I am a practical ethnomusicologist working across academic and other sectors. I like to undertake research which can have real-world applications. I am involved in three main areas of investigation, and some of this research is show here:

Learning and teaching traditional music
Scottish Song
Music making in Dumfries and Galloway


I also perform as a singer and fiddler. Recordings include:


Songs from the Greig-Duncan collection (2013)

Where Ravens Reel with Alison McMorland & Geordie McIntyre ROWAN (2010)

Old Songs & Bothy Ballads: There’s Bound To Be A Row SPRINGTHYME (2009)

Mary Macqueen’s Ballads  SCOTTISH TEXT SOCIETY (1998)

Whistlebinkies 5 CLADDAGH (1998)

Under the Hammer with The Saltire Quartet MIRABILIS (1995)

Scotland’s Music: a radio history BBC Radio Scotland series (1991)




Have a look at some of the projects Jo has been involved in.  From singing workshops to community music projects, mentoring and more.