North Atlantic Fiddle Convention

Following the great success of the North Atlantic Fiddle Convention in 2001 and 2006 in Aberdeen, and 2008 in St. John’s Newfoundland, the Elphinstone Institute in Aberdeen will again be celebrating the excellence of traditional fiddlers, fiddle music and dance from countries around the North Atlantic (14-18 July in 2010). Focusing on the theme of ‘Roots and Routes’, the North Atlantic Fiddle Convention is about cultural exchange, learning opportunities, future international links, and the celebration of artistic excellence and diversity. Through the format of concerts, ceilidhs, workshops, academic conference, and informal sessions, the Convention will highlight the way the fiddle, fiddle music, and associated dance styles transcend boundaries of all kinds – geographical, political, and cultural – creating new traditions and fresh musical insights.