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A Traveller's Life The Autobiography of Sheila Stewart by Sheila Stewart
  

A Traveller's Life The Autobiography of Sheila Stewart

Synopsis

A Traveller's Life The Autobiography of Sheila Stewart by Sheila Stewart

Sheila Stewart is the last in the line of the Stewarts o' Blair, a travelling family who have made a unique contribution to the musical and oral traditions of Scotland. Her mother was the legendary 'Queen amang the Heather', the singer and storyteller Belle Stewart, and her father, Willie Stewart, was a noted piper. Sheila spent her childhood wandering with them all over Scotland, working on farms and experiencing all the highs and lows of the traveller lifestyle. From 1954 she sang in concerts with her parents and her sister Cathie, and they became stars of the folk scene. An acclaimed storyteller and ballad singer, she is in huge demand and has continued to perform up to the present day. This, her long-awaited autobiography, is graphic in its depiction of the sometimes harrowing circumstances of her life, but is also a tribute to the rich and dramatic tradition of which she is one of the last representatives.

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'Sheila Stewart is a natural storyteller' - English Dance and Song'


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Book Info

Publication date

21st March 2011

Author

Sheila Stewart

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Publisher

Birlinn Ltd an imprint of Birlinn General

Format

Paperback
208 pages

Categories

Autobiography: arts & entertainment
Folk & traditional music
Individual composers & musicians, specific bands & groups

ISBN

9781841589794

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