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Michael Newton a Ph.D graduate from the School of Celtic Studies at University of Edinburgh explores the history and development of the strathspey and reel – music and dance forms that are strongly associated with Scotland and the Highlands.

The talk is part of the Carolina Symposia In Music And Culture and takes place on the 13th February at Pearson Hall, 181 East Cameron Avenue, Chapel Hill, NC.

About: Michael Newton was awarded a Ph.D. in Celtic Studies from the University of Edinburgh in 1998 for his dissertation The Tree in Scottish Gaelic Literature and Tradition. He has given lectures and taught workshops on Scottish topics at venues such as the Smithsonian, the U.S. Library of Congress, Slighe nan Gaidheal in Seattle, and the Toronto Scottish Gaelic Learners’ Association.



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