Companion to Irish Traditional Music
The ultimate reference for all players, devotees and students of Irish Traditional Music. It is an indispensable reference guide to Ireland’s universally-recognised Traditional music, song and dance.
OUT OF PRINT, NEW EDITION 3 IN autumn 2020
Crosbhealach an Cheoil – The Crossroads Conference 2003: Traditional Music and Education
The thirty-four essays in this volume are a cogent contribution to Irish Studies knowledge, and are of particular relevance to education, State agencies and the media. They should add too to the confidence of those involved in performance and promotion, for they show Traditional music internationally as alive and engaged – a challenging, satisfying contemporary music of the twenty-first century.
Crosbhealach 2003 Conference Programme
This was held at the Magee campus of University of Ulster, Derry City, Northern Ireland on 25–27 April, 2003. It was hosted by UU’s Irish Studies section, The Academy for Irish Cultural Heritages and it dealt with the assessment and provision of Traditional music education at all levels from the practical to the academic, throughout the island of Ireland and abroad.
Sing Up! Comic Songs and Satires of Modern Ireland
A collection of comic and satirical lyrics that comment on some of the inconsistencies and absurdities that mark Irish society’s transition from the past to the future. The style is long-established and reaches back to the Gaelic bard’s role in early-millennium social structures on this island. Each tale carries a moral, but humour is the vehicle that dispenses it with an ease that renders it both visible and invisible: the observer has the space to 23 their own choices. Read more...
Blooming Meadows – The World of Irish Traditional Musicians
A document on the lives and music of 30 major performers and movers of the revival period of Irish Traditional music. It is a series of 2,000 word, specifically-researched interviews and biographies/ethnographies which set these players in the contexts of their times, lives and performing.
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