North Atlantic Fiddle Convention
Saturday Schedule

9.30am – Panel 10 – SCOTTISH TRADITIONS

Daithí Kearney (Dundalk Institute of Technology)

        •  My Brigadoon Moment: Distinguishing Between Heritage and Tradition in Fochabers

Dir: Xian Wei Desmond Ooi and Daithí Kearney (Dundalk Institute of Technology)

        •  Film: Finding Fochabers

Gregory Hansen (Arkansas State University)

        •  Fiddling Around with Tradition in Folklore and Heritage Studies



Anthony Cahill (Irish World Academy at UL)

        • ‘Connection with the song’: examining the representation of sean-nós singing style in a traditional fiddle player’s adaptation of Port na bPucaí

Jean Duval, (Independent scholar)

        •  The Irish influence on traditional fiddle music in Quebec

Dr Seán Doherty, Dublin City University

        • Melodic Structures in Irish Traditional Dance Tunes


11.30am – Panel 12 – MUSICAL EXPERIENCE

Cormac Byrne (Irish World Academy at UL)

        • Remote collaboration in the time of COVID: exploring traditional Irish fiddle and bodhrán composition

Claire Watts (Irish World Academy at UL)

        •  Covid Concerts – The Changing Nature of Performance Practice

Olivia Barry (Irish World Academy at UL)

        • Turning to the Nature of the Lived Experience: Exploring the Intersections Between Phenomenological and Arts Practice Research Methodologies


Christina Smith (Dance Music of Newfoundland and Labrador – Advanced)

Siobhan Peoples

Ian Mac Farland

Erynn Marshall Mountain Fiddle Tunings (intermediate)

Sarah Fennell (dance)

In Conversation with...

4:30 – 5:30pm

Frankie Gavin Talks to Sandra Joyce about his life in music.

Watch here.


8:00pm – 9:00pm

Frankie Gavin and The Provenance.

Watch here.