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[For an introduction to the ‘Finding Our Voices’ project, including a discussion of our strategy and methodology in engaging primary schools, and an overview of the initial workshops in each school, see this article] Finding Our Voices: Leuchars & Balmullo Primary Schools To start with, our learning of Jimmy Shands was imbued with a certain local pride at Sir Jimmy being a long-time resident of Auchtermuchty in Fife, some 15 miles from both schools, with a statue in his honour...
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[For an introduction to the ‘Finding Our Voices’ project, including a discussion of our strategy and methodology in engaging primary schools, and an overview of the initial workshops in each school, see this article] Finding Our Voices: Pittenweem Having completed the initial workshops looking at Scotland’s commercial audio history, and going on to look at the work of folklorists from the Schools of Scottish Studies recording everyday traditions from people all across the country, the class at Pittenweem PS began...
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[For an introduction to the ‘Finding Our Voices’ project, including a discussion of our strategy and methodology in engaging primary schools, and an overview of the initial workshops, see this article] Finding Our Voices: Crail We’d been looking to work in Fife for a long time, so we were delighted to have the opportunity as part of the Finding Our Voices project. We decided to concentrate in two areas – Balmullo and Leuchars in the north east of the region,...
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[For an introduction to the ‘Finding Our Voices’ project, including a discussion of our strategy and methodology in engaging primary schools, and an overview of the initial workshops, see this article] Finding Our Voices: Dundee – Craigiebarns and Forthill Primary Schools We chose Dundee as one of our project areas for a number of reasons: first of all, it has a rich history of traditional and popular song, some of which had been documented on tape by fieldworkers in the...
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[For an introduction to the ‘Finding Our Voices’ project, including a discussion of our strategy and methodology in engaging primary schools, and an overview of the initial workshops in each school, see this article] Finding Our Voices: Arbroath – Inverbrothock and St Thomas Primary Schools Arbroath had several obvious advantages which led us to choose it as one of our target areas. We had piloted similar workshops here in the past and as such had existing relationships with the local...
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