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Currently Visiting Professor of Traditional Music at The Fred FreemanRoyal Conservatoire of Scotland, Fred Freeman has, over many years, taught Scottish literature at The School of Scottish Studies and the English Department, University of Edinburgh. He had a postdoctoral appointment at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford for two years in the late ‘80s.

He is author of numerous books and articles on Scottish literature, Scots language, folk music and history, and was recently recognised by the Association For Scottish Literary Studies with a lifetime Honorary Fellowship for his outstanding contribution to Scottish literary studies.

Over the past decade he has drawn upon his extensive musical background, producing over 46 (internationally acclaimed) CDs – amongst them: The Complete Songs of Robert Burns, 13 Cds, Linn Records 1996-2003; The Complete Songs of Robert Tannahill, Vols I, II & III (with Vol IV currently in production and one remaining volume to come).

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