Annual Hamish Henderson Memorial Lecture
Branches of A Single Stream: Commonalities and Differences Between English and Scottish Ballads
(Sat 11 Nov: Lecture begins 12:30pm)
Brian Peters is a professional singer, musician and educator with a long-standing reputation as an expert on traditional ballads. Brian has performed Songs of Trial and Triumph, his presentation on the ballads of F.J.Child, in England, Scotland, the USA and Canada, and released an acclaimed album on the theme. He has taught classes on British balladry at summer schools in the Appalachian Mountains, presented papers at academic conferences in Cecil Sharp House, London, and published research articles on topics ranging from ballad histories to the work of song collectors.
"Brian Peters is internationally known as one of the best people in the world performing traditional English music. In presenting the ballads, he combines the meticulous research of a scholar with the energy and vitality of a star performer." - Stephen Winick, Library of Congress, Washington DC
This event is free but ticketed, please book your ticket below.