The Society for Early Scottish Culture

is creating Scottish music, dance, literature, and public awareness of it!

6

patrons

$143

per month
We're Tim and Jeremy, and we're committed to promoting early Scottish culture in its various forms, especially music, dance, art, and literature.

Scotland's been home to some very interesting people and ideas: from John Knox and the Scottish Reformation to the Highland clan system to David Hume, Adam Smith, and other literati of the Scottish Enlightenment. Its artistic output kept pace. Instrumental music, ballads, poems, plays, and more were written to capture every aspect of human life, from the death of a loved one to falling in love, from the beauty of nature to the atrocities of war. This work can still speak to us in a special way today. Despite this, it is easy for us to forget the relevance and humanity of cultures hundreds of years before us.

The Society for Early Scottish Culture seeks to promote understanding of the culture of pre-Victorian Scotland by cultivating research and sharing it for the enjoyment and betterment of the world at large. All funds gathered will support one of those two goals. Specific projects include:

  • A free video series on the music of great Scottish composers and music publishers, starting with Niel Gow and William McGibbon.
  • A periodical containing academic research.
  • Music and dance workshops, as well as other teaching.
  • Publishing an edition of the James Singer Manuscript (a recently rediscovered music notebook from the turn of the 19th century).
  • Grants for artists working on projects in line with the Society's goals.
We hope that—like many Scots and non-Scots before you—you find fulfillment and meaning in this art.
Tiers
Matthew Hardie
$1 or more per month
Thank you—every little bit helps! We'll list your name on a special page on the website
Francis Peacock
$5 or more per month
As above, and we'll give you early access to the videos we record (by the month)
William McGibbon
$10 or more per month
As above, and we'll list your name in the credits section of each video.
Allan Ramsay
$25 or more per month
As above, but we'll give you *really* early access to the videos. (We record in batches, and you'll get the whole batch at once instead of spread out over six months.)
David Hume
$50 or more per month
As above, and we'll send you MP3 downloads of the videos. Think of it like getting an EP download every month!
Niel Gow
$100 or more per month
As above, and Tim will compose an original tune to your specifications. We'll send you the sheet music and a recording of us playing it!
Robert Burns
$500 or more per month only 50 left
Wow, you rock! We'll do all of the above, and will also put on a private concert for you and your friends (we're willing to travel anywhere in North America or the UK).
We're Tim and Jeremy, and we're committed to promoting early Scottish culture in its various forms, especially music, dance, art, and literature.

Scotland's been home to some very interesting people and ideas: from John Knox and the Scottish Reformation to the Highland clan system to David Hume, Adam Smith, and other literati of the Scottish Enlightenment. Its artistic output kept pace. Instrumental music, ballads, poems, plays, and more were written to capture every aspect of human life, from the death of a loved one to falling in love, from the beauty of nature to the atrocities of war. This work can still speak to us in a special way today. Despite this, it is easy for us to forget the relevance and humanity of cultures hundreds of years before us.

The Society for Early Scottish Culture seeks to promote understanding of the culture of pre-Victorian Scotland by cultivating research and sharing it for the enjoyment and betterment of the world at large. All funds gathered will support one of those two goals. Specific projects include:

  • A free video series on the music of great Scottish composers and music publishers, starting with Niel Gow and William McGibbon.
  • A periodical containing academic research.
  • Music and dance workshops, as well as other teaching.
  • Publishing an edition of the James Singer Manuscript (a recently rediscovered music notebook from the turn of the 19th century).
  • Grants for artists working on projects in line with the Society's goals.
We hope that—like many Scots and non-Scots before you—you find fulfillment and meaning in this art.

Recent posts by The Society for Early Scottish Culture

Tiers
Matthew Hardie
$1 or more per month
Thank you—every little bit helps! We'll list your name on a special page on the website
Francis Peacock
$5 or more per month
As above, and we'll give you early access to the videos we record (by the month)
William McGibbon
$10 or more per month
As above, and we'll list your name in the credits section of each video.
Allan Ramsay
$25 or more per month
As above, but we'll give you *really* early access to the videos. (We record in batches, and you'll get the whole batch at once instead of spread out over six months.)
David Hume
$50 or more per month
As above, and we'll send you MP3 downloads of the videos. Think of it like getting an EP download every month!
Niel Gow
$100 or more per month
As above, and Tim will compose an original tune to your specifications. We'll send you the sheet music and a recording of us playing it!
Robert Burns
$500 or more per month only 50 left
Wow, you rock! We'll do all of the above, and will also put on a private concert for you and your friends (we're willing to travel anywhere in North America or the UK).