Fiddlers, dancing, art and utility: what isn’t traditional?

Neil V. Rosenberg

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Abstract

My thinking on the topic of the intersection of fiddle music and dance is shaped by ideas about art and utility which for me also affects how I view ‘tradition’. In discussing these terms I speak mainly from the perspective of my research in Canada’s Maritime Provinces, particularly New Brunswick. Since I believe that ethnographic scholarship, built on the principle of participant observation, rests upon a foundation of self-knowledge, I open each
section with personal history. I begin with fiddlers.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationÓn gCos go Cluas
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Dancing to Listening
EditorsLiz Doherty, Fintan Vallely
PublisherAberdeen University Press
Chapter1
Pages1-13
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)978-1-85752-073-6
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Publication series

NameFiddle and Dance Studies from around the North Atlantic 5

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    Rosenberg, N. V. (2019). Fiddlers, dancing, art and utility: what isn’t traditional? In L. Doherty, & F. Vallely (Eds.), Ón gCos go Cluas: From Dancing to Listening (pp. 1-13). (Fiddle and Dance Studies from around the North Atlantic 5). Aberdeen University Press.