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Call for Papers & Participants The English Fiddle Symposium
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4/30/2015 to 5/1/2015
When: 4/30/2015
Where: International Centre for Music Studies, Newcastle University
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU
United Kingdom
Contact: Eliza Carthy and Catriona Macdonald

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The first English Fiddle Symposium, organised by Newcastle University in partnership with Sage Gateshead, is designed as a sister event to the Folkworks Fiddles on Fire festival at Sage Gateshead, to run 2 to 3 May 2015.

The aim of the English Fiddle Symposium is to bring together a wide range of expertise, thinking and practice, to discover the "state of the nation" for the fiddle in traditional English music. The symposium offers the opportunity to discuss and document the current shared aesthetics of performance practice, and to provide a forum for the further dialogue about regional styles, repertoire, belonging and mediation of traditional English music. In so doing participants will share understandings about the fiddle tradition in the English context, in terms of the transmission, educational utility and digitalization of English folk music, the place of song accompaniment in shaping the new tradition and ultimately, to create a useful resource focused upon the fiddle in English traditional music.

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