(Listing first Musicology, and then Music Librarianship publications.)


[I’m working on my second monograph – well over halfway through, but obviously no publication date yet! Its provisional title is:- A Social History of Amateur Music-Making and Scottish National Identity: Scotland’s Printed Music, 1880-1950]

Newsletter article, ‘‘Our Heroine is Dead’: Miss Margaret Wallace Thomson, Paisley Organist (1853-1896)’, The Glasgow Diapason, March 2023, 10-15.

Review of George Kennaway, John Gunn: Musician Scholar in Enlightenment Britain (Boydell Press, 2022), in Brio Vol.59 no.2 (2022), 62-63.

Newsletter article, ‘Trains, Trossachs, Choirs and the Council: Neilston Parish Church’s First Organist’, in The Glasgow Diapason, September 2022

‘Alexander Campbell’s Song Collecting Tour: ‘The Classic Ground of our Celtic Homer’, in Thirsty Work and Other Heritages of Folk Song (Ballad Partners, 2022), 180-192

‘An Extensive Musical Library’: Mrs Clarinda Webster, LRAM, Brio vol.59 no.1, 29-42

‘Burns and Song: Four New Publications’, Eighteenth Century Scotland, no. 36 (June 2022), 12-15.

‘Strathspeys, Reels and Instrumental Airs: a National Product’, in Music by Subscription: Composers and their Networks in the British Music Publishing Trade, 1676–1820, ed. Simon D. I Fleming & Martin Perkins. (Routledge, 2022)

‘The Cinderella of Stationers’ Hall: music (and metadata) in Georgian legal deposit libraries’, Catalogue and Index 201 (Dec 2020)

‘A Music Library for St Andrews: use of the University’s Copyright Music Collections, 1801-1849’, in Journal of the Edinburgh Bibliographical Society no.15 (2020), 13-33.

‘Revisiting the Achievements of Song-Collector Alexander Campbell’, Romantic National Song Network blogpost, 9 Sept 2020

‘The sound of forgotten music: Karen McAulay uncovers some of the great female composers who have been lost from history’, in The People’s Friend, Special Edition, 11 Sep 2020, 2 p. Dundee : D C Thomson.

Brio vol.56 no.2 (Winter 2019), Guest co-editor (& contributor), issue dedicated to Claimed From Stationers Hall network.

‘Scottish Airs in London Dress: Vocal Airs and Dance Tunes in Two 18th Century London Collections’, Scottish Music Review 5 (2019), 75-87 https://tinyurl.com/ScottishAirs

‘National Airs in Georgian Libraries’, Old Songs, New Discoveries: Selected Papers from 2018 Folk Song Conference, ed Steve Roud & David Atkinson, 104-114 (Folk Song Papers, no.2), London: The Ballad Partners, 2019 ISBN 9781916142411

Sage Encyclopedia of Music and Culture (Sage, 2019):- ‘Borders’, pp.382-384; ‘Librarianship‘, pp.1334-1336; ‘Wales: History, culture and geography of music’; ‘Wales: modern and contemporary musical practice‘, pp.2338-2341, 2342-2343.

Scotland. Afton Water https://rnsn.glasgow.ac.uk/scotland/afton-water/, Blogpost: Romantic National Song Network

‘My love to war is going’: Women and Song in the Napoleonic Era’, jointly authored with Brianna Robertson-Kirkland, Trafalgar Chronicle, New Series 3 (2018), 202-212.

‘Wynds, Vennels and Dual Carriageways: the changing Nature of Scottish Music’, Chapter in Understanding Scotland musically: folk, tradition and policy. (Routledge, 2018), p. 230-239.

Claimed From Stationers Hall Bibliography, https://claimedfromstationershall.wordpress.com/bibliography/

Copyright Literacy: Legal Deposit (Copyright Behind the Scenes) – and Scores of Musical Scores, 20 Feb 2018. Guest blogpost: https://copyrightliteracy.org/2018/02/21/legal-deposit-copyright-behind-thescenes-and-scores-of-musical-scores/

Mrs Bertram’s Music Borrowing: Reading Between the Lines’, 18 Sept 2017, Guest blogpost: EAERN (Eighteenth-Century Arts Education Research Network) https://eaern.wordpress.com/2017/09/18/mrs-bertrams-music-borrowing-readingbetween-the-lines/

‘Show me a Strathspey: Taking Steps to Digitize Tune Collections’, Reference Reviews, Vol. 30 no.7 (2016), pp.1–6.

Claimed from Stationers’ Hall: St Andrews Copyright Music Collection. 18 Aug 2016. Guest blogpost: Echoes from the Vault, https://standrewsrarebooks.wordpress.com/2016/08/18/claimed-from-stationershall-st-andrews-copyright-music-collection/

‘The First Edinburgh Musical Festival‘, Brio vol.53 no.1 (2016), pp.35-46.

‘Making available the Historical Music of Scotland’, The Reel, Royal Scottish Country Dance Society London magazine, no.25 (Feb-May 2016), 15.

‘Historical Music of Scotland website’, Box & Fiddle Magazine 39.6 (Feb 2016)

‘Following the Bass: a New Digitisation Project for Scottish Fiddle Tune Resources’, Fontes Artis Musicae Vol.62.1 (2015), 17-25.

‘Sexy Bibliography (and Revealing Paratext)’, Library Review Vol.64, Iss.1/2, (2015), 154-161, http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/LR-09-2014-0104

Bass Culture in Scottish Musical Traditions’, Box & Fiddle Magazine 39.1 (Sept 2015), 7.

Reference Reviews, 7 book reviews between Vols. 29 no.1 (2015) and 31 no.6

Times Higher Education. What are you reading? Contributor 2012-2021.

‘From Historical Collections to Metadata: a case study in Scottish Musical Inheritance’, Brio Vol.51, no.2 (Autumn/Winter 2014), pp.16-22

Music in the Social and Behavioral Sciences: An Encyclopedia, ed. William Forde Thompson. (Sage, 2014.) Vol.1, 83-87, “Arranging”; Vol.2, 123-26, “Bards”

‘Indexing your own Papers for RILM’, RMA Bulletin, vol.10 no.11, Nov 2014.

‘Increase your Scholarly Visibility with RILM’, RMA Newsletter, Vol.XVIII no.2, November 2014, p.3

‘An Unwritten Enlightenment Scottish Musical History, and Two Reconstructed Edinburgh Bookshelves’, Scottish Music Review, November 2013, http://www.scottishmusicreview.org/index.php/SMR/article/viewFile/42/36 Abstract:- http://www.scottishmusicreview.org/index.php/SMR/article/view/4

‘The Accomplished Ladies of Torloisk’, International Review of the Aesthetics and Sociology of Music, 44 (2013) no.1, 57-78.

‘Appropriate Melodies and Natural Modes: two Victorian Scottish Songbooks’, Musical Times 154 no.1923 (Summer 2013), 191-206.

Our Ancient National Airs: Scottish Song Collecting from the Enlightenment to the Romantic Era. Ashgate monograph (2013)

‘Teaching Cultural History through National Song’, Journal of Victorian Culture Online, 29 August 2013,  http://myblogs.informa.com/jvc/2013/08/29/teachingcultural-history-through-national-song/ 

‘Scottish songs – and fiddle tunes’, CHOMBEC News 14 (2013), 10-11.

‘Just another old book of Scottish Tunes?’, Journal of Victorian Culture Online October 30, 2012.

‘Crowdsourcing the Celtic Bard: Wandering Minstrels and Mournful Harps from the Western Isles to Wales’, Brio 49 no.1 (2012), 49-60.

‘Minstrels of the Celtic Nations: Metaphors in Early Nineteenth-Century Celtic Song Collections’, Fontes Vol.59 no.1 (2012), 25-38, based on paper given at IAML 2011, Dublin.

Library Review 61.6 (2012), 470, Review of Peter Willis, Chopin in Manchester (Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Elysium Press Publishers, 2011)

Review of Blind Ossian’s Fingal: Fragments and Controversy, compiled and translated by James Macpherson, ed. and introduced by Allan Burnett and Linda Andersson Burnett (Edinburgh: Luath, 2011), Eighteenth Century Scotland 26 (Spring 2012), 30

Review of The Music Trade in Georgian England, ed. Michael Kassler (Farnham: Ashgate, 2011), Fontes Vol.59 no.1 (2012), 67-69

Review of Erik Simpson, Literary Minstrelsy, 1770-1830: Minstrels and Improvisers in British, Irish, and American Literature (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008), Eighteenth Century Scotland 25 (Spring 2011), 20-21.

‘From “Anti-Scot”, to “anti-Scottish sentiment”: cultural nationalism and Scottish song in the late 18th – 19th Centuries’, Library and Information History 26.4 (December 2010), 278-288.

‘Antiquarianism versus creativity in late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Scottish song ‘, Eighteenth Century Scotland 24 (Spring 2010), 7-12

‘Scottish song-collecting c.1760-1848: muddy boots and music books’, Brio 46.2 (2009), 3-24.

‘William Chappell and Scottish Popular Music’, Musica Scotica Proceedings from 2005/2006 Conferences, 43-49, (Glasgow: Musical Scotica Trust, 2008)

‘Alexander Campbell’, Wire Strings, April 2008, 4-9.

‘Nineteenth Century Dundonian Flute Manuscripts found at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama’, RMA Research Chronicle 38, 2005

‘From Dalfield Walk, Dundee to Renfrew Street Glasgow: the James Simpson manuscripts’, Brio 40.1, (2003), 27-37.

‘A Notable Discovery’ [article on James Simpson’s 19th century flute mss], The Scots Magazine 157.5 (2002), 530.

‘Forgotten treasures: Scottish flute manuscripts at RSAMD ‘, Box & Fiddle Magazine 27.2 (2002), 34-35.

Music Librarianship:-

‘Representation of Women Composers in the Whittaker Library’, Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice. Vol. 11 No. 1 (2023): Special Issue on Breaking the Gender Bias in Academia and Academic Practice, pp.21-26. (Paper given at the International Women’s Day Conference hosted by the University of the Highlands and Islands, 2022.) DOI: https://doi.org/10.56433/jpaap.v11i1.533

‘Performative Silence in the Library’, in Icepops Annual 2020: International Copyright Literacy Event with Playful Opportunities for Practitioners & Scholars, ed. Chris Morrison & Jane Secker, 32-33

‘Library support to students on blended-learning courses: some thoughts on best practice’, SCONUL Focus 71, February 2020)  https://www.sconul.ac.uk/sites/default/files/documents/Karen%20McAulay%20FOCUS%2071.pdf

‘Coffee and Collaboration’ [teaching electronic resource strategies], Information Professional, Nov-Dec 2018.

Guest blogpost based on the session I gave at the IAML(UK & Ireland) Annual Study Weekend 2018: IAML(UK & Ireland) blog, http://iaml-ukirl.org/blog/libraries-reaching-out-distance-learners (23 April)

‘Blending librarianship with research and pedagogy’, SCONUL Focus, No.69 (2017), pp.56-58.

‘East-West, Public-Academic Music Library Collaboration, IAML UK & Irl Newsletter 72 (Oct 2015), 21-22, 35-36.

Raising the Bar’ [user education], IAML(UK & Irl) Newsletter, no.69, 2014, pp.14-16.

23 Librarians, 14 March 2014, ‘Karen – Music Librarianship and Research’.

‘A Special Kind of Friend: Scholar Librarians and Research Support’, Link (Association of Commonwealth Universities) Issue 18, October 2013, 2-3.

‘Social Media in Libraries: Me and My Cyber Presence’, Sunrise (CILIP East of England & CDG) 2012 issue 1, 2-3, http://tinyurl.com/ckstlam

‘Supporting research – Researching support’, talk to IAML (UK & Irl) Academic Music Librarians, May 2011], IAML(UK & Irl) Newsletter 61 (August 2011), 3-4,

‘Studying with special needs: some personal narratives ‘, Library Review 54.8 (2005), 486–491.

‘Whittaker Live, a lively blog‘, Brio 41.1 (2004), 46-48.

‘But how do I tell them?’ [User education], Personnel Training and Education 8.3 (1991), 56-63.

‘Hosting a library school placement: the pleasures and pitfalls‘, Personnel Training and Education 8.1 (1991), 8-13: (Commended in Personnel Training and Education Essay Competition)