[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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In 2016, the National Library of Scotland approached Local Voices to help promote Scotland’s sound heritage to young people as part of their ‘Connecting Scotland’s Sounds’ initiative. Our task was to find a way to engage schoolchildren in several different parts of the country in creative projects which would both highlight the rich history of our nation’s audio culture, and encourage them to think about the value of audio recording in the present day. This is the first in a...
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