Scottish Culture/Clan McAlpine

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Earl Dale McAlpine Jr. wrote at 2013-11-24 01:07:41
Hi Kaye,

MacAlpine Clan Society has its own website http://www.macalpineclan.com/ with six armigers. I have been granted the seventh armiger from Lord Lyon of Scotland and the letters patient is presently with the courts artisan.  Our 14th Annual General Meeting (AGM) with be June 25, 2014 at Kilmartin, Scotland. See (http://www.macalpineclan.com/images/cms_3rd_qtr_2013.pdf) for more details…

Can’t wait for the artwork and hope to see you at the MacAlpine AGM 2014.

In Kinship,

Earl Dale McAlpine Jr.




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Kaye McAlpine

Expertise

Lifecycle (birth, marriage, death) customs in Scotland, Early Modern Scottish social customs, modern Scottish social customs, Border March laws and procedures, criminal processes and judicial execution practices, social history in Early Modern Scotland, ephemera printing in Scotland. While I have some knowledge of the clan system and function of the clan society (Highland and Lowland), I am not a an expert in clan genealogy. Having traced back my own family over a couple of centuries, and traced others due to academic research, I do know how the system works, however. This doesn't mean that I'm a genealogist. Please note that I do not speak Gaelic.

Experience

Research Fellow (University of Edinburgh). Contributer to various books and journals on ballads, including Scottish Life and Society: A Compendium of Scottish Ethnology, The Ballad and History and The Harris Repertoire. Freelance tutor in outreach courses from Edinburgh University on Scottish Culture and Tradition, including lifecycle customs, broadsheet ballads in Scotland, the traditional ballad and history. Freelance writer, guest presenter on Ch4 History Hunters programme, contributor to BBC Radio Scotland's 'Songlines' series on 'The Dowie Dens of Yarrow'. Currently co-director of a media production company

Publications
Books: Forthcoming: The Gallows and The Stake Published: Compendium of Scottish Ethnology, vol. 10, chapter on The Traditional and the Border Ballad; The Harris Repertoire (2000, Scottish Text Society, co-editor), The Ballad in History (chapter on Border ballads). Journals include Folklore, The Review of Scottish Culture,Sottish Studies, and The Scottish Literary Journal

Education/Credentials
Ph D, M. Phil, BA (hons)

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