Hamish Matters – The Hamish Henderson Festival
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Hamish Matters – The Hamish Henderson Festival celebrates the centenary of the birth of Hamish Henderson, with events taking place in his hame toon from 1st – 11th November

Hamish Henderson was a Scottish poet, songwriter, soldier and intellectual who was born in Blairgowrie, on 11th November 1919. Through his work in the fields of folk song and poetry, he has been referred to as the founding father of Scotland’s 20th century folk renaissance.

In 2017, following upon the production of a documentary by film-maker Robbie Fraser about the life of Hamish Henderson, and spurred on by the enthusiasm and determination of a group of locals, the idea of a Hamish Henderson Festival was born – and in 2017 the first Hamish Matters Festival took place in Blairgowrie and Rattray.

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