Highland minstrel to tourist icon : the changing role of the Highland piper in Nova Scotia society, 1773-1973

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dc.contributor.advisor Reid, John G., 1948-
dc.coverage.spatial Nova Scotia
dc.creator Shears, Barry, 1956-
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-09T12:31:51Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-09T12:31:51Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.other ML980 S54 2005
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/22318
dc.description v, 182 leaves : ill., map ; 28 cm.
dc.description Includes abstract.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 169-181).
dc.description.abstract "Highland Musician to Tourist Icon: The Changing Role of the Highland Piper in Nova Scotia Society, 1773-1973" is a study of the arrival and evolution of Highland bagpiping in Nova Scotia over a two hundred year period. This thesis examines the history and exodus of Gaelic-speaking pipers from Scotland to Nova Scotia, beginning in 1773, and examines the cultural status and diminishing social role of these musicians within their evolving communities. The study describes Nova Scotia's rich and authentic traditional Gaelic piping style which survived in the Province much longer than in Scotland. It provides historical background and analysis as to why this cultural reality endured in Nova Scotia and reviews the many social, economic and cultural developments which, along with world events, altered the status, role and perception of the community piper within Nova Scotia society.
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc ML980
dc.subject.lcsh Bagpipers -- Nova Scotia
dc.subject.lcsh Bagpipe -- Nova Scotia -- History
dc.subject.lcsh Bagpipe music -- History and criticism
dc.subject.lcsh Music -- Social aspects -- Nova Scotia
dc.title Highland minstrel to tourist icon : the changing role of the Highland piper in Nova Scotia society, 1773-1973
dc.type Text
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in Atlantic Canada Studies
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline Atlantic Canada Studies Program
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)


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