2018 Lectures

The lectures will have a length of 45 minutes, with some time afterwards reserved for questions & answers. (Note that several of the lectures will run in parallel, so you need to decide which one you’ll listen to…)

Saturday, 3 Nov, 9.00 – 9.50: Estonian Folk Music Instruments
Kaisa Nõges will guide us through the plethora of traditional instruments used then and now in the music of Estonia: The hiiu kannel (talharpa), kannel, parmupill, sarvepill, torupill, viiul, lõõtspill. We wil look at the photos and listen to some recordings.

Saturday, 3 Nov, 9.00 – 9.50: Music Theory in Practice
Anouk Platenkamp:
Did you know that music theory can actually be fun? It is when it helps you better understand the music that you are playing! Anouk will take students over scales, arpeggios and intervals and show students how these concept can benefit their playing. Students are encouraged to bring pieces they are working on, to analyse these in the workshop to better understand them.

Saturday, 3 November, 11.40 – 12.30: Ritual, Music and Magic in the Nordic Lands
Corwen Broch
will give a cross-cultural look at medieval ritual/magical music traditions in the Nordic countries, with a focus on how aspects of Finnish and Sami traditions might shed light on Norse ones.

Sunday, 4 November, 9.00 – 9.50: History of the Harp in the North
Josef Berger, who started the very first Nordic Harp Meeting in Lund 2008, will tell you all you never wanted to know about the historical evidence of harps and harp music in the Nordic countries. The lecture will be accompanied by lots of pictures and photos.

Sunday, 4 November, 10.00 – 10.50: History of the Dance Polska
Magnus Gustafsson is the latest folk music professor in Sweden after his dissertation on the subject of the history of the Swedish folk dance Polska. With a focus on old fiddler’s music books and notations, he will guide us through the bewildering and fascinating history behind the most common Swedish folk dance type.


UPDATE: You are welcome to download the official programme booklet which includes the most important information about all contributing musicians and lecturers.

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