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North Atlantic Fiddle Convention Online Workshop on Memory
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6/9/2016 at 7:59:31 PM GMT
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North Atlantic Fiddle Convention Online Workshop on Memory

On Thursday, 9 June, the Elphinstone Institute at the University of Aberdeen will host a free online North Atlantic Fiddle Convention (NAFCo) event for artists, scholars, researchers, teachers, and practitioners with an interest in fiddle and dance studies.

The event will take place from 2pm-5:15pm (British Summer Time - i.e. 5 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time). To stream the event, go to


Session 1 - Keynote Address: David C. Rubin, Juanita M. Kreps Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA, 'The Role of Memory in Oral Traditions'

Session 2 - In the Hot Seat: Presentations on 'Memory' by Byron Dueck, Jo Miller, and Colin Quigley, with responses by David Rubin.

Workshop Participants:

David Rubin - Duke University, NC (Keynote)
Heather Sparling - Cape Breton University & Co-Investigator

Byron Dueck - Open University

Colin Quigley - Limerick University

Jo Miller - Sheffield University & Riverside Project

Simon McKerrell - Newcastle University & practitioner

Catriona Macdonald - Newcastle University & practitioner

Josh Dickson - Royal Conservatoire of Scotland & practitioner

Will Lamb - Edinburgh University & practitioner

Mats Melin - Limerick University & practitioner

Troy MacGillivray - Limerick University & practitioner

Anne Lederman - York University, Toronto & practitioner

Mats Nilsson - Gothenburg University & practitioner

Kenny Hadden - Scottish Culture & Traditions Association (SC&T) & practitioner

Sandy Tweddle - SC&T & practitioner

Senga MacDonald - SC&T & practitioner

Gaila Kirdiene - Lithuanian Academy of Music & practitioner

David Francis - Aberdeen University & Traditional Music Forum & practitioner

Hallie Blejewski - Wesleyan University

Evelyn Osborne - Hong Kong Suzuki Institute & practitioner

Naomi Rowland - Sheffield University & practitioner

Pat Ballantyne - Elphinstone Institute, University of Aberdeen & practitioner

Ronnie Gibson - Elphinstone Institute, Aberdeen University & practitioner

Tom McKean - Elphinstone Institute, University of Aberdeen

Ian Russell - Elphinstone Institute, University of Aberdeen & Principal Investigator

The next NAFCo will be in Aberdeen 11-15 July 2018.


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