The North Atlantic Fiddle Convention (NAFCo) is an international festival and academic conference celebrating the many styles of fiddle playing and associated dance traditions that exist around the North Atlantic – the largest event of its kind in the UK!
As a travelling event, NAFCo has been a meeting place for artists, academics and audiences to celebrate different cultures, as well as innovation in tradition.
Having previously taken place in Aberdeen, Derry/Donegal and Nova Scotia and Newfoundland, it sees audiences, musicians and dancers travelling from around the world!
From 11-15 July 2018, NAFCo will return to Aberdeen and the North East, with a packed programme of more than 150 events, including interactive workshops, concerts, interviews, talks, academic papers, film screenings, exhibits, busking, and live-music sessions, featuring over 60 artists representing a variety of fiddle traditions from Scotland, Ireland, England, Wales, Scandinavia, Spain, Canada, USA and beyond.
NAFCo visitors can enjoy a concert at one of Aberdeen’s flagship venues, an intimate showcase by candlelight, or kick up their heels at a village ceilidh or the family-friendly Festival club – there is truly something for everyone.
Venues: various venues around Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire
Some of them: The Lemon Tree – Festival Hub & Festival Club; His Majesty’s Theatre, Woodend Barn, Haddo House, St Margaret’s Braemar, Dalrymple Hall, Garlogie Village Hall, Glenbuchat Hall.
North Atlantic Fiddle Convention 2018
University of Aberdeen
Tel: +44 (0) 1224 272996
Email: [email protected]
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