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JOCK DUNCAN: The Man and his Songs is a collection of songs transcribed from the singing of Jock Duncan (1925-2021), a revered singer of songs from the North- east of Scotland. The collection is published with the permission of surviving members of his family. It includes not only the words of the songs but also the tunes, noted and transcribed by the editor. Including are detailed notes on the songs and the tunes and a biography of Jock Duncan.

PETER SHEPHEARD has been involved in the folk song revival since the 1960s. Originally from Stroud in Gloucestershire, he came to Scotland as a student to St Andrews University where he was a founder member of the folk club in 1962. His contacts with the Stewarts of Blairgowrie and Jeannie Robertson’s family in Aberdeen led to the exploration of traveller tradition and extensive song collecting in Ireland, England and Scotland. He was a founder member of the Traditional Music and Song Association of Scotland (TMSA) in 1966 and his enthusiasm as a singer and collector resulted in the creation of Springthyme Records in 1973. He is an organiser of the annual Fife Traditional Singing Festival. In 2018 he was awarded the Hamish Henderson Services to Traditional Music Award