Margaret Bennett - Artist Page
Margaret Bennett
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Originally from the Isle of Skye, Margaret comes from a long line of traditional singers, pipers and storytellers' Gaelic on her mother's side and Lowland Scots on her father's. As one of the world's foremost authorities on Scottish folklore, she is featured in several films, TV documentaries and on radio. Margaret has an MA in Folklore and a PhD in Ethnology and currently holds an honorary Research Fellowship at the University of Glasgow School of Scottish and Celtic Studies.

A prize-winning author, she has published several books and numerous articles, and, as the great Scottish folklorist Hamish Henderson writes, 'There can be few scholars on either side of the Atlantic who succeed in combining such a wide range of skills as Margaret Bennett. A folksinger of great sensitivity and versatility, she is undoubtedly one of the major figures of the modern Scottish Revival... Margaret embodies all that is best of the spirit of Scotland.'

Margaret has appeared at most of the folk festivals in Scotland, and many overseas including Mariposa, the Atlantic Folk Festival, the National Folk Festival of America, and given residencies at Pinewoods, Warren Wilson College, the Appalachian-Scottish Summer School at East Tennessee State University, and the Augusta Heritage Center. In 1998 Margaret was presented with the the Swannanoa Gathering's Master Music Maker Award for lifetime achievement.

[Biographical information courtesy of the Swannanoa Gathering].


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Scottish, Celtic, Vocals