Frances Wilkins


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Personal profile

Research Interests:

Scottish traditional and sacred music, ethnomusicology theory and practice, transatlantic music flow, James Bay fiddle music, Scottish music in Canada, English concertina, Scots and Canadian fiddle traditions, funeralscapes.

Research Keywords:

Scottish music, ethnomusicology, transatlantic music, Canada, Cree, fiddle, concertina, sacred singing, ethics

International Interests:

Scotland, Ireland, Canada, United States, Germany

Teaching Interests:

ethnomusicology, world music, soundscape studies, folklore, Scottish music


PhD in ethnomusicology (University of Aberdeen), 2009. BA in Music Studies (1st Class honours), School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, 2004. 

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Research Output 2010 2018

Nimitaau: Let's Dance: Fiddle-Dancing through Scots and Eeyou Culture

Wilkins, F. A. 10 Jul 2018

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition

Indigenous Peoples

Singing the Gospel along Scotland’s North-East Coast, 1859–2009

Wilkins, F. 29 Jan 2018 London: Routledge. 300 p. (SOAS Musicology Series)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Open Access

Heather Sparling, Reeling Roosters and Dancing Ducks

Wilkins, F. A. 2016 In : International Review of Scottish Studies. 41, p. 122-124 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Open Access

Book Review: Irish and Scottish Encounters with Indigenous People

Wilkins, F. 2015 In : International Review of Scottish Studies. 40

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Open Access
book review
New Zealand

Activities 2011 2018

  • 2 Public Lecture/debate/seminar
  • 1 Conference
  • 1 Editor of research journal / publication series

North Atlantic Fiddle Convention Symposium

Wilkins, F. A. (Speaker)
2018 → …

Activity: Conference

Scots in the Sub-Artic: Musical exchanges among the James Bay Cree

Wilkins, F. A. (Author)
13 Feb 2018

Activity: Public Lecture/debate/seminar

Curator's Talk, Special Collections, University of Aberdeen

Wilkins, F. A. (Author)
5 Sep 2018

Activity: Public Lecture/debate/seminar

The World of Music (Journal)

Wilkins, F. A. (Member of editorial board)

Activity: Editor of research journal / publication series

Press / Media

How to recreate a Viking funeral – minus the human sacrifice

Carlos Roberto Galan-Diaz & Frances Alice Wilkins


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Articles in 'The Conversation'