here’s the link:- … Read More »

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And then came the Book Reviews

This is the first time the phrase “my book reviews” refers to reviews of my book, not my reviews of other people’s! First there was the thesis. Then the book, published in April this year, and including a new chapter … Read More »

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Public Engagement

Clearing out emails, I found a link about the Inverclyde fiddle manuscript that I was interviewed about recently. It appeared in a number of newspapers and led to an interview on BBC Radio Scotland – so that’s what public engagement … Read More »

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Articles and Public Engagement

In a month, I’ve published a peer-reviewed article in Scottish Music Review, a librarianship article in Link (the librarianship journal of the Association of Commonwealth Universities), submitted two conference abstracts, and been interviewed by the BBC World Service and BBC … Read More »

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