Academic Publications

'For the sake of difference among them': John Malchair’s tune comparisons, 1760-95. Folk Music Journal (forthcoming 2019)

John Malchair: tune-collecting in 18th-Century England. A Handbook for Studies in 18th-Century English Music, XXI:71-88 (2017)

‘Good morning, ladies and gentlemen': songs, music and musical instruments in the Percy Manning collection in M Heaney (ed), Percy Manning: The Man Who Collected Oxfordshire. Oxford: Archaeopress, 2017, pp. 221-255

Percy Manning, Henry Balfour, Thomas Carter, and the Collecting of Traditional English Musical Instruments. Folk Music Journal 11.1:25-41 (2016)

‘Captain Kennedy’s Mandolin’, and other English musical instruments at the University of Oxford’s Pitt Rivers Museum. Journal of Museum Ethnography 23:117-128 (2010)

Whit-Horn; Kennedy’s Mandolin; Whittle and Dub: three object biographies published online as part of the Pitt Rivers Museum’s Englishness Project, The Other Within (2008)

Free and Squeezy: The New Web Catalogue at the Horniman Museum. Papers of the International Concertina Association Volume 5:96-7 (2008)

Extracts of some of these works can be read on Alice's Research pages.

Related publications

John Malchair’s categories of music: Welsh, Irish, Scotch, a blog post for the Romantic National Song Network, about Malchair's categorisation of national music. March 2019

To Learne the Arte: observations on John Malchair’s teaching at Oxford, 1760-1797, a guest blog for EAERN, the Eighteenth-century Arts Education Research Network, March 2018

Review of the study day, Cultures of Collecting in Eighteenth-Century Britain and Ireland, on the RECSO blog, April 2017

From National Character to National Origins: reactions to J. B. Malchair’s collection of ‘national music’ in history blog Four Nations History, January 2017

Collecting Street Music in 18th Century Oxford Crossword: the St Cross College magazine (2016) pp. 26-7

National Music, Folk Music and Street Music in Eighteenth-Century Oxford, in online classical music journal, Corymbus, November 2016