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Louise Macdonald OBE
As a singer, folklorist and writer, Margaret Bennett credits her family upbringing with her expertise in Scottish Folklore and folksong. Widely regarded as “Scotland’s foremost folklorist” she “wears her scholarship lightly,” lecturing, singing and storytelling on both sides of the Atlantic.
Since 2009, she has been a Patron of the Traditional Music and Song Association. In 2014 she was inducted into the Traditional Music Hall of Fame. Since 2009 she has been the driving force behind the charity Grace Notes Scotland, organizing and teaching community workshops as well as recording local traditions.As the late Hamish Henderson wrote, “Margaretembodies the spirit of Scotland.”