The late Douglas Mack was Professor Emeritus in English Studies, University of Stirling, and one of the Founding General Editors of the Stirling / South Carolina Research Edition of the Collected Works of James Hogg, for which he edited and co-edited various volumes. The present website records some of the research outcomes of a major research grant awarded to Professor Mack in 2002.
Suzanne Gilbert is Senior Lecturer in English Studies at the University of Stirling, specialising in Scottish and Romantic literature, and Stirling Co-ordinator of the Stirling/South Carolina Edition of Hogg's work. She is one of two General Editors of the S/SC Edition of Hogg's works, co-editor with Douglas Mack of Queen Hynde (1998), and editor of The Mountain Bard (2007) and Scottish Pastorals, Together with Other Early Poems and ‘Letters on Poetry’ (forthcoming). For this project, she co-ordinated production of the website and of the CD and other audio recordings.
Janette Currie assisted on both of the large AHRB/AHRC funded schemes for the Collected Works of James Hogg project based at Stirling University, and the results of two strands of her research are incorporated into the bibliographic section of the present website. Janette has collaborated with Dr. Kirsteen McCue of the Department of Scottish Literature at Glasgow University on the AHRC 'Songs of James Hogg' Project. Publications arising directly out of her AHRB/AHRC-funded research include: James Hogg, Contributions to Annuals and Gift Books, co-edited with Gillian Hughes (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2006); 'James Hogg's Literary Friendships with John Grieve and Eliza Izett', in James Barcus (ed.), James Hogg, Mador of the Moor (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2005); '"A Man's a Man For a' That": Burns, Hogg, and The Liberator', Carnegie-funded STAR-project website, April 2004 http://www.star.ac.uk; 'From Altrive to Albany: James Hogg's Transatlantic Publication', Carnegie-funded STAR-project archive, February 2004 http://www.star.ac.uk.
Micah Gilbert is a songwriter, musician, and recording professional. For this project, he produced, engineered, and mastered the recordings of Hogg's songs, including both the live performances in Berkeley, California, and the songs recorded in his studio near Dunblane, Scotland.
Sheena Wellington has travelled far and wide, singing traditional and other Scottish songs as well as her own compositions. Her relaxed singing style and entertaining presentation have endeared her to audiences across the world, and her reputation is such that she was invited to sing the Robert Burns classic (and one-time contender for the Scottish national anthem) 'A Man’s A Man (For A' That)' at the opening of the new Scottish Parliament in 1999. She has recorded several albums both as a soloist (for Greentrax Recordings and Dunkeld Records) and as part of the very successful Scots Women. She has also presented a very popular programme on Radio Tay and is regularly invited to speak on BBC Radio Scotland (see www.sheena-wellington.co.uk).
Kirsteen McCue is Senior Lecturer in Scottish Literature at the University of Glasgow (see www.arts.gla.ac.uk/SESLL/ScotLit/), and she is currently working on editing, with assistance from Janette Currie, James Hogg’s Songs by the Ettrick Shepherd (1831) and Hogg’s miscellaneous songs for the Stirling/South Carolina Research edition of The Collected works of James Hogg. She works closely on song culture in Scotland, having already published on Burns and eighteenth-century women’s song. Her previous jobs included managing the Scottish Music Centre, a unique archive of music by Scottish composers of all periods, and presenting a wide variety of programmes for both Radio Scotland and BBC Radio 3.
David Hamilton teaches at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow and the Music School of Douglas Academy. After studying in Glasgow, Germany and the Netherlands, he has performed both as a solo recitalist and accompanist throughout Western Europe as well as in Lithuania, the Czech Republic, North America and Russia. He has recorded with Cappella Nova and for the BBC, and his first solo CD of The Organ Works of Dieterich Buxtehude was issued in the Spring of 2007 by Divine Art (see www.buxtehudeorgan.com).