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Relying heavily upon oral tradition, the book embraces the diverse disciplines of folklore, history, language, geography, literature, sociology, agriculture, botany, and home economics. It covers emigration history, community and domestic lifestyles, religious and social structure (including songs, poems, legends, and folktales), customs and beliefs, and material culture. Discussions are supported throughout by testimonies of many Townshippers, quoted verbatim, enabling the "voice" of the Gael to continue to be heard. Oatmeal and the Catechism will be of great interest to scholars and students of Gaelic studies and folklore in addition to Quebecers and others whose Scottish ancestors settled in Quebec and eastern Canada and helped carve a country out of the wilderness.
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Originally from the Isle of Skye, Margaret Bennett comes from a long line of traditional singers, pipers and story tellers - Gaelic on her mother's side, Lowland Scots on her father's. She has sung at folk festivals and concerts world wide and has featured in films, documentaries and on radio. She has an MA in folklore and a PhD in ethnology. She specialises in traditional song, customs, folk medicine, and emigrant traditions and has taught in both Glasgow and Edinburgh. She has published several books and many articles.Review:
'There can be few scholars on either side of the Atlantic who succeed in combining such a wide range of skills as Margaret Bennett... Margaret Bennett embodies all that is best of the spirit of Scotland' - Hamish Henderson 'a meticulously researched and well-written book' - History Teaching Review
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