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International Pipe and Tabor Festival
Gloucester, June 2000


Gloucester International Pipe and Tabor Symposium

Friday 9th June 2000	
Location: Blackfriars Priory, Gloucester, UK

We are currently seeking submissions for the Gloucester International Pipe
& Tabor Symposium to be held on the Friday 9th June.

The Symposium forms the centre piece to the International Pipe and Tabor
Festival which runs from 7th - 11th June.  The festival will include
performances, workshops, masterclasses, a tour and exhibition of important
English pipes, and also an exhibition (market) of current instrument

Submissions should seek to inform, illustrate or advance knowledge of the
pipe and tabor, its history, origins, current situation, and future.

All forms of the Pipe and Tabor are of interest, around the world:-
Whittle & Dub, Galoubet et Tambourin, Flauta y Tambor, Eenhandsfluit en
Trom, Chiflo y Salterio, Gaita y Tamboril Flutet, Txistu, etc.
The symposium language will be English, translation from other languages
may be available.  Submissions should include a summary in English.

Submissions are sought in the following categories:-

Research papers - New findings, original work.
Commentary - Observations on the development or spread of the Pipe & 
Demonstrations - Practical illustrations of new findings or understandings. 
State of the Pipe - Demonstrations of new Pipe & Tabor developments. 
Forum - Short papers to inspire debate. 
Poster presentations - any aspect of the Pipe & Tabor.

We would encourage speakers to illustrate their submissions with

We can organise a temporary exhibition at Gloucester Museum to house any
artefacts that you wish to bring for demonstration.

Deadline for submissions: May 1st 2000
It is intended that the papers will be published by The Taborers Society
later in the year.

Submissions should be sent to:-

Ken Hamilton
Department of Archaeological Sciences
University of Bradford
Bradford BD7 1DP
West Yorkshire
Tel. (44) (0) 1274 235906 (Day) (44) (0) 1535 611234 (Evenings) 
Fax: (44) (0) 1274 235190