Now, you know my fascination with old eighteenth century Scottish dilettanti! Kingsley's blog is clearly a resource I shall be returning to.
While I'm here, I don't know if I mentioned two recent papers I've had published about some of 'my' eighteenth century Scots, so I'll post the links now:-
- The Accomplished Ladies of Torloisk ABSTRACT: A brief comment in a song-collector’s diary leads the author to examine the song-collecting activities of one well-to-do Hebridean family on the Island of Mull in the early nineteenth century. Biographical and extant musical sources are examined in turn, with a full listing of musical manuscripts, followed by descriptive details of the sources. The repertoires of key sources are compared. The Maclean-Clephanes’ song-collecting activities are also set alongside other individuals similarly occupied around this time, including an explanation as to why comparisons cannot really be made between these wealthy young Scotswomen with the slightly older, and more commercially minded Irishwoman, Sydney Owenson (Lady Morgan).