Cudmore, Peter. “The Migrant on the Rock: Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Complexity, and George Mackay Brown.” Edinburgh Review 92 (Summer, 1994): 85–100.
“The grand thing to say about the creative relationship between Sir Peter Maxwell Davies and George Mackay Brown is that it has been, arguably, the most important of its kind in contemporary music anywhere” (p. 85).
“Peter Maxwell Davies: A Torrent of Gold (George Mackay Brown).” The Organ 95 (November 2016–January 2017): 44.
Review of recording: “Dated November 2015, this is one of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies’s last works, a setting of a somewhat metaphysical poem by the noted Orcadian poet George Mackay Brown for female voices and piano.”
Simpson, Roddy. “Inspiring Rackwick.” Scots Magazine 159 (December 2003): 654–58.
Rackwick’s profound effect on both GMB and Peter Maxwell Davies.
Gilchrist, Jim. “Tolbooth to Ring with a Blend of Klezmer, Scots Folk and . . . Hydro Power?” Scotsman, 6 March 2006, p. 38.
A festival in Stirling (15–19 March): “. . . Splinters Productions’ dramatisation of the life and poetry of the celebrated Orcadian bard George Mackay Brown will be laced through for its Stirling performance by music from the Orcadian singer and guitarist Kris Drever.”
[GMB.] “Feast of Variety in Stromness: Song, Sketch, Dance.” Orkney Herald, 27 April 1948, p. 5.
Unsigned; conjectural attribution.
“Easily the best variety show in Stromness since the end of the war was staged by the local Comedy Players in the Town Hall on Monday and Tuesday evenings of last week.”
“Fair Isle Artiste Launches Album Inspired by George Mackay Brown.” Shetland Times, 17 February 2017. [Web]
“Fair Isle singer, songwriter and poet Lise Sinclair has released a new album based on a book by George Mackay Brown [A Time to Keep] and will be touring with her band next month.” The first performance was at St. Magnus Cathedral.
Miller, Maureen. “Vocal Music of Peter Maxwell Davies Based on the Poetry of George Mackay Brown.” D.M. thesis, Florida State University, 1984.