Monthly Archives: August 2017

Working in Lincolnshire archives

MA students are continuing to unearth exciting new archival materials. Helen Earl is working on “Folk Fishing in North Lincolnshire 1904-1908”, investigating Percy Grainger’s ‘helpers’, singers, villages and songs. Like some of the other MA students she has been working with digital … Continue reading

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MA in Music

Did you know the Open University offers a 2-year part-time MA degree in Music? The new degree, which has been running since 2014, provides students with a thorough grounding in contemporary digital approaches to music research, and culminates in a … Continue reading

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Working in university archives

One of the current MA students, James McNeill, has been working on archival materials over the summer. Here he writes about his recent work: My dissertation is on the subject of whether we can find the themes which Gerald Finzi … Continue reading

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Listening to Frederick Grinke

Over the last year Fiona Richards has been working on recordings of the wonderful violinist Frederick Grinke, who trained at the Royal Academy of Music and went on to become a great advocate of English music. An update on her work has … Continue reading

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Paper accepted for prestigious folk music conference

One of the current MA students, Peter McLoughlin, has had a paper accepted for the upcoming English folk song conference at Cecil Sharp House in London. The theme of the conference is the history and transmission of traditional tunes and popular … Continue reading

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