Erin Farley is a third year PhD student researching poetry, song and community in Victorian Dundee, based at the University of Strathclyde and Dundee Central Library. She has previously worked in folklore and oral history, and is also a traditional storyteller. Lynne Campbell is a singer, storyteller and performer based in Dundee. She has recently created shows and projects inspired by the songs of Robert Burns, her own family history, and the memories of Dundee collected in an oral history project with the Verdant Works textile museum

In a strange old custom, the Dundee dressed herring is dressed in a crepe paper skirt and bonnet combination