Andy Bennett is Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Surrey and author of Popular Music and Youth Culture: Music, identity and place. He is Chair of the UK and Ireland branch of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM). Andy has been playing guitar and mandolin for a number of years. Prior to studying for his PhD at the University of Durham he worked with the ‘Frankfurt Rockmobil’, a youth music-making project based in Frankfurt, Germany.
Martin Clayton has been Lecturer in Ethnomusicology at the Open University (OU) since 1995. He sold his first guitar in 1984, helping to finance a sevenmonth stay in India, which proved to be the start of a lifetime's interest in Indian music. On his return he studied at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, where he obtained degrees in Music and Hindi (BA, 1988) and Ethnomusicology (PhD, 1993). Since then he has taught a wide range of ethnomusicological courses at numerous universities in the UK and US, and is currently co-editor of the British Journal of Ethnomusicology. He is author of Time in Indian Music: Rhythm, metre and form in North Indian Raga performance.
Denis Crowdy lectured at the University of Papua New Guinea from 1992–1999, carrying out various research projects on the stringband music of Papua New Guinea. He currently lectures at the Centre for Contemporary Music Studies at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia.
Kevin Dawe is Lecturer in Ethnomusicology at Leeds University. A music and science graduate, he received a MSc in anthropology from the University of London and a PhD in social anthropology from Queen's University, Belfast. Kevin has worked as a professional guitarist, ethnomusicologist and organologist in a variety of cultural contexts. His research and publications are currently based on fieldwork in Greece and Spain, and on musical instrument research and collecting.
Moira Dawe received a Master of Education degree from Queen's University, Belfast. She is Head of Modern Languages at Belfast's first integrated school, Lagan College, where she teaches Spanish and French.
David Evans has been a blues researcher and guitarist since the early 1960s. He is the author of Tommy Johnson and Big Road Blues: Tradition and creativity in