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NAFCO Festival : Day 1

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North Atlantic Fiddle Convention 2021 virtual event

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The Irish World Academy is delighted to announce that the North Atlantic Fiddle Convention 2021 will be happening as a virtual event, to be held 23rd to 27th June from the University of Limerick. 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 Culture and Arts Office and will feature performances of music and dance from Ireland, including local Limerick performers, as well as from North America and Scandinavia.

The Day 1 Time Table:

Conference (10am – 1pm)

Lunchtime Concert (1.1.45pm)

Workshops (3.15-5.15pm)

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) : Step Dances from the North Kerry Tradition

Launch (5.30-6pm)

Keynote (6pm-7pm)

Prof. 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 (8pm-9pm)

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