Publications

Margaret Bennett Contributions Books and Journals

 

  1. Two entries (Kitty MacLeod and Norah Montgomerie) in The Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women, (editors E. Ewan, S. Innes, S. Reynolds, R. Pipes), Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, 2006.
  2. From the Quebec-Hebrideans to ‘les Écossais-Québecois’: Tracing the Evolution of a Scottish Cultural Identity in the Eastern Townships, in C. Ray Hyphenated Scots, Univ. of Alabama Press, 2004.
  3. ‘Traditional Song and Music in Scotland’ in SMITHSONIAN FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL: APPALACHIA, MALI, SCOTLAND, published for the 37th Annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Washington, DC, 2003 ‘So Many Steamers Ago:  Memories of an English Nurse in Newfoundland in the 1930s’ in A Festschrift for John Widdowson, ed. Malcolm Jones, Sheffield, 2003.
  4.  ‘Being Scottish’, in Being Scottish, ed. by Tom Divine & Paddy Logue, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, 2002.
  5.  ‘Now This is True’ in The Brahan Seer Celebratory Booklet, Dingwall, 2001.
  6. ‘Stories of the Supernatural: From Local Memorate to Scottish Legend’ in “Fantasticall Ymaginatiounis”: The Supernatural in Scottish Culture, ed. Lizanne Henderson, forthcoming, 2001.
  7. ‘Calendar Customs in Scotland’. The Oxford Companion to Scottish History, 2001.
  8. ‘Courtship and Marriage in Scotland’. The Oxford Companion to Scottish History, 2001.
  9. ‘Childbirth and Infancy in Scotland’. The Oxford Companion to Scottish History, 2001.
  10. ‘Céilidh’, definition in The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, London, 2000.
  11. Foreword to Ainmean Gaidhlig Lusan  [The Gaelic Names of Plants] by Joan Clark and Iain MacDonald, Belfast 1999.
  12. ‘From Kennedy Fraser to the Jimmy Shandrix Experience in Five Generations’ in Crosbhealach an Cheoil:  The Crossroads Conference:  Tradition and Change, Dublin, 1999.
  13. ‘Canntaireachd’, in Companion to Irish Traditional Music,  edited by Fintan Valleley, Dublin, 1999.
  14. ‘Clarsach’, in Companion to Irish Traditional Music, Dublin, 1999.
  15. ‘Ossianic ballads’, in Companion to Irish Traditional Music Dublin, 1999.
  16. ‘Panygeric’, in Companion to Irish Traditional Music, Dublin, 1999.
  17.  ‘Psalms’, in Companion to Irish Traditional Music, Dublin, 1999.
  18. ‘Puirt-a-beul’, in Companion to Irish Traditional Music, Dublin, 1999.
  19. ‘Scottish Gaelic lyrical songs’, in Companion to Irish Traditional Music Dublin, 1999.
  20. ‘The Ireland-Scotland link’, in Companion to Irish Traditional Music Dublin, 1999.
  21. ‘Waulking songs’, in Companion to Irish Traditional Music, Dublin, 1999
  22. Foreword to Lewis, by Christina  MacDonald, Acair, Stornoway, 1998.
  23.  ‘Hebridean Childhood’ and 3 other contributions in Hebridean Odyssey, compiled and edited by M. Sinclair & M. Newton, Polygon, Edinburgh, 1996.
  24. ‘Introduction’ to The Nineties Collection, T.M.S.A. and Canongate, Edinburgh, 1995.
  25. Contributions to the Dictionary of the Folklore of Plants in Britain and Ireland,  edited by Roy Vickery,  British Museum of Natural History, London, 1996.
  26. ‘Waters of Life and Health:  Well-Worshipping in Scotland’, [translated into Russian, summary in English], Proceedings of the International Conference on Ethnic Traditional Culture and Folk Knowledge, Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, 1995.
  27. ‘Waters of Life and Health:  Well-Worshipping in Scotland’, [translated into Russian, summary in English], Proceedings of the International Conference on Ethnic Traditional Culture and Folk Knowledge, Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, 1995.
  28. ‘The Pot of Gold’, in Legends Told in Canada, compiled by Edith Fowke, University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1994.
  29.  ‘The Folklore of Plants in Scotland’, in Plants and People:  Economic Botany in Northern Europe, 800—1800, edited by J.H. Dickson and R.R. Mill, (Proceedings from the1993 Symposium of the Royal Botanical Society of Scotland, Plants and People), Edinburgh University Press, 1994.
  30. ‘Local Dimensions in Oral Tradition’ in Scottish Culture:  The Local Dimension, Proceedings at a Meeting of the Library Association Local Studies Group held on March 21, l990 in Glasgow.  Editor Don Martin, Motherwell, pp. 11-19, 1991.
  31. ‘1690-1990:  Balquhidder Revisited’, a chapter in The Good People:  New Fairylore Essays, ed. by Peter Narvaez, published by Garland Publishing, U.S.A., Oct. 1991.
  32. ‘Plant Lore in Gaelic Scotland’, a chapter of Flora of the Outer Hebrides  by R. Pankhurst, published by British Museum of Natural History, London, , pp 56-60, 1991.
  33. Eight items, including “First Impressions of a New World”;  “Learning the Language”;  “Novel Situations”;  “Life Among Strangers”;  “Tales of Lying”; and several other short contributions from my collection of oral tradition recorded from Hebridean-Quebecers, published in chapters 2,3,7,8,9  in Nothing But Stars:  Leaves from the Immigrant Saga, edited by  Magnus Einarson, National Museum of Man Mercury Series, no. 5l published by the National Museums of Canada, Ottawa,. pp. 19, 38, 47, 56, 59, 81, 93, 113,  1984.
  34. ‘A Codroy Valley Milling Frolic’ in Folklore Studies in Honour of Herbert Halpert:  A Festschrift, ed. K.S. Goldstein and N.V. Roseneberg, Memorial University of Newfoundland Folklore and Language Publication Series, St. John's, Newfoundland, pp. 99-110, 1980.
  35. ‘Folkways and Religion of the Quebec Hebrideans’ (100 pp.)  in Cultural Retention and Demographic Change:  Studies of the Hebridean Scots in the Eastern Townships of Quebec, ed. Laurel Doucette, the National Museum of Man Mercury Series, no. 34, published by the National Museums of Canada, Ottawa, 1980.
  36. Two contributions, ‘Scottish Folksong’ and ‘Hebridean Foodways’ in For What Time I am in this World:  Stories from Mariposa, ed. Bill Usher & Linda Page-Harper, published by Peter Martin Associates Ltd., Toronto, 1977.

Articles (selected).

 

  1. ‘Beyond the Border: Sir Walter Scott’s Minstrelsy’, The Journal of The Edinburgh Sir Walter Scott Club, Edinburgh, 2004.
  2. Tradition and Change:  Reflections on Childhood Celebration of Hallowe’en, (forthcoming Carole Carpenter edn, Canadian Folklore Canadien, Toronto) 2002.
  3. ‘Gaelic Through and Through:  the Poetry of Donand John MacDonald’ (review article), Cencrastus, Nov. 1999.
  4.  ‘Questions of Taste and Aesthetics:  The Gaels’ Perspective versus a World View of Gaelic Singing’, the Canadian folk Music Bulletin de musique folklorique canadienne, Vol. 32, No. 2, pp. 25 – 28, June 1998.
  5. ‘The authentic voices of Cape Breton’s tradition-bearers’, West Highland Free Press, March 6, 1998.
  6. ‘One and Two Percent:  Scottish Gaelic Folklore Studies in Newfoundland and Quebec’, Proceedings from the conference FOLKLORE 150 at The University of Sheffield in Lore and Language, Vol. 15, No. 1—2, Sheffield, pp. 128—140, July, 1996.
  7. ‘Scottish Customs of Christmas and New Year’. The University of Edinburgh Journal, 1994.
  8. ‘Brose and Bannock Day” (pp. 131—132), and with Emily Lyle “Carryanchor Night’, pp. 132—134 in Scottish Studies, No. 31, 1994.
  9. ‘Weather sayings from Bannfshire’, Tocher, No 47.  pp. 310—312. 1994.
  10.  ‘Musical Traditions of the Scots in Newfoundland’. The London Journal of Canadian Studies, 1993.
  11.  ‘Gaelic Song in Eastern Canada: Twentieth Century Reflections’. In Folksongs: Chansons, a special edition of Canadian Folklore Canadien, Vol. 14, 2, Ottawa, Canada, 1992.
  12.  “Parlez Moi de Bretagne, d'Ireland, d'Ecosse” in C.B.C. Journal, Montreal.  pp. 58-59 [in French]. 1991.
  13. Based on fieldwork; 26 of the 64 pages are from my fieldwork; the rest from the work of colleagues. Tocher, No 44, 1992.
  14. ‘The Pipers' Curiosity’. The Piping Times, Vol. 43, pp. 25—32, July l991.
  15. ‘Ghosts and Apparitions’. Review article. Cencrastus, No. 38, Edinburgh, 1990.
  16. ‘Scottish Gaelic Emigrant Traditions’. Tocher, No. 42, a periodical of the School of Scottish Studies, pp 37 of 80, 1990.
  17. ‘Scottish Gaelic, English, and French:  Some Aspects of the Macaronic Traditions of the Codroy Valley, Newfoundland’ in Regional Languages Studies... Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland, pp. 25-30, May 1972.

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