Musica Scotica 2017: 800 years of Scottish Music
Musica Scotica's Twelfth Annual Conference
Saturday 22 April 2017
Stirling, FK8 1DE
Call for Papers for the 2017 Conference
Since 2005, the Musica Scotica Trust has conducted an annual conference during the last weekend of April each year. The 2017 conference will be held at the The Tolbooth, Stirling on Saturday, April 22, 2017
Papers for the 2017 conference, 20 minutes in length, are invited on any aspect of Scottish music. Topics presented in previous years have included chant, Gaelic song, fiddle and bagpipe music, manuscript sources, music publishing, the Scottish diaspora, opera performance, cultural organisations, music education, sectarianism, George Thomson and Haydn, Marjory Kennedy-Fraser, Learmont Drysdale, Hamish MacCunn, James MacMillan and Sally Beamish.
Please submit an abstract (250 words) as a Word document or rtf file by Wednesday, 30th November 2016 to firstname.lastname@example.org You will be notified by December 2016 if your abstract has been accepted.
A poster session may be included; delegates are invited to indicate whether they would be interested in availing themselves of this opportunity. Publication of proceedings: Musica Scotica will publish papers from this conference along with a selection of papers from previous conferences.
The conference fee is £45 for the day (students £30).
The Registration Form for the 2017 conference (PDF version) is available here.
The Registration Form for the 2017 conference (Word version) is available here.
The Programme (final version) for the 2017 conference (PDF version) is available here.
The Brochure (with abstracts etc) for the 2017 conference (PDF version) is available here.
The Brochure (with abstracts etc) for the 2017 conference (Word XML Document version) is available here.
The Tolbooth has a laptop available but there is a hire charge. So if possible, speakers should bring their laptops. Professor Hair will bring his laptop, which others may use. It's a Linux machine, but most of the common PC programs seem to work on it. Any Mac users will need to bring their own dongle to connect to the projector. Professor McGregor will also bring his Mac. Audio files are best embedded, but if just bringing a data stick it would be wise to include a folder with the audio files on the stick. The audio connection to the projector is via VGA, but there is a VGA to HDMI adaptor. Any other questions: call Rab Buchanan on 01786 274015.
Accommodation is available in the neighbourhood of The Tolbooth. Details here, along with information about getting to the TolboothMusica Scotica is a charity registered in Scotland, No SC031930.