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MA le Urram (Oilthigh Dhùn Èideann) agus PhD (Oilthigh Dhùn Èideann)

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Dh’fhoillsich na leanas eadar 2009 agus 2014


  • Tobhtaichean anns an tìr: mìneachadh air cultar dùthchasach, an Richard A V Cox deas., Dualchas agus an Àrainneachd - sin am fearann caoin. Clò Ostaig 2009, 17-42
  • A’ lasadh le càrnaid. Rhyme and reason in perceptions of tartan, in Journal of the Scottish Society for Art History Volume 13 (2008-2009), 33-38
  • ‘Convivial and anomalous conversations’: The Society of Antiquaries and their Museum, in ROSC - Review of Scottish Culture No. 21 (2009), 3-14
  • ‘From natural to supernatural. The material culture of charms and amulets’, in Lizanne Henderson ed., Fantastical Imaginations: The Supernatural in Scottish History and Culture. Edinburgh: John Donald 2009, 70-90
  • Foreword in Michael Newton, Warriors of the Word. The World of the Scottish Highlanders. Edinburgh: Birlinn Press 2009, xi-xiii
  • (With Mary-Cate Garden and Fiona McLean) Editorial: Heritage and the Environment, in International Journal of Heritage Studies Volume 15 Number 2-3 (2009), 104-107
  • Review of  Katherine Campbell, The Fiddle in Scottish Culture. Aspects of the Tradition. Edinburgh: John Donald 2007, xix+204, in Folk Life. Journal of Ethnological Studies Volume 47 (2009), 148-150



  • ‘Gheibhte breacain chàrnaid (‘Scarlet tartans would be got ...’): The Re-invention of Tradition’, in Ian Brown, Editor, From Tartan to Tartanry:  Scottish Culture, History and Myth. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press 2010, chapter 1, 13-31. ISBN 978 0 7486 38772. Paperback edition 2012. ISBN 978 0 7486 6464 1
  • ‘The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland and their Museum: Scotland’s national collection and a national discourse’, in International Journal of Historical Archaeology Volume 14 (2010), 357-373
  • ‘A cup fit for the king’: literary and forensic analysis of crogan pottery, in Ceramic Views of Scotland and Northern England from the Neolithic to the Twentieth Century: issues of method, practice and theory. University of Glasgow, 1-2 July 2010, 1-10 http://www.gla.ac.uk/departments/archaeology/newslinks/ceramicviews/ 
  • Patron as performer: lament for the ‘gentleman-piper’, in Wilson McLeod, Abigail Burnyeat, Dòmhnall Uilleam Stiùbhart, Thomas Owen Clancy, Roibeard O Maolalaigh, editors, Bile os Chrannaibh. A Festschrift for William Gillies Clann Tuirc 2010, 57-78
  • (With Decker Forrest) The Piper’s House. Taigh a’ Phìobaire. in Piping Today Number 49 (2010), 14-19; Part Two. Number 50 (2011), 14-19; Part Three. Number 51 (2011), 14-20
  • Review of Seòsamh Watson, Saoghal Bana-mharaiche: cunntas beul-aithris mu bheatha muinntir an iasgaich ann am Machair Rois Ceann Drochaid: Clann Tuirc 2007, xlv+226pp, in ROSC - Review of Scottish Culture 22 (2010), 213-215



  • ‘Song on the Good Points of a Highland Cow’, in ROSC - Review of Scottish Culture Number 23 (2011), 141-144
  • ‘Divination by Sieve and Shears’, in ROSC - Review of Scottish Culture No. 23 (2011), 145-149
  • ‘Introduction: Ethnology and Object-based Research’, in ROSC - Review of Scottish Culture No. 23 (2011), v-x
  • Editor, ROSC. Review of Scottish Culture, Edinburgh: John Donald and the European Ethnological Research Centre No. 23 (2011), 173pp



  • (With J Decker Forrest) Taigh a’ Phìobaire: The Piper’s House and the music of the Mackays of Raasay, in Béaloideas. Iris an Chumainn le Béaloideas Éireann (The Journal of the Folklore of Ireland Society) Iml. 80 (2012), 163-182
  • ‘The ’45 and its aftermath: the Moidart kinsmen’s view’, in Camille Dressler and D W Stiùbhart (Editors), Alexander MacDonald, Bard of the Gaelic Enlightenment. Alasdair mac Mhaighstir Alasdair, Bàrd an t-Soillearachaidh Ghàidhealaich. The Islands Book Trust 2012, 34-42
  •  ‘Achadh an Droighinn’, in The Kist. (The magazine of the Natural History and Antiquarian Society of Mid Argyll) No. 83 (Spring 2012), 27-31
  • Obituary. Alexander Fenton 26 June 1929 – 9 May 2012, in Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland Volume 142 (2012), 1-8



  • ‘Material Culture’, in Fenton, A and Mackay, M A eds., An Introduction to Scottish Ethnology. (Scottish Life & Society: A Compendium of Scottish Ethnology, Volume 1). Edinburgh 2013, 95-115
  • ‘Alexander Fenton and the origins of the Review of Scottish Culture’, in ROSC - Review of Scottish Culture No. 25 (2013), 18-23
  • ‘‘Cuir siud sa’ Ghàidhlig’: toradh na h-obrach aig Fear Chanaigh’, in Bob Chambers (Ed.), The Carrying Stream flows on. Celebrating the Diamond Jubilee of the School of Scottish Studies. The Islands Book Trust 2013, 95-117. ISBN 978 1 907443 40 4
  •  ‘‘Ruins in a landscape’: the interpretation of material culture’, in Katherine Campbell, Gary West, Will Lamb, Neill Martin, Editors A Guid Hairst. Collecting and Archiving Scottish Tradition: Essays in Honour of Dr Margaret Mackay. Shaker Publications BV 2013
  • ‘The poet as historian’, in History Scotland Vol. 13 No. 1 (2013), 50-52
  • ‘The Pipe of fluent chanters’. Celebrating the Great Highland Bagpipe, in Piping Today No. 63 (2013), 34-40
  • ‘ “If you want to be a Piper …” Celebrating the Duda’, in Common Stock  (The Journal of the Lowland and Border Pipers’ Society), Volume 30 No. 1 (June 2013), 39-46
  • Review of Angus and Patricia Macdonald, The Hebrides. An Aerial View of a Cultural Landscape. Birlinn Ltd 2010, xvi+320pp, in ROSC - Review of Scottish Culture 25 (2013), 168-171
  • Review of Alexander Fenton and Mark Mulhern Editors, A Swedish Field Trip to the Outer Hebrides 1934. In Memory of Sven T Kjellberg and Olof Hasslöf. Edinburgh: NMS Enterprises Ltd – European Ethnological Research Centre 2012, xvi+110pp, in ROSC - Review of Scottish Culture 25 (2013), 164-166



  • Editor, Canna. The Story of a Hebridean Island. Fifth Edition. Edinburgh: Birlinn Ltd 2014, xxix + 361 pp
  • Editor in Chris Agee, Hugh Cheape, Charles Dillon and others, Editors, The Other Tongues. An Introduction to Writing in Irish, Scots Gaelic and Scots in Ulster and Scotland. Belfast: Irish Pages Ltd. 2014, 236pp
  • Editor, ‘A very civil people.’Hebridean Folk, History and Tradition. Essays by John Lorne Campbell. Edinburgh: Birlinn 2000. Reprinted 2014, xiv + 217
  • ‘Tha feum air cabhaig’: The Initiative of the Folklore Institute of Scotland, in Virginia Blankenhorn ed., Craobh nan Ubhal. A Festschrift in Honour of  John MacInnes. Scottish Studies Volume 37 (2014), 53-62
  • ‘Campbell of Canna’, in John Lorne Campbell, Canna. The Story of a Hebridean Island Fifth Edition. Edinburgh: Birlinn Ltd 2014, pp xi-xv
  • “There’s music in the sticks”. The Museum of Piping at the National Piping Centre, in Piping Today No. 71 (2014), 14-19
  • ‘Every timber in the forest for MacRae’s House’: Creel Houses in the Highlands. In Vernacular Building 37. Essays in memory of Sandy Fenton Scottish Vernacular Buildings Working Group 2013-2014, 31-50
  • Review of Karen McAulay, ‘Our Ancient National Airs’: Scottish Song Collecting from the Enlightenment to the Romantic Era. Ashgate Publishing (Music in nineteenth-century Britain series) 2013, 279pp, in Eighteenth-Century Scotland Newsletter, Issue No. 28 (Eighteenth-Century Scottish Studies Society, Newark, NJ) Spring 2014, 38-39

Òraidean, 2009

  •     11 Iuchar Galpin Society Conference, Edinburgh. 'The organology of the bagpipe in Scotland.'
  •     14 Iuchar Gaisgeach an t-Sluaigh, Èirisgeigh. 'Following the photographic trail to Eriskay.'
  •     15 Iuchar The Fred Macaulay Lecture, Taigh Chearsabhagh, Loch nam Madadh. 'Talking about things.'
  •     10-11 Iuchar National Piping Centre, Glasgow. 'The history of the bagpipe in Europe' and 'The piping legacy of Clann 'ic Aoidh Ratharsair.'