The legacy of Hamish Henderson - writings of Eberhard [Paddy] Bort


A Eberhard Bort

 Late Paddy (Eberhard) Bort, former chairman of Edinburgh Folk Club and Director of the Parliamentary Programme at the Academy of Government, University of Edinburgh.
Born:1 December, 1954, in llsfeld, Germany. Died:17 February, 2017 in Edinburgh, aged 62.
"... He died just as the book he co-wrote with journalist and broadcaster Lesley Riddoch, McSmorgasbord, examining what post-Brexit Scotland can learn from the Nordic nations, was due to be published by LuathPress. Riddoch described her collaborator as "an all-round European at a time when that has never been more vitally needed...".JIM GILCHRIST
The four introductory chapters of the  collections relating to the life and work of Hamish Henderson were edited by Eberhard ‘Paddy’ Bort, who worked in the Academy of Government at the University of Edinburgh and chaired Edinburgh Folk Club and  annual Carrying Stream Festival in honour and celebration of Hamish Henderson. The four volumes are Borne on the Carrying Stream: The Legacy of Hamish Henderson (2010), ‘Tis Sixty Years Since: The 1951 Edinburgh People’s Festival Ceilidh and the Scottish Folk Revival (2011), At Hame wi’ Freedom: Essays on Hamish Henderson and the Scottish Folk Revival (2012) –  and Anent Hamish Henderson – Essays, Poems, Interviews  (2014) all published by Grace Note Publications.
Introductory chapters: