Pat Kane

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This is an article about the Scottish musician. For the American ice hockey player, see Patrick Kane

Patrick Mark "Pat" Kane (born 10 March 1964, Glasgow) is a Scottish musician, and half of the pop duo Hue and Cry with his younger brother Greg.[1][2]

Kane is a writer on political and cultural topics, and was an activist for Scottish self-government in the 1980s and 1990s. He helped found the organization Artists for an Independent Scotland.[1] In 1990 he was elected Rector of the University of Glasgow for three years (defeating veteran Labour MP Tony Benn).[1] He had graduated from the school in 1985, earning an MA in English.[2]

Whilst Rector at Glasgow, Kane had a column at the Glasgow University Guardian which was then edited by Iain Martin. Kane's copy was the subject of two notorious edits – a reference to the scholar Raymond Williams was altered to Kenneth Williams, and the sociologist Alvin Toffler to Alvin Stardust.[3]

During the 1990s he began working as an arts journalist,[1] presenting several live discussion shows for Channel 4 and BBC2, and came third with BBC Radio Scotland series, Kane Over America for a Sony Award, in a category won by Allan Little. In 1999, Kane was one of the founding editors of the Sunday Herald newspaper. He occasionally writes for The Guardian.[4] He is a regular columnist for sister paper to the Sunday Herald, The National.


  1. ^ a b c d Larkin, Colin (1997) The Virgin Encyclopedia of Eighties Music, Virgin Books, ISBN 0-7535-0159-7, p. 236-7
  2. ^ a b "Biography of Pat Kane", University of Glasgow. Retrieved 31 May 2010.
  3. ^ "Edward Snowden, Winnie Mandela, Ross Kemp: all the greats have been Rector of Glasgow University". News – Telegraph Blogs. 
  4. ^ "Pat Kane", The Guardian. Retrieved 30 May 2010.
Academic offices
Preceded by
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela
Rector of the University of Glasgow
Succeeded by
Johnny Ball

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