Figgy Duff and Newfoundland culture

Saugeres, Lise (1991) Figgy Duff and Newfoundland culture. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

This work is a study of the artistic use of traditional culture in creating a sense of regional identity. Specifically it will examine the Newfoundland folk revival band, Figgy Duff, as a group of urban musicians, who in the arrangements and performance of Newfoundland traditional songs and tunes, were attempting to express a sense of Newfoundland identity. The members of Figgy Duff decided to translate this traditional music into a different idiom by adapting it to their urban aesthetics. This translation from rural to urban culture will be discussed as a somewhat paradoxical process. It will also be shown that it is in this process of translation that the urban artists create a sense of place rooted in an idealized folk culture.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/5503
Item ID: 5503
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 222-248.
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Folklore
Date: 1991
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Canada--Newfoundland and Labrador
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Figgy Duff (Musical group); Ethnic performing arts--Newfoundland and Labrador; Folk music--Newfoundland and Labrador; Ethnicity--Newfoundland and Labrador

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