In this paper I will present some aspects of arranging traditional Norwegian Hardanger fiddle dance tunes for other instruments, as exemplified by my arrangements for the Glima string trio, a folk music group formed of three musicians living in Telemark, who play Hardanger fiddle tunes on our instruments: Hardanger fiddle, viola and cello. For the past fourteen years we have been working with this music and giving concerts in the local community as well as elsewhere in Norway and abroad. This has raised such questions as: will the tunes, when arranged for our trio, still be understood to be the same music as the original Hardanger fiddle pieces? What parameters will they be judged on? What are the requisites for them to be accepted as traditional dance music?
|Title of host publication||Ón gCos go Cluas|
|Subtitle of host publication||From Dancing to Listening|
|Editors||Liz Doherty, Fintan Vallely|
|Publisher||Aberdeen University Press|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|
|Event||North Atlantic Fiddle Convention Conference - Northern Ireland, Derry/Londonderry, United Kingdom|
Duration: 27 Jun 2012 → 1 Jul 2012
|Name||Fiddle and Dance Studies from around the North Atlantic 5|
|Conference||North Atlantic Fiddle Convention Conference|
|Period||27/06/12 → 1/07/12|
Knudsen, R. (2019). Arranging traditional Norwegian Hardanger fiddle tunes. In L. Doherty, & F. Vallely (Eds.), Ón gCos go Cluas: From Dancing to Listening (pp. 154-159). (Fiddle and Dance Studies from around the North Atlantic 5). Aberdeen University Press.