The J. Murdoch Henderson Collection
Henderson's lifetime collection of music manuscripts, books and
When Boston scholar Francis J. Child compiled his collection of
songs and music in the mid 1800s, described by many as the "the
canon" of folk music, he found that no less than one third of his
ballads originated in North East Scotland.
One of the largest folksong collections in the world, the Greig-Duncan
Collection, consists of more than 3,000 songs found in Aberdeenshire
at the beginning of the 20th century.
Little wonder then, that the young Henderson, a natural musician
born in the heart of the land that Child found so fruitful and a
stone's throw from the home of Gavin Greig, should develop such
a deep interest in the music of his homeland.
- Part I -
-Collection Inventory - List of contents with links
to selected music scores and sound
- Part II --Flowers
of Scottish Melody - Henderson's published collection of favourite
- Part III -The
Principal Collectors of North East Music and Song