North Atlantic Fiddle Convention 2021
Friday Schedule


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9.30am – Panel 7 – GLOBALISATIONS

Rosa Pampillo (Aveiro Univeristy, Portugal)

        • Rethinking the Galician Fiddle: from Galicia to the Planet

Luis Moretto (King’s College)

        • Kriolu contradance fiddle playing in a Cape Verdean diasporic community

Alexandra Ustyugova (Moscow P. Jurgenson Music School)

        •  Features design of the medieval fiddles from North-West of Russia


11.30am – Panel 8 – CROSS CULTURAL / CROSS GENRE

Paul Clesham (University College Cork)

        • Exploring Cross-Cultural Creativity in Musical Arrangement: A Case Study of Violinists Lucia MacPartlin and Maria Ryan

Carrie Erving (Irish World Academy at UL)

        • On Creating a ‘Hybrid’ Sound: Multi-genre Music in the Irish Traditional Music Space

Colm Kelly (Irish World Academy at UL)

        • Etymology for Musicians: An autoethnographic analysis of a Jazz Guitarist learning Folk Fiddle



Adrian Scahill (Maynooth University)

        • ‘Damned traditional’ fiddlers, string bands, and orchestras: fiddlers as dance musicians during the Gaelic Revival (c1900–1927)

Anne Lederman (Independent scholar)

        • “There’s no room to breathe in that music”: Popular Tunes Transformed by the Indigenous Aesthetic

Chelsey Zimmerman (Irish World Academy at UL)

        • Fiddling on the Vaudeville Stage: Irish Traditional Music and American Popular Entertainment in the 19th and 20th Centuries


Lunchtime Concert

1:00 – 1:45pm

Aisling Lyons (harp and concertina), Alan Reid (banjo and bouzouki), Niall Keegan (flute) and Sandra Joyce (song).

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3:15 – 5:15pm

Bríd Harper – Tunes and Chat with Bríd Harper

Sophie Lavoie – Québec Session Tunes and Style

Karen Tansey (dance)

In Conversation with…

5:30 – 6:30pm

Paddy Glackin and Dónal Lunny talk with Carl Corcoran about their lives in music.

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8:00pm – 9:00pm

Gala Fiddle Night across the Atlantic featuring Portage, Sophie Lavoie, Troy McGillivray, Paddy Glackin and Dónal Lunny.

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