North Atlantic Fiddle Convention (NAFCo) 2010

North Atlantic Fiddle Convention (NAFCo) 2010

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Concerts, ceilidhs, workshops, sessions, busking trails, and an international conference.

NAFCo 2010: North Atlantic Fiddle Convention

Roots and Routes

Download the full NAFCo 2010 programme.

The UK's premier international festival of fiddle traditions.

From 14-18 July 2010, NAFCo returns to Aberdeen, celebrating the excellence of traditional fiddlers, fiddle music, dance and related academic research from countries around the North Atlantic.

NAFCo will showcase more than 40 world-class traditional musicians and dance artists from more than 12 countries around the North Atlantic, each with their own dynamic fiddle and dance traditions.  With over 150 events in Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire to choose from - including workshops, sessions, concerts, ceilidhs, dances, as well as an academic conference - NAFCo will have something for everyone.

Through the unique format of a festival alongside an academic conference, NAFCo highlights the way the fiddle, its music, and associated dance styles transcend boundaries of all kinds - geographical, political, and cultural - creating new traditions and fresh musical insights. 

Hosted by
Elphinstone Institute
Aberdeen City