About Kirsteen McCue
Kirsteen McCue is Professor of Scottish Literature and Song Culture and Co -Director of the Centre for Robert Burns Studies at the University of Glasgow. She has published widely on Romantic song culture, including essays on Lord Byron and John Clare, and on Burns’s songs and musical responses to Burns’s work. She is editor of James Hogg’s Songs by the Ettrick Shepherd and Hogg’s Contributions to Musical Collections and Miscellaneous Songs for the Collected Works of James Hogg (Edinburgh University Press, 2014). Between 2017 and 2019 she led a Royal Society of Edinburgh network examining the National songs of Britain and Ireland between 1750 and 1850. Her edition of Robert Burns’s Songs for George Thomson, vol 4. of the new Oxford Works of Robert Burns appeared in 2021. Aside from her focus on songs, she has recently co-edited, with Linden Bicket, the Orcadian writer George Mackay Brown’s An Orkney Tapestry (Polygon) to mark the centenary of Brown’s birth in 2021. At the moment, she is leading on an RSE funded network to relaunch the Bibliography of Scottish literature in Translation (BOSLIT) and is helping edit the poetry of William Soutar for publication later in the year (Tippermuir Press).
She serves on the boards of the award-winning Dunedin Consort and the National Piping Centre.