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2014 National Folklore Conference

2014 National Folklore Conference

17 April 2014, 9.15am-5pm
Conference Room, Level 4

Small charge to cover catering costs

No bookings required

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM – National Folklore Conference 2014

The National Folklore Conference will again take place this year on April 17 at the National Library of Australia. Jointly organized by the Australian Folklore Network, the National Library of Australia and the National Folk festival, this popular day is now in its 9th year.

Maldon, 50k
Julie and Dave Gittus

Captain Cook’s Country Dance
Heather Clarke

Table, stage and bar: Three platforms for contemporary oral storytelling
Jo Henwood

Sharing the harvest – Preserving and disseminating folklore through performance, publication and multimedia
David De Santi

Not ALL about revelling – the not-so fun side of the National Folk Festival
Gabrielle Mackey

Losing our folk heritage – another lost story!
Colin Fong

Beware the written word
Dale Dengate

‘We were on the Cornwallis’: Tracing the Provenance of a Folk Tune
Tony Smith

‘Click go the Shears’ and the 1891 shearer’s strike
Mark Gregory

View the full program here


Registrations are now open. Please contact Graham Seal at Registration is essential for catering purposes and also to ensure that you have a seat.

Lunchtime Concert
The conference will again include a lunchtime concert organised by Rob and Olya Willis.
This year’s guests will be: The Provost Brothers ( Bookings Preferred: Book Now