Sophia Boyd’s fascinating PhD, Singing bodies: Cultural geographies of song and health in Glasgow is available to read online.

The research looks at the embodied practice of collective singing in Glasgow, encompassing breathing bodies, singing collectives, sites of song, and a musical city.

This work explores the establishment of a singing-for-breathing group attended by people living with chronic respiratory illness in Glasgow’s East End. It charts the journey of the group through interviews with its members, reflexive creative workshops, and an autoethnographic narration of sessions.