Kennedy-Fraser, Marjory, C.B.E. 1857-1930

b. Perth 1857; d. Edinburgh 1930

Scottish singer, exponent of British folksongs and collector, arranger and editor of Hebridean music.  
Article in the University of Edinburgh Journal, Vol. 4, p. 183 (University of Edinburgh Centre for Research Collections, George Square, Edinburgh)

Honorary Doctorate in Music awarded by the University of Edinburgh in 1928, in recognition of her inestimable service rendered to the cause of music in Scotland.
In presenting Mrs Kennedy-Fraser for this award Professor Tovey said:  Mrs Kennedy-Fraser's well-known collection of Hebridean folk songs is a thing of which we have many reasons to be proud.  The collection of genuine folk music requires a tact which is almost equivalent to statesmanship.  Mrs Kennedy-Fraser is a missionary to our civilisation... Mrs Kennedy-Fraser has put these songs into artistic shape which has made them an important item in the repertoire of singers throughout the world.  (The Scotsman, 29 June 1928)



voice - mezzo-soprano

Concerts by Performer

Title Date Venue Professor
Historical Concert Wednesday, November 29, 1893 University Music Class Room Niecks, Frederick Maternus, 1845-1924
Historical Concert Wednesday, January 18, 1899 University Music Class Room Niecks, Frederick Maternus, 1845-1924