North Atlantic Fiddle Convention
Thursday Schedule

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Mick Brown (Independent scholar)

        • Traditional Music of Southwest Donegal: Context, Provenance and Continuity

Rosa Michaelson (University of St. Andrews)

        • Kerr’s Merry Melodies: change and continuity in industrial Glasgow

Dr Patricia Ballantyne (Independent scholar), Dr Mats Melin (Irish World Academy at UL)

        • Seann Triubhas or Shean Trews: Popular Scottish dance culture and its relationship with Scottish Gaelic culture and language.


11.30am – Panel 5 – PRACTICE AS RESEARCH

Marta Cook (Independent scholar)

        • Jenny Picking Cockles: Performance-Based Research on the Irish Harp

Gaila Kirdienė (Vytautas Magnus University)

        •  Traditional Fiddling Practice as Research: the Lithuanian Approach

Claire Egan (Irish World Academy at UL)

        • The Art of Musical Gesture: A case study in the collaborative interactions between and Irish traditional fiddle player and an Irish traditional dancer


11.30am – Panel 6 – REGIONS

Sophie Lavoie (Independent scholar)

      • Fiddlers of Saguenay (Quebec): The Art of Finding Originality on Common Ground

Bridget O’Connell (Waterford Institute of Technology)

      • Fiddle Style Versus Fiddle Sound: Observing Newfoundland Fiddle Playing in the 21st Century.

Karin L. Eriksson (Linnaeus University, Sweden)

      • Aural/Oral transmission – prerequisite for defining “folk music”?
Lunchtime Concert

1:00 – 1:45

Tara Breen (fiddle), Derek Hickey (button accordion), Róisín Ní Ghallóglaigh (song) and Ciara Callanan-Ryan (dance and harp/whistle).

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3:15 – 5:15pm

Laura Risk – Fiddling from Quebec and the Gaspé – Advanced

Sven Ahlbeck – Swedish Fiddle

Ann Ledermann – Mountain Fiddle Tunings – advanced

Ranóg Townsend (dance) – Introduction to Sean Nós Dancing

In Conversation with…

5:30 – 6:30pm

John Carty and Claire Egan will be interview by Niall Keegan about traditional Irish Music in London and the influence of Ciare fiddler Brendan Mulkere.

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8:00pm – 9:00pm

In Memory of Brendan Mulkere with John Carty, Matt Griffin and Claire and Sinead Egan.

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