Meg Hyland, a student at the University of St Andrews, spent the summer as a Laidlaw Undergraduate Intern in Research and Leadership, working on a research project called ‘Memories of Scottish Fishing Music’. She investigated what songs fisherfolk sang during their work and how this varied across Scotland. She will be speaking about how factors such as religion, oral tradition, and geographical origin could affect what and why fisherfolk sang while fishing, gutting herring, mending nets, and other work involved in the fishing industry.
Members and non-members are welcome to attend:
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