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William Hershaw


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in Newport on Tay, Fife, Scotland
March 19, 1957

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William Hershaw is a Scottish poet, playwright, musician and Scots language activist.

Hershaw’s first major collection of poetry, The Cowdenbeath Man, Scottish Cultural Press, 1998, was a series of elegies written about the death of the coal mining industry in Central Fife. He won the Callum MacDonald Award for Winter Song in 2005, and The McCash Prize for Scots Poetry in 2011.

In 2012 he reconvened The Bowhill Players (originally a drama company founded by playwright Joe Corrie during the General Strike of 1926) as a musical ensemble performing at The Edinburgh Festival Fringe, writing new musical settings for Corrie’s poetry.

His most recent work includes a Scots version of The Tempest and Michael (both 2015), a ballad play about the medieva
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A Tongue in Yer Heid

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The Cowdenbeath Man

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