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Scottish Music Centre

City Halls, Candleriggs, Glasgow G1 1NQ

Tel: 0141 552 5222
E-mail: info@scottishmusiccentre.com
Web: http://www.scottishmusiccentre.com

Organisation type
Other info: We fall into both the 'library' and the 'educational / research / archive' category as well as also being an information and resource centre.
Our collections Gaelic language material not in separate collections, and not separately identified in our catalogue. Estimates of extent of holdings very approximate. Consists of (a) commercial releases / private demos of traditional Scottish Gaelic song recordings; (b) copies of radio programmes exclusively or partially devoted to Scottish Gaelic song; (c) recordings of original 'classical' settings of Scottish Gaelic poetry or arrangements of traditional Scottish Gaelic songs - both commercial releases and copies of radio broadcasts. No field recordings except those released commercially (e.g. the Scottish Tradition series).
Recordings (duration, dates & recording formats) Duration: 101-500
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Format: Reel, CD / DVD, Digital Storage, DAT, Audio Cassette, Video, Other- please give details
Other format(s): Some material on vinyl LP / single / EP.

Date(s): 1970-79, 1980-89, 1990-1999, Since 2000
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Geographical locations Ireland: n/a
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Scotland: Outer Hebrides, Argyll and the Isles, The Highlands, Perthshire, Ayrshire and Arran, Loch Lomond, the Trossachs, Stirling & Forth Valley, Aberdeen City and Shire, Dumfries and Galloway, Dundee and Angus, Edinburgh and the Lothians, Greater Glasgow and The Clyde Valley, Fife, The Scottish Borders, Orkney and Shetland
Other info: Material by performers from all over Scotland, but specific geographical provenance of musicians not usually documented.

Canada: n/a
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Other areas: n/a
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Any other area: n/a
Other information Content types: Song
Other info: Our collection includes much instrumental music, but not sure what material would be classified as 'Gaelic' given that it is instrumental. I have not taken instrumental music into account when estimating the extent of our Gaelic sound recordings.

Access: The Scottish Music Centre is open to the public. It is recommended that an appointment is made to listen to sound recordings in the collection, as most material is stored off-site, and may need to be digitised so it can be listened to at a public work-station.

Completion status: 20% digitised
Other info: Actually the status is probably less than 10%, but that option not available.

Background info: The Scottish Music Centre has been collecting sheet music, recordings and other material relating to all kinds of Scottish music since it was established in the late 1960s. Most of its sound recordings consist of (a) donations by record companies; (b) copies of radio broadcasts. mostly taken off-air, sometimes copies of original recordings from the BBC.

Collection descriptions: Yes

Any other information: Most of our sound archive is catalogued online, but at present Gaelic-language material is not separately identified in the catalogue, though we have plans to change this.