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Images, Voices, and Reflections on Cape Breton Step Dance Style. Canadian Folk Music. Summer 2015. Vol 49 2/3. Canada. Published 2017.

‘One with the Music: Cape Breton Step Dancing Tradition and Transmission’. Sydney: Cape Breton University Press, Canada. 2015.

‘Step Dancing in Cape Breton and Scotland: Contrasting Contexts and Creative Processes’, MUSICultures. Special Issue: Atlantic Roots and Routes, eds. Heather Sparling, Kati Szego, and Frances Wilkinson, 40(1). 2013.

Ní Bhriain, O. and M. Melin, Eds. (2013). Introduction. Dance Research Forum Ireland’s 4th International Conference: Connecting Communities through Dance. Foyle Arts Building, Magee Campus, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland. 27 June -1 July, 2012. Limerick, Dance Research Forum Ireland.

‘Visual Learning in the 21st Century: Cape Breton Step Dance on the Small Screen and as a Learning Tool in the Dance Class’, Canadian Folk Music, 46(4), 1-6. 2013.

Gendered Movements in Cape Breton step dancing, in Proceedings 26th Symposium 2010, Trest, ICTM Study Group on Ethnochoreology. 2012.

Local, global, and diasporic interaction in the Cape Breton dance tradition, Fiddle and Dance Studies from around the North Atlantic 4, Elphinstone Institute, Edited by Ian Russell and Chris Goertzen. 2012.

Entries relating to Scottish and Cape Breton dance in Vallely, F., Companion to Irish Traditional Music, 2nd edition, Cork University Press. 2011.

‘Putting the dirt back in’ an investigation of step dancing in Scotland’ Crossing Over, Fiddle and Dance Studies from around the North Atlantic 3, Elphinstone Institute, Edited by Ian Russell and Anna Kearney Guigné. 2010.

Dancing the Music & Musicking the Dance’ – Communication between dancer and musician in Cape Breton Island’. Proceedings Dance Research Forum Ireland’s 2nd International Conference, IT Tralee, Tralee. Edited by C Foley and S Phelan. 2009.

Scottish Dance at the Xroads. Proceedings Dance Research Forum Ireland’s 1st International Conference, University of Limerick. Edited by C Foley. 2007.

United Kingdom Alliance Scottish Step-Dance Exam Syllabus. Prepared by Mats Melin, Deryck and Gareth Mitchelson (scottishstep.com (now defunct)), Monifieth, Scotland. 2003.

Perthshire Dances, Educational Dance Instructions and Lesson plans for the 7-14 Curriculum in Scottish schools. Dance pack including a specially recorded CD. Published by The Scottish Traditions of Dance Trust. 2003.

Tak Yer Places. A photographic record of dance and music in Angus over the past 200 years. The Scottish Traditions of Dance Trust. 2001.

Angus Dances, Educational Dance Instructions and Lesson plans for the 7-14 Curriculum in Scottish schools. Dance pack including a specially recorded CD with Ian Cruickshanks Band. Published by The Scottish Traditions of Dance Trust. 1999.

Notes on the Scotch Reel. Kennedy, Wilma, & Melin, Mats. (1998). In Yorkshire Dales Workshop (Ed.), Puirt a Beul – Gaelic Mouth Music for Dancing / Notes on the Scotch Reel. Ilkley: Yorkshire Dales Workshop.

A Sutherland Dance, Highland Council. Authored, designed, and produced this publication containing 27 dances primarily in the Sutherland dance fashion as part of the Traditional Dance Artist for Sutherland project. (64 pages). Produced a 22-minute Step-Dancing video together with fiddler Karen Steven for the Sutherland dance classes as part of the Traditional Dance Artist for Sutherland project. 1997.

Hebridean dances – Dannsa nan Eileanach,  Acair (Stornoway) bi-lingual English/Gaelic book – prepared and transcribed in 1992 on behalf of Comhlan Dannsa Eileanach. (120 pages).

To See Ourselves as Others See Us. In Scotland Dances: Scottish Arts Council’s Conference on the Diversity of the Scottish Traditions of Dance, Stirling, 1995.

Hebridean Dancing. In Scotland Dance’s Scottish Arts Council’s Conference on the Diversity of the Scottish Traditions of Dance, Stirling. 1995.

Dancing in Shetland, Shetland Arts Trust.  Teaching booklet and cassette co-authored with Maria Leask. (24 pages). 1995.