Romantic National Song Network

McCue, K. (2019) Romantic National Song Network. [Website]

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This is the website created as part of the Royal Society of Edinburgh-funded 'Romantic National Song Network' 2017-2019. The aim of the network is to explore and map the area of national song culture in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales during the period 1750-1850. At this time of great political upheaval, the four nations of the British Isles (and many European nations) were actively collecting and disseminating what was presented to the public as ‘National Song’. While work has been done on some individual writers, composers and editors/publishers, there is still considerable confusion about the meaning of the term ‘National Song’ and little understanding of the relationships between the living song cultures of the British nations during this time. The network is focussing particularly on songs published with music and intended to encourage performance. Bringing together scholars working in literature and language, musicology, history, history of the book, and performance history, the RNSN is exploring who was creating these songs and where they were published and performed. Our network has begun to establish how these songs shaped public perceptions of the different national cultures of the British Isles.

Item Type:Website
Keywords:Nation, song, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, England, Britain, music, lyric.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:McCue, Professor Kirsteen
Authors: McCue, K.
Subjects:M Music and Books on Music > ML Literature of music
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
College/School:College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > Scottish Literature
Published Online:01 January 2019

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
751571Romantic National Song NetworkKirsteen McCueThe Royal Society of Edinburgh (ROYSOCED)N/ACRIT - SCOTTISH LITERATURE