Welcome to NAFCo 2006

Following the great success of the first North Atlantic Fiddle Convention in 2001, the Elphinstone Institute will again be celebrating the excellence of traditional fiddlers, fiddle music and dance from countries around the North Atlantic. Focussing on the theme of Connecting Cultures, the North Atlantic Fiddle Convention is about cultural exchange, learning opportunities, future international links, and the celebration of artistic excellence and diversity.

 Through our unique 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.

NAFCo 2006 will showcase some of the greatest traditional artists from countries around the North Atlantic, each representing unique and dynamic fiddle and dance traditions. 

Connect with fiddle traditions from Canada, Denmark, England, Ireland, Lithuania, Norway, Scotland, Sweden, USA and Wales.

Join us from 26-30 July 2006, and enjoy the cultural experience of a lifetime!
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