A story from the nineteenth century tells about a Hardanger fiddle player who was on the way home after visiting a fellow fiddler on the other side of the mountain, when he suddenly realised that he had forgotten one of the tunes he had learned; in the middle of the mountains, he decided to walk back some fifty kilometres in order to learn and memorise it again. This was more than a century and a half ago, a situation so paradigmatically different to what prevails today as regards mobility and communication: now there is no need to walk at all, and a great variety of tunes and styles is available instantly.
|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||8|
|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|
Kolltveit, G. (2019). New directions in contemporary fiddle playing in Norway. In L. Doherty, & F. Vallely (Eds.), Ón gCos go Cluas: From Dancing to Listening (pp. 160-167). (Fiddle and Dance Studies from around the North Atlantic 5). Aberdeen University Press.