Saturday, August 13, 2011

Music, Emotion and Identity in Ulster Marching Bands - new book by Gordon Ramsey


A few weeks ago I received an email about this new book, written by Gordon Ramsey and published by Peter Lang. I've met Gordon quite a few times over the years at various musical events - not only does he study the bands scene, but he is also a member of a flute band as well. The best projects are always come from people who are within, who belong; mere book-learning by outsiders who are parachuted in is no way to treat folk culture. I'm sure that plenty of readers here will be interested in the book - find out more here.