hms | bibliography

Alburger, Mary Anne, Scottish Fiddlers and their Music (Edinburgh: Hardie Press, 1996)

Baptie, David, Musical Scotland past and present: being a dictionary of Scottish musicians from about 1400 to the present time, to which is added a bibliography of musical publications connected with Scotland from 1611 (Paisley: J. & R. Parlane, 1894)

Baston, Kim, ‘The eye of the ear’, in Popular Entertainment Studies Vol.1, no.2 (2010), pp.20-25

BUCEM: Schnapper, Edith B. The British Union-Catalogue of early music printed before the year 1801: a record of the holdings of over one hundred libraries throughout the British Isles, 2 vols (London: Butterworths, 1957)

Bulloch, John Malcolm, William Marshall: the Scots composer, 1748-1833 (Inverness: R. Carruthers & Sons, 1933)

Copac: [A Jisc service combining the catalogues of c.90 UK and Irish libraries, predominantly academic and national]

Cowie, Moyra, The life and times of William Marshall 1748-1833: composer of Scottish traditional fiddle music, clock maker and butler to the 4th Duke of Gordon (n.p.: M. Cowie, 1999)

Dauney, William, Ancient Scotish melodies: from a manuscript of the reign of King James VI, with an introductory enquiry illustrative of the history of the music of Scotland (Edinburgh: Edinburgh Printing and Publishing Co., 1838)

Douglas, Sheila, The Atholl Collection catalogue: 300 years of Scottish music and poetry (Perth: Perth & Kinross Libraries, 1999)

Flett, Joan, ‘The hornpipe in Scotland’, Hornpipe Conference (National Early Music Association, 1993) [link]

Glasgow Directory 1818-1821: [NLS Digital Gallery via]

Glen 1: Glen, John, The Glen collection of Scottish dance music: strathspeys, reels, and jigs, selected from the earliest printed sources, or from the composer’s works, vol. 1 (Edinburgh: John & Robert Glen, 1891)

Glen 2: Glen, John, The Glen collection of Scottish dance music: strathspeys, reels, and jigs, selected from the earliest printed sources, or from the composer’s works, vol. 2 (Edinburgh: John & Robert Glen, 1895)

Gore, Charles, Scottish Music Index

Grove Music Online

HMT: Highland Music Trust

Holman, Peter, ‘A little light on Lorenzo Bocchi: an Italian in Edinburgh and Dublin’, in Rachel Cowgill, Peter Holman (eds.), Music in the British Provinces, 1690-1914 (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2007), 61-86

Humphries, Charles, & William C. Smith, Music publishing in the British Isles from the beginning until the middle of the nineteenth century: a dictionary of engravers, printers, publishers and music sellers, with a historical introduction (Oxford: B. Blackwell, 1970)

Johnson, David, Music and society in lowland Scotland in the eighteenth century (Edinburgh: Mercat Press, 2003)

Kidson, Frank, British music publishers, printers and engravers: London, provincial, Scottish and Irish. From Queen Elizabeth’s reign to George the Fourth’s, with select bibliographical lists of musical works printed and published within that period (London: W. E. Hill & Sons, 1900) [link]

Laing, David (ed.), Illustrations of the Lyric Poetry and Music of Scotland ... Originally compiled to accompany the "Scots Musical Museum," and now published separately with additional notes and illustrations [and an introduction by D. Laing] (Edinburgh & London: W. Blackwood & Sons, 1853)

MacKillop, Rob, The 18th-Century Scottish Wire-Strung “Guittar” [link]

Macleod, Jennifer, The Edinburgh Musical Society: its Membership and Repertoire 1728-1797 (PhD Thesis, University of Edinburgh, 2001)

McAulay, Karen E., Our Ancient National Airs: Scottish Song Collecting from the Enlightenment to the Romantic Era (Farnham: Ashgate, 2013)

Murdoch, Alexander G., The fiddle in Scotland: comprising sketches of Scotch fiddlers and fiddle makers (London: Simpkin, Marshall & Co., 1888)

NLS Digital Gallery: National Library of Scotland, Digital Gallery, Special Collections of Printed Music [link]

ODNB: Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

RISM: Repertoire Internationale des Sources Musicales

SBTI: Scottish Book Trade Index

Walker, W, The bards of Bon-Accord, 1375-1860 (Aberdeen: Edmond & Spark, 1887)

Wighton Database: Bagnall, John, Temporary Wighton Database (index to the Wighton Collection at Dundee Central Library) [link]