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Dùin seo


Dr Iain Mac a' Sporain



MA (Oilthigh Ghlaschu), PhD (Oilthigh Ghlaschu), DHC Obar Dheathain




  •     1987 Is The Red Light On? ' The Story of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra BBC Scotland, Glasgow.
  •     1991 The Literary Works of Jack B. Yeats Gerrards Cross, London: Savage, Maryland
  •     1992 Scotland's Music Edinburgh: Mainstream.
  •     2005 Chasing A Restless Muse- Erik Chisholm, Scottish Modernist 1904-1965
  •     2007 Scotland's Music Edinburgh: Mainstream, new enlarged edition
  •     2009 Erik Chisholm Scottish, Modernist 1904-1965 'Chasing a Restless Muse', Boydell & Brewer, Woodbridge and Rochester NY


  •     1980 Scottish Women Composers. In: Chapman 27-28 Vol.VI. No. 3-4, Summer 1980, Edinburgh, pp62-64.
  •     1985 An Introduction to Gaelic Psalms. In: Stretto Vol.5, No.1 Spring 1985, pp3-6.
  •     1986 Hunting the Wren. In: Stretto Vol.6, No.4 Christmas 1986, pp10-15.
  •     1988 The Celebrated Trumpet Tune. In: Stretto Vol. 7, No.4 Winter 1987/88, pp8-16.
  •     1993 Music. In: P.H.Scott (ed.) Scotland - A Concise Cultural History Edinburgh 1994,
  •     1993 Reviews of R.Skelton (Ed.) The Selected Writings of Jack B. Yeats; and the exhibitions Images in Yeats;  and Jack B. Yeats: The Late Paintings. In: W.Gould (Ed.) Yeats Annual No.10, Basingstoke 1993.
  •     1994 Mozart and the Scots. In: The Music of Scotland The University of Waikato (New Zealand) Scottish Studies Association, Avizandum Editions No.2 pp16-21.
  •     1994 A Cry of Prayer/Eigh Ùrnaigh Sabhal Mòr Ostaig Lecture 1994 (video).
  •     1994 The Homecoming of the Deskford Carnyx. In J.M.Fladmark (Ed.) Cultural Tourism, Donhead, Wimbledon, pp375-384.
  •     1994 The Canonicity of Scottish Music. In: Scotland's 1 Edinburgh University Press1994,
  •     1995 Voices of the Past: Jack Yeats and Thomas MacGreevy in Conversation. In: W.Gould (Ed.) Yeats Annual No.11, Basingstoke 1995.
  •     1995 On the Trail of Music: Origins of the Scottish Triple Pipes, in Fladmark, J.M. (ed) Sharing the Earth: Local identity in Global Culture, Donhead pp149-162
  •     1997 'The Wee Apollo': Burns and Oswald. In: K.Simpson (Ed.) Love & Liberty, Robert Burns: A Bicentenary Celebration Tuckwell Press, East Linton 1997, pp326-333
  •     1998 Voices of the Cherubim -A Musical Odyssey to Scotland. In J.M.Fladmark (Ed.) In Search of Heritage as Pilgrim or Tourist? Donhead, Dorset pp 55-75.
  •     1998 On the Trail of the Spies. In Scotlands 5.1, 199, pp23-44.
  •     1998 A Filter In The Stream. In: Chapman 89-90, Edinburgh 1998, pp63-66.
  •     1998 The Sounds of Ancient Scotland. In: E. Hickmann/I. Laufs/R. Eichmann (Hrsg.), Studien zur Musikarchäologie II. Orient-Archäeologie 7. Rahden
  •     2000 Ancestral Voices. In J.M.Fladmark (Ed.) Heritage and Museums Donhead, Dorset,
  •     2000 Cecil Coles (1888-1918) in R.Barnett (Ed.) The British Music Society Newsletter 88 December 2000, pp98-99.
  •     2001 The Song of the Cherubim. In: G.Caie/R.J.Lyall/S.Mapstone/K.Simpson (Eds.) The European Sun East Linton 2001  pp30-43.
  •     2002 Music of the North - Echoes of tunes once shared. In  J.M.Fladmark (Ed.) Heritage & Identity Donhead, Dorset, pp99-109.
  •     2002 The Womb of Sound. In: E. Hickmann/I. Laufs/R. Eichmann (Hrsg.), Studien zur Musikarchäologie III. Orient-ArchÃeologie 10. Rahden
  •     2004 Listening to Picts. In: E. Hickmann/I. Laufs/R. Eichmann (Hrsg.), Studien zur MusikarchÃologie IV Orient-ArchÃeologie 15, Rahden.
  •     2004 Reconstructing the River Erne Horn. In: Ulster Journal of Archaeology Vol 61 2002,
  •     2004 T. Wilson, The String Quartets. In: G. Hair (Ed.) The Music of Thomas Wilson, Glasgow
  •     2004 Hand Bells of the Celtic Church in Scotland, In: TGSI
  •     2004 Erik Chisholm and Piobaireachd, In: Piping Today Issue Number 10, pp.46-49.
  •     2005 Ogham and Interlace- Notation or Confusion, In: E. Hickmann/I. Laufs/R. Eichmann (Hrsg.), Studien zur MusikarchÃologie Orient-ArchÃeologie 1? Rahden Michaelstein 2004.
  •     2005 Night Song of the Bards, In: McCulloch, M. (ed.) Scottish Studies Review 6.1, Spring
  •     2005 'Wooden Artefact' In: Greig, M.K., 'Excavations in the Laird's Hall, Drum Castle, Aberdeenshire' In: Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland 134 (2004)
  •     2005 Paths of Our Ancestors, In: Farquhar, A. (Ed.) The Storr – unfolding landscape, Edinburgh, pp.84-86.
  •     2006 James Oswald: The Caledonian Pocket Companion on CDROM with Nick Parkes.
  •     2006 Scottish music in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, In: Medieval and Early Modern Scottish History published for the OU and Dundee University. 2007 Purser, J., 'Promise for the future in an    ancient tradition', In: West Highland Free Press, 10.8.07, p.17.
  •     2006 Saint Maelrubha, In: Comunn Eachdraidh Ealaghol agus na Torran Newsletter 7, pp.2-10.
  •     2007 Purser, J., 'Chasing A Restless Muse 'Part I', In: British Music Society News, 116 - December 2007, pp.233-240.
  •     2007 Purser, J., 'The Celts In Sardinia: a Music Relationship'. In: Soi, A., Staffa, F. And Serra, R., (Eds.) 20 Years la nostra storia, Cagliari 2007, pp.98-99.
  •     2007 Purser, J., Review of Prehistoric Music of Ireland, In: Historic Brass Society Journal,  Vol.19 2007, pp.115-117.
  •     2008 Purser, J., 'Chasing A Restless Muse 'Part II', In: British Music Society News, 116 - March 2008, pp.278-286.
  •     2008 'A Portrait Sketch of the Portraitist', In: Joie de Vivre! ' The Art of Alexander Goudie, published by Paisley Art Gallery, September 2008
  •     2009 Purser, J., 'Scottish Strains', Review In: Early Music, Oxford 2009, pp.??-??
  •     2009 Purser, J., 'A' Tionndadh Ìomhaighean gu Fuaimean', In: Cox, R. (Ed.) Dualchas agus an Àraineachd sin am fearann caoin, Slèite 2009, pp.129-134.
  •     2009 'The Celtic Ballet: Ballet, Baton and Brush in Search of Peace in Time of War', In: Lindsay, L., (Ed.), Journal of the Scottish Society for Art History, Volume 13 2008-2009, Dundee 2009, pp.7-15.
  •     2009 'Review: Singing Songs of the Scottish heart: William McTaggart 1835-1910', In: Lindsay, L., (Ed.), Journal of the Scottish Society for Art History, Volume 13 2008-2009, Dundee 2009, pp.67-68.
  •     2009 'Frisky Minds: Jack B. Yeats, Bishop Berkeley and a Soupcon of Beckett', In: Foley, D., (Ed.) The Only Art of Jack B. Yeats, Dublin 2009, pp.32-39.
  •     2009 “Crathes: Source of Heavenly Harmony”, In: Leopard, September 2009,

  •     2009 Review “Bagpipes: A National Collection of a National Instrument, by Hugh Cheape”, In: Review of Scottish Culture, No.21 2009, pp.156-157.

  •     2010 “Charles O’Brien (1882-1968)”, In: British Music Society News 125, March 2010, pp.242-246.

  •     2011 “Modernism and Music in Scotland Between the Wars”, In: Dymock and McCulloch (Eds.) Scottish & International Modernisms, Glasgow 2011, pp.171-183.

  •     2011 “Harlaw’s Music – Giving voice to the tragedy of battle”, In: Leopard Magazine, February 2011, pp.15-17.

  •     2012 "The Piano Music of Erik Chisholm 1904-1965", In: Jackson, C., (Ed.) International Piano, No.12 April/May 2012, p.

  •     2012 "Ossianic Lay, by Erik Chisholm", In: Jackson, C., (Ed.) International Piano, No.12 April/May 2012, p.59.

  •     2013 Review, “Karen McAulay, Our Ancient National Airs . . .”, In: Scottish Literary Review, Autumn/Winter 2013, pp.106-108.

  •     2014 Foreword, In: Campbell, Collins and Szilágyi (Eds.) Quaich – An Anthology of Translation in Scotland Today, Cathair na Mart, 2014, pp.v-vi.

  •     2014 “The Significance of Music in the Gàidhealtachd in the Pre- and Early-Historic Period”, In: Blankenhorn, V., (Ed.),  Scottish Gaelic Studies 37 - Craobh nan Ubhal A Festschrift for John MacInnes,     Edinburgh 2014, pp.207-221.

  •     2014 Review of William Lamb Puirt-à-Beul, for Scottish Gaelic Studies 29.

  •     2014 one of the “Voices of Tradition” in Ritchie, F., and Orr, D., Wayfaring Strangers – the musical voyage from Scotland and Ulster to Appalachia, University of North Carolina, pp.9, 33, 66-67, 156-157.

  •     2014 “The Music – Sir Patrick Spens as it is sung”, In: Sir Patric Spens, The background of the ballad and the vision of the artist – Robert Burns, Limner, Dunfermline 2014, pp.70-77.

  •     2015 Two chapters on “BBC Scotland” and “The Piping Centre and the College of Piping”, In: Molleson, K., (Ed.) Dear Green Sounds, Glasgow, pp.104-117.

  •     2015 “Where the Simoon Blows”, In: Opera June 2015, pp.708-713.

  •     2016 “Some Stray Personal Thoughts On Yeats And Music, Touching on McIntyre, Burns, MacLean and the Oral Tradition”, In: Foley, D., (Ed.) Yeats 150, Dublin 2016, pp.301-313.

  •     2016 “Mac-Talla na Sàmhchaire – Echoes of Silence” In: Re-Soundings, Graphical House re-soundings.com.

  •     2016 “Guth Shomhairle”, In: Ainmeil Thar Cheudan Presentations to the 2011 Sorley MacLean Conference, pp.74-83.

  •     2016 with Meg Bateman, “Uinneag dhan Àird an Iar: leanailteachd crutha ann an dùthchas nan Gàidheal”, In: Rannsachadh na Gàidhlig 8, Edinburgh 2016, pp.1-29.

Faclairean agus eile

  •     1994 All music entries in Collins Encyclopaedia of Scotland
  •     2001 The New Grove'€™s Dictionary of Music & Musicians (Drysdale; Glasgow; J. Park; R.A.Smith.)
  •     2004 New Dictionary of National Biography (A. Campbell; J. Donaldson; D. Kennedy; MacArthur, family of; MacCrimmon, MacKay & Roderick Morison; W. Stenhouse; J. Thomson; T. Wilson.)
  •     Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart (Glasgow)
  •     2006 Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women (Isobel Baillie; Lucy Broadwood; Joan Dickson; Isobel Dunlop; Anne Gilchrist; Isobel Grant; Helen Hopekirk; Marjorie Kennedy-Fraser; Meg of Abernethy; Robena Laidlaw; Frances Tolmie.)