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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 Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications:

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

Music and Society in Cork, 1700-1900

Wilkins, F., 31 Mar 2020, In : Notes: The Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association. 76, 3, p. 443-446 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Sound, Movement, and Emotion: An Historically-Informed Performance at a Viking Burial Site

McLeod, S., Wilkins, F. & Galan-Diaz, C., Nov 2019, In : Northern Scotland. 10, 2, p. 121-131 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Understanding Scotland Musically: Folk, Tradition and Policy

    Wilkins, F. A., Dec 2019, In : Folk Music Journal. 11, 5, p. 118-120 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

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

    Wilkins, F. A. & Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute, 10 Jul 2018

    Research output: Non-textual formExhibition

  • 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

  • Activities

    • 4 Magazine/Newspaper/Online Forum or Blog
    • 2 Public Lecture/debate/seminar
    • 1 Attending/organising a Conference
    • 1 Editor of research journal / publication series

    North Atlantic Fiddle Convention Symposium 2018

    Frances Wilkins (Speaker)

    2018 → …

    Activity: Attending or organising an eventAttending/organising a Conference

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

    Frances Wilkins (Author)

    13 Feb 2018

    Activity: Talk, presentation, public lecture, public engagement, outreach and knowledge exchangePublic Lecture/debate/seminar

    Curator's Talk, Special Collections, University of Aberdeen

    Frances Wilkins (Author)

    5 Sep 2018

    Activity: Talk, presentation, public lecture, public engagement, outreach and knowledge exchangePublic Lecture/debate/seminar

    Button Boxes & Moothies Festival

    Frances Wilkins (Speaker)

    6 Nov 20158 Nov 2015

    Activity: Talk, presentation, public lecture, public engagement, outreach and knowledge exchangeMagazine/Newspaper/Online Forum or Blog

    Dr Frances Wilkins, Ethnomusicologist: Celebrating the Music of the People

    Frances Wilkins (Speaker)

    2011 → …

    Activity: Talk, presentation, public lecture, public engagement, outreach and knowledge exchangeMagazine/Newspaper/Online Forum or Blog

    Press / Media

    How to recreate a Viking funeral – minus the human sacrifice

    Carlos Roberto Galan-Diaz & Frances Wilkins

    20/03/15

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Articles in 'The Conversation'

    Prizes

    Funeralscapes

    Wilkins, Frances (Recipient), 2014

    Prize: Awards, Distinctions, Medals, and Prizes