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Up Yon Wide and Lonely Glen: Travellers' Songs, Stories and Tunes of the Fetterangus Stewarts

Elizabeth Stewart

Abstract

Elizabeth Stewart is a highly acclaimed singer, pianist, and accordionist whose reputation has spread widely not only as an outstanding musician but as the principal inheritor and advocate of her family and their music. First discovered by folklorists in the 1950s, the Stewarts of Fetterangus, including Elizabeth’s mother Jean, her uncle Ned, and her aunt Lucy, have had immense musical influence. Lucy in particular became a celebrated ballad singer and in 1961 Smithsonian Folkways released a collection of her classic ballad recordings that brought the family’s music and name to an internationa ... More

Keywords: Elizabeth Stewart, ballad singer, pianist, accordionist, musician, folklorists, Stewarts of Fetterangus, Smithsonian Folkways, ballad recordings, Scottish Traveller life

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9781617033087
Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617033087.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Elizabeth Stewart, author