Fiddlers, dancing, art and utility: what isn’t traditional?

Neil V. Rosenberg

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My thinking on the topic of the intersection of fiddle music and dance is shaped by ideas about art and utility which for me also affects how I view ‘tradition’. In discussing these terms I speak mainly from the perspective of my research in Canada’s Maritime Provinces, particularly New Brunswick. Since I believe that ethnographic scholarship, built on the principle of participant observation, rests upon a foundation of self-knowledge, I open each
section with personal history. I begin with fiddlers.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationÓn gCos go Cluas
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Dancing to Listening
EditorsLiz Doherty, Fintan Vallely
PublisherAberdeen University Press
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)978-1-85752-073-6
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Publication series

NameFiddle and Dance Studies from around the North Atlantic 5


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