University of Aberdeen May Festival
The Fiddle at Sea: Exploring the Musical Traditions of Northern Sailors
Linklater Rooms, University of Aberdeen
Combining live and recorded music, photography, film and anecdotes, ‘The Fiddle at Sea’ is an audio-visual exploration. Frances Wilkins, lecturer in Ethnomusicology at the Elphinstone Institute, will give a compelling account of the importance of music among Scottish sailors, and the impact of this music on those who came into contact with it.