Driving the Bow

Ian Russell, Mary Anne Alburger

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Abstract

Driving the Bow is the direct result of the 2006 North Atlantic Fiddle Convention: Connecting Cultures. The cultures connected were not simply those of nationality, ethnicity, or community, but also those of academia and fiddle and dance performance. The book provides an important contribution to the study of the role of fiddle and associated dance traditions at the beginning of the twenty-first century and celebrates the contribution of performer-scholars to our understanding of the subject’s complexities. The selected essays cover a range of themes, from cultural politics and authenticity to the aesthetics of fiddle music and dance, from the performer’s creativity to the contesting forces of continuity and change. Rhythm is acknowledged as the defining feature of different fiddle styles, such that bowing is not merely about sounding the notes correctly, but rather it articulates the essential meaning of the music.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAberdeen, United Kingdom
PublisherUniversity of Aberdeen, Elphinstone Institute
Number of pages226
ISBN (Print)0954568257
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Publication series

NameElphinstone Institute Occasional Publication
PublisherUniversity of Aberdeen, Elphinstone Institute
No.2

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Fiddle
Bow
Dance
Music
Performer
Authenticity
Aesthetics
Ethnic Groups
Nationality
Creativity
North Atlantic
Continuity
Rhythm
Cultural Politics

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Russell, I., & Alburger, M. A. (2008). Driving the Bow. (Elphinstone Institute Occasional Publication; No. 2). Aberdeen, United Kingdom: University of Aberdeen, Elphinstone Institute.

Driving the Bow. / Russell, Ian; Alburger, Mary Anne.

Aberdeen, United Kingdom : University of Aberdeen, Elphinstone Institute, 2008. 226 p. (Elphinstone Institute Occasional Publication; No. 2).

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Russell, I & Alburger, MA 2008, Driving the Bow. Elphinstone Institute Occasional Publication, no. 2, University of Aberdeen, Elphinstone Institute, Aberdeen, United Kingdom.
Russell I, Alburger MA. Driving the Bow. Aberdeen, United Kingdom: University of Aberdeen, Elphinstone Institute, 2008. 226 p. (Elphinstone Institute Occasional Publication; 2).
Russell, Ian ; Alburger, Mary Anne. / Driving the Bow. Aberdeen, United Kingdom : University of Aberdeen, Elphinstone Institute, 2008. 226 p. (Elphinstone Institute Occasional Publication; 2).
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