National Folk Fellow Presentation 2019: The New Albion Music Project

Concert or Performance

19 Nov 2019

Australia is home to an incredible wealth of eighteenth and nineteenth century musical collections brought here during the early days of colonisation. Initially used in domestic music settings they went on to be integrated into public concert repertoire and music institutions, and are now housed in libraries and museums across the country.

Shane Lestideau, baroque violinist and music researcher, will present her exploration of the National Library of Australia’s early music collections, focusing on music with a connection to Scotland. You’ll learn about the treasures of the Baillie Collection, Tasmania’s convict-fiddler, Australia’s 19th century dance culture and how Robert Burns came to set a love song to a tune written for Captain Cook. Featuring an exceptional line-up of musicians from Evergreen Ensemble, the lecture will be accompanied by musical excerpts from the 2019 fellowship recording, ‘One Hundred Days Away’, which was released through ABC classics in June.

In association with the National Folk Festival

Event Times

19 Nov 2019

Once Only Event

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25 Parkes Place West, National Library of Australia, Parkes, 2600

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