North Atlantic Fiddle Convention
Wednesday Schedule
Conference

9.30am – Panel 1 – GENDERED FIDDLES

Jasmin McMorran (Independent scholar)

        • “Don’t Keep The Fiddle From Her”: a brief overview of women fiddling and composing in 19th and 20th century Cape Breton

Adèle Commins (Dundalk Institute of Technology)

        • The Boss’s Daughters: Women of the Gardiner Fiddle Tradition

Ellie Níc Fhionnghaile (Dundalk Institute of Technology)

        • Fidléir an Ghaeltacht? – the influence of Gaeltacht fiddle players on Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh’s commercial recordings

 

11.30 am – Panel 2 – NATIONAL MELODIES, GLOBAL HARMONY?

IDENTITY, AGENCY, AND YOUTH CULTURAL PRODUCTION AT ETHNO-WORLD CAMPS

Laura Risk (University of Toronto)

        • Discourses of Personal and National Authenticity at Ethno-World Youth Music Camps

Keegan Manson-Curry (University of Toronto)

        • Sound Mapping and the Production of Place-Based Identities at Ethno-World

Roger Mantie and Pedro Tironi (University of Toronto)

        • Moral Accountability in Cultural Production

 

11.30am – Panel 3 – LEGACIES

Conor Arkins (University College Cork)

        • Taking Flight: Exploring the Life and Music of Bobby Casey.

Jane McMorran (East Tennessee State University)

        • The Musical Legacy of Ron Gonnella, Scottish Fiddler: 1930-1994

Stuart Eydmann (University of Edinburgh)

        • Jock Ritchie of Inverkeithing, Fife: A fiddler and his music in the early folk music revival in Scotland.
Lunchtime Concert

1:00 – 1:45pm

Tadhg Ó Meachair (piano and piano accordion), Joanna Hyde (fiddle and song), and Dave Curley (guitar and song)

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Workshops

3:15pm – 5:15pm

Claire Egan – Phrasing and Variation in Irish Traditional Fiddle

Niopha Keegan – The interpretation of the tune of James Hill – a contemporary approach

Catherine Foley (dance) Dances from the North Kerry Tradition

Launch

5:30pm – 6:00pm

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Keynote
6:00pm – 7:00pm

Professor Sven Ahlbäck

“We hear what we know” - On the power of concepts and how traditional fiddle music in contemporary society can benefit from folk music theory.

 

Concert

8:00pm – 9:00pm

Rhiannon Giddens and The Unthanks

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