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Scordatura in the Irish Traditional Fiddle Music of Longford and South Leitrim

Ward, Conor (2013) Scordatura in the Irish Traditional Fiddle Music of Longford and South Leitrim. The Musicology Review, 8. pp. 109-129. ISSN 1649-6108

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Abstract

Scordatura, a system of tuning a stringed instrument, is not often considered in the study of Irish traditional music. In this article, I explore evidence of the use of scordatura amongst fiddlers in a local tradition in the area of Longford and South Leitrim. In particular I draw upon the music collection of Fr. John Quinn and my own experience as a fiddle player who has learned to play in this tradition and place.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Irish traditional music; Scordatura; Cross-tuning.
Subjects: Arts and Humanities > Music
Research Centres: Centre for Music Research
Depositing User: David Kearney
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2014 17:30
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2014 16:10
URI: http://eprints.dkit.ie/id/eprint/384

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