'Course Bibliography for 6MPW Broadside Ballads: Print and Popular Culture in 19th and 20th Century Scotland',
University of Glasgow, Crichton Campus'.


To make this section a little more user friendly it has been split up into three sections; Bibliography, Discography and Links.

 

Bibliography.


CORE TEXTS

Philip V Bohlman, The study of folk music in the modern world (Bloomington : Indiana University Press), c1988

*David Buchan, The Ballad and the Folk (East Linton: Tuckwell Press), 1997.

*Edward J.Cowan, The Ballad in Scottish History (East Linton: Tuckwell Press), 2000.

Dianne Dugaw, Warrior Women and Popular Balladry 1650-1850 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press), 1989.

William Donaldson, Popular literature in Victorian Scotland: language, fiction and the press (Aberdeen: Aberdeen University Press), 1986.

Hamish Henderson, The Muckle Sangs CD; booklet (Cockenzie, East Lothian: Greentrax), 1992.

William Nicholson, The Collected Poems of William Nicholson, "The Bard of Galloway" ed John Hudson, (Wigtown: G.C.), 1999

Leslie Shepard, The Broadside Ballad: a study in origins and meaning (London: Jenkins), 1962.

Claude M. Simpson, The British Broadside Ballad and Its Music (New Brunswick: Rutgers), 1966.

*Jan Vansina, Oral Tradition as History, (Madison Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin Press, 1985)


SECONDARY TEXTS

Flemming G. Anderson, Commonplace and creativity (Odense: Odense University Press, 1985).

Bertrand Bronson, The ballad as song (Berkeley, California: University of California Press, 1969).

Francis James Child, English and Scottish popular ballads. Many editions.

Mary Anne Constantine, ed, Breton Ballads (Aberystwyth : CMCS Publications), 1996.

Thomas Crawford, ed, Love, labour and liberty: the eighteenth century Scottish lyric, (Cheadle: Carcanet Press, 1976)

_____, Society and the Lyric: a study of the song culture of eighteenth century Scotland, (Edinburgh: Scottish Academic
Press, 1984)

Tristram P. Coffin, The British traditional ballad in North America (Philadelphia: American Folklore Society,
1963).

Francis Collinson, The traditional and national music of Scotland (London: Routledge, 1966).

Sheila Douglas, The Sang’s the thing: voices from lowland Scotland, (Edinburgh: Polygon, 1995)

Dianne Dugaw, ed, The Anglo-American ballad : a folklore casebook, (New York ; London : Garland, 1995).

Gordon Hall Gerould, The Ballad of Tradition (Oxford: Clarendon, 1932).

Pauline Greenhill, True Poetry: Traditional and Popular Verse in Ontario (Montreal: McGill-Queens University
Press, 1989).

M.J.C. Hodgart, The Ballads (London: Hutchinson, 1950).

Malcolm Laws, American Balladry from British Broadsides (Philadelphia, 1957).

MacEdward Leach, The Ballad Book (New York: Harper, 1955)

_____, and Tristram P. Coffin, eds, The critics and the ballad: readings 1961.

Tom Leonard, ed, Radical Renfrew: poetry from the French Revolution to the First World War by poets born, or sometime
resident in, the county of Renfrewshire, (Edinburgh: Polygon, 1990).

John A Lomax, and Alan Lomax, American ballads and folk songs (New York: Dover), 1994.

William B. McCarthy, The ballad matrix : personality, milieu, and the oral tradition. (Bloomington: Indiana
University Press, 1990).

Henry Mayhew, London Labour and the London Poor. Several editions available.

Ailie Munro, The Democratic Muse: Folk Music Revival in Scotland (Aberdeen: Scottish Cultural Press, 1996).

James Porter, ed. The Ballad Image (Los Angeles: University of California, 1983).

_____, Jeannie Robertson: emergent singer, transformative voice, (East Linton: Tuckwell, 1999)

W. Edson Richmond, Ballad Scholarship (New York: Garland, 1989).

Walter. H. Rubsamen, Scottish Ballad Operas, 3 Vols, (New York: Garland Publishing, 1974)  

Deborah A. Symonds, Weep Not for Me: Women, Ballads & Infanticide in early modern Scotland
(University Park, Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania State University Press), c1997

Barre Toelken, Morning Dew and Roses: nuance, metaphor and meaning in folksongs
(Urbana : University of Illinois Press), c1995



COLLECTIONS (consult these for parallel examples of our broadsides)

Anon, John Cheap, The chapman’s library: the Scottish chapbook literature of the last century classified: with life of Dougal
Graham: comic and humorous, (Glasgow: R. Lindsay, 1877-8)

Robert Cromek, Remains of Nithsdale and Galloway Song (London: Cadell and Davies, 1810).

Allan Cunningham, The Songs of Scotland, 4 vols (London: J. Taylor, 1825).

Peter Freshwater, Sons of Scotia, raise your voice : early 19th-century Scottish broadsides from a collection
in Edinburgh University Library (Edinburgh : Friends of Edinburgh University Library, 1991).

Malcolm McLachlan Harper, The Bards of Galloway: a collection of poems, songs, ballads, etc. : by natives of Galloway,
(Dalbeattie: 1889)

Edmund Goldsmid, ed, A ballad book: or, popular and romantic ballads current in Annandale and other parts of
Scotland; collected by Charles Kirkpatrick Sharpe; reprinted from the rare original edition of 1824,
(Edinburgh: private print, 1891).

Mrs. Robert Jardine, ed, The Chapbook of the Rottenrow, (Glasgow: William Hodge, 1913).

James Johnson, The Scots musical museum, (Hatboro, Penn: Folklore Associates, 1962).

James Maidment, Scottish Ballads and Songs (Edinburgh: T.G. Stevenson, 1859)

William Motherwell, Minstrelsy ancient and modern (Glasgow, 1827); new ed 1873.

Patrick Shuldham Shaw and Emily Lyle, The Greig-Duncan folk song collection, vol 1-
(Aberdeen: Aberdeen University Press, 1981- ).


ARTICLES AND ESSAYS

Thomas Crawford, ‘Lowland song and popular tradition in the eighteenth century’, The History of Scottish
Literature volume 2: 1660-1800, ed Andrew Hook (Aberdeen: AUP, 1987), pp.123-41.

Leith Davis, 'Citing the nation : Thomas Percy's and Walter Scott's minstrel ballads', Acts of union. Stanford,
CA, 1998. pp.144-167

Alexander Fenton, "The People Below: Dougal Graham's Chapbooks as a Mirror of the Lower Classes in
Eighteenth-Century Scotland." In Alisoun Gardner-Medwin and Janet Hadley Williams, eds. A Day Estival.
Aberdeen:Aberdeen University Press, 1990. pp.69-80.

R. S. Ferguson, "Chapbooks in the Library of the Society of Antiquaries." Proceedings of the Society of
Antiquaries. 2.15 (1894).

Alisoun Gardner-Medwin, 'Views of king and people in sixteenth and seventeenth century ballads', in Bryght
lanternis, edited by J. Derrick McClure and Michael R. G. Spiller. Aberdeen, 1989, p.24-32.

Roger Leitch, ‘ “Here chapman billies tak their stand”: a pilot study of Scottish chapmen, packmen and
peddlars’, Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 120 (1990), pp. 173-88.

William B. McCarthy, 'The polarization of Scots society and ballad collecting in the early nineteenth
century', Lore & Language, v.12, 1994, p.129-46.

_____, 'William Motherwell as field collector', Folk Music Journal., v.5, no.3, 1987, p.295-31

Adam McNaughtan,. "A Century of Saltmarket Literature, 1790-1890." In Peter Isaac, ed. Six Centuries of the
Provincial Booktrade in Britain. Winchester: St. Paul's, 1990, 165-180.

John Morris, 'A bothy ballad and its chapbook source', The reach of print : making, selling and using books, edited
by Peter Isaac and Barry McKay. (Winchester : Oak Knoll, 1998), p.85-102.

_____, "Scottish Ballads and Chapbooks." In Peter Isaac and Barry McKay, eds. Images and Texts: Their
Production and Distribution in the 18th and 19th Centuries. Winchester: St. Paul's Bibliobgraphies; New Castle,
DE: Oak Knoll, 1997. 89-111.

_____, The Scottish Fair as seen in eighteenth and nineteenth century sources’, Scottish Studies, 33 (1999),
pp.89-109.

Peter Morris, ‘A bothy ballad and its chapbook source’, in Peter Isaac and Barry McKay (eds), The Reach of
print: making, selling and using books, (Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 1998)

Breandan, Omadagain, 'Functions of Irish song in....', Bealoideas, 1985, vol 53, PP130-216

Thomas Pettitt, "Worn by the friction of time" : oral tradition and the generation of the balladic narrative
mode, in Contexts of pre-novel narrative, edited by Roy Eriksen. Berlin ; New York, 1994. p.341-372

James Porter. (Ballad-)singing and transformativity, Arv, v.48, 1992, p.165-180.

Sigrid Rieuwerts, 'Allan Ramsay and the Scottish ballads',: Aberdeen University Review, vol.LVIII, 1, no.201,
Spring 1999, p.29-41

James Ross, ‘Folk song and social environment’, in Scottish Studies, n. 5 (1961), pp. 18-39

G. Ross Roy, "The Brash and Reid Editions of 'Tam o' Shanter.'" Burns Chronicle 98 (1989): 38-44.

_____, "Robert Burns and the Brash and Reid Chapbooks of Glasgow." In Joachim Schwend, Suzanne
Hagemann, and Hermann Valkel, eds. Literatur im Kontext [Literature in Context]. Frankfurt am Main: Peter
Lang, 1992. 53-67.

_____, "Some Notes on Scottish Chapbooks." Scottish Literary Journal 1 (1974): 50-60.

Robert Smith, "Poets and Peddlars." The Leopard 150 July 1990): 18-19.

Barre Toelken, ' Metaphorical ambiguity and narrative meaning in the English-Scottish popular ballad', in
Arv, v.45, 1989, p.125-137)


Discography.

Eric Bogle, The emigrant & the exile, (Edinburgh, Scotland : Greentrax), 1996

Aileen Carr. Green Yarrow. Cockenzie, East Lothian: Greentrax. 2000. CD TRAX 173.

Heather Heywood, By yon castle wa', (Scotland : Greentrax Recordings, [199-?])

Adam McNaughtan, The Glasgow that I used to know, (Edinburgh : Greentrax), c1988

_____, Last stand at Mount Florida, (Cockenzie, East Lothian : Greentrax), c1996

Gordon Mooney, O'er the Border:: music of the Scottish Borders played on the cauld wind pipes
(Shillinghill, Temple, Midlothian : Temple Records), 1989

Jock Tamson's Bairns. May You Never Lack a Scone. Cockenzie, East Lothian: Greentrax. 2001. CD TRAX
206.

McCalmans, The Ettrick shepherd, (Edinburgh : Greentrax), c1991

Iain MacKintosh, Gentle persuasion (Scotland : Greentrax Recordings, [199-?])

Sangsters. Sharp and Sweet. (Cockenzie, East Lothian: Greentrax), 2000. CD TRAX 207.

Isla St Clair, Tatties & herrin' : the sea, (Cockenzie, East Lothian : Greentrax), c1997

Willie Scott, The shepherd's song : Border ballads, (Cockenzie, East Lothian : Greentrax, c1998.

Wolfstone Wolfstone II (Ardross : Recorded by David Foster at Rowan Recording Studio, [199-?)


Links.

Students should consult in particular:

Northern Folk
http://www.abdn.ac.uk/elphinstone/northernfolk.htm

GUL Special Collections Chapbooks
http://special.lib.gla.ac.uk/collection/chapbook.html

University of South Carolina Scottish Chapbooks Project
http://www.sc.edu/library/spcoll/britlit/cbooks/cbook.html

Bodleian Library Broadside Ballads
http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/ballads/

Exhibit of Broadsides from Swem Library
http://www.swem.wm.edu/SpColl/RBMss/Broadsides/broadsid.html

Ballads and Broadsides
http://www.legends.dm.net/ballads/index.html

Bruce Olson's Website
http://users.erols.com/olsonw/

Sixteenth Century Ballads
http://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/ballads/

Digital Tradition Website (Research Aid, includes facility for searching for songs)
http://www.mudcat.org/threads.cfm


In addition, please look at:

International Ballad Commission
http://www.KfVweb.org

The Traditional Ballad Index
http://www.csufresno.edu/folklore/BalladSearch.html

Scottish Music Information Centre
http://www.smic.org.uk

The Statistical Account of Scotland
http://edina.ac.uk/cgi/StatAcc/StatAcc.cgi

English Folk and Traditional Music on the Internet
http://web.ukonline.co.uk/martin.nail/Folkmus.htm

Archive of material relating to Gavin Greig and Bothy songs:
http://www.gla.ac.uk/Acad/FacSoc/Folklore

Archon (information gateway to UK manuscript archives):
http://www.hmc.gov.uk/archon/archon.htm

North East Folklore Archive:
http://www.nefa.net/

Pearl (School of Scottish Studies):
http://www.pearl.arts.ed.ac.uk/

Sabhal Mór Ostaig:
http://www.smo.uhi.ac.uk/

SCRAN (Scottish Cultural Resources Access Network):
http://www.scran.ac.uk/


Dr Valentina Bold
University of Glasgow, Crichton Campus, Dumfries, DG1 4ZL, Scotland.

Tel: +44 (0)1387 702021 Fax: + 44 (0)1387 253257
e-mail: v.bold@crichton.gla.ac.uk
Webpage: http://www.cc.gla.ac.uk/staff/bold.htm
James Hogg website: http://www.cc.gla.ac.uk/hogg.htm