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CFP: North Atlantic Fiddle Convention and Symposium 2020

Thursday, February 13, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Alexandra Sanchez

The Irish World Academy at the University of Limerick is delighted to be hosting the North Atlantic Fiddle Convention (NAFCo) 2020 from June 24–28 and associated Symposium on June 23. NAFCo features traditions of fiddle music and dance from countries and communities around the North Atlantic, combining performances, workshops, and sessions, with an academic conference.

This event is a partnership between the University and Limerick City and County Council Arts Office.

The NAFCo 2020 theme is Fiddling and its Frontiers: Transforming Practices and Rethinking Questions.

The organizers invite contributions on current/new musical research into fiddle traditions across the world and welcome presentations on any aspect of current research into fiddle music, dance, and closely associated traditions. They hope to prompt new research into Rural-Urban performance practices; the Virtual and the Real; Performance as Research (these are not meant to limit the possibilities).

Symposium: Traditional Music And Dance Of The Anglo/Celtic World And Its Peripheries

The Conference program will also incorporate a Symposium on the June 23, 2020 focusing on the academic understanding of Anglo/Celtic traditions of music and dance. Dr. Simon McKerrell (Newcastle University) and Dr Simon Keegan-Phipps (Sheffield University) will curate this special topic within the framework of the whole event, in collaboration with the academic program and event planning committees.

The organizers welcome proposals for papers, roundtables, and workshops on the theme of “Traditional Music and Dance of the Anglo/Celtic World and Its Peripheries.” Lacking a satisfactory term (which the conference intends to address at this event), the use of “Anglo/Celtic” is in the broadest and most inclusive sense, including English, Scots, Gaelic, Celtic, and related traditions. Traditions are positioned alongside other forms of music and dance wherever they might occur.

Please submit proposals for both programs of up to 300 words along with a 100-word biography and contact information by email to Colin Quigley at Colin.Quigley@ul.ie.

For more information, visit Events.



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