Exploring the Explorer: Tom McGrath in the Sixties and Seventies

Activity: Academic talk or presentation typesInvited talk


Tom McGrath - jazz musician, poet, playwright, cultural polymath – was born in 1940, and was deeply influenced by the wider social and cultural changes of the sixties. From his deep interest in modern jazz to his love of beat culture, this talk explores some of Tom’s early influences and experiences, both in Scotland and during his time in the London-based counter-culture, and reflects on how they helped to shape his own unique approach to the arts in seventies Scotland and beyond. Lecture delivered by Dr Angela Bartie, University of Edinburgh.

Invited talk as part of the Retrospective: The Future Is History Strand at the 2017 Edinburgh International Film Festival
Period27 Jun 2017
Held atEdinburgh International Film Festival, United Kingdom