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Ian Russell <email@example.com>
Elphinstone Institute, University of Aberdeen
Main Interest: Ethnology and Folklore in a Scottish Context (NB There are no boxes above that correspond to these subject headings)
Ian Russell is the Director of the Elphinstone Institute at the University of Aberdeen. This institute specialises in Folklore and Ethnology (see www.abdn.ac.uk/elphinstone). His current research is focused on the traditional culture of North-East Scotland, including sacred and secular singing, instrumental music, recitation, and craft traditions. He has also conducted extensive fieldwork into singing traditions in the English Pennines, especially Christmas carolling.
|Address:||Elphinstone Institute, University of Aberdeen, MacRobert Building, King's College
Aberdeen, Scotland AB24 5UA
|List Affiliations:||Advisory Board Member for H-Folk
BEd, University of Sheffield, 1970. PhD, School of English, University of Leeds, 1977
2002/2003 2002 ‘The Hunt’s Up? Rural Community, Song and Politics’, Acta Ethnographica Hungarica, 47(1-2): 127-141; repr in Gábor Barna and Ildikó Kríza, Folk Ballads, Ethics, Moral Issues, Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 127-141 refereed article.
2002/2003 2002/2003 ‘Flute Bands and their Annual Walks in North-East Scotland: Music, Tradition, and Community’, Review of Scottish Culture, 15: 99-111, refereed article.
2002/2003 2003 ‘The Singer’s the Thing: The Individual and Group Identity in a Pennine Singing Tradition’, Folk Music Journal, 8: 266-281, refereed article.
2004 ‘Sacred and Secular: Identity, Style, and Performance in Two Singing Traditions from the Pennines’, World of Music, 46/1, 10-30, refereed article.
2005 2005, 'Researching, Recording and Promoting the Culture and Traditions of North-East Scotland: The Work of the Elphinstone Institute', in Dialect and Folklife Studies in Britain: The Leeds Archive of Vernacular Culture in its Context, Proceedings of Conference, 19 March 2005, Leeds: University of Leeds, Leeds Archive of Vernacular Culture, refereed paper. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/english/activities/lavc/conference.htm
2005 ‘Researching Culture from the Inside: A New Approach to the Study of the Oral Traditions of Scottish Travellers’, in Traditional Music and Research in the Baltic Area: New Approaches in Ethnomusicology, ed. by R. Astrauskas (Vilnius, Lithuania: Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, 2005), pp. 145-155, refereed article.
2006 ‘Working with Tradition: Towards a Partnership Model of Fieldwork’, Folklore, 117 (2006), 15-32, refereed article.
2007 ‘Competing with Ballads (and Whisky?): The Construction, Celebration, and Commercialisation of North-East Scottish Identity’, Folk Music Journal, 9 (2007), 170-191, refereed article.
2002 Series Editor, The Bedesman and the Hodbearer: The Epistolary Friendship of Francis James Child and William Walker, ed. Mary Ellen Brown, Elphinstone Institute Occasional Publications 2, Aberdeen: EI, University of Aberdeen, scholarly edition.
2004 Editor (with David Atkinson), Folk Song: Tradition, Revival, and Re-Creation, Elphinstone Institute Occasional Publications 3, Aberdeen: EI, University of Aberdeen, themed collection of 36 refereed papers, scholarly edition.
2005 Series Editor, North-East Identities and Scottish Schooling: The Relationship of the Scottish Education System to the Culture of North-East Scotland, ed. David Northcroft, Elphinstone Institute Occasional Publications 4, Aberdeen: EI, University of Aberdeen, themed collection of 10 refereed papers, scholarly edition.
2006 Editor (with Mary Anne Alburger), Play It Like It Is: Fiddle and Dance Studies from around the North Atlantic, Elphinstone Institute Occasional Publications 5, Aberdeen: EI, University of Aberdeen, themed collection of 14 refereed papers, scholarly edition.
2008 Editor (with Mary Anne Alburger), Driving the Bow: Fiddle and Dance Studies from around the North Atlantic 2, Elphinstone Institute Occasional Publications 6, Aberdeen: EI, University of Aberdeen, themed collection of 14 refereed papers, scholarly edition.
2008 Editor, The Sheffield Book of Village Carols (Sheffield: Village Carols), scholarly edition and music score.
2004 (Editor) Binnorrie: Songs, Ballads, and Tunes, Elizabeth Stewart, Traveller Traditions of North-East Scotland No. 1, Elphinstone Institute, University of Aberdeen, double CD, EICD002.
2006 (Editor and Recordist) Rum Scum Scoosh! Songs and Stories of an Aberdeen Childhood, Stanley Robertson, Traveller Traditions of North-East Scotland No. 2, Elphinstone Institute, University of Aberdeen, double CD, EICD003.