Music in Ireland

Music in Ireland : Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture

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Vividly evoking Irish sounds, instruments, and dance steps, this study describes traditional Irish music and dance in Ireland and America. It provides a springboard for the discussion of cultural and historical issues of identity, community, nationalism, emigration, transmission and gender.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 174 pages
  • 134.6 x 203.2 x 15.2mm | 317.52g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • numerous halftones and music examples
  • 0195145542
  • 9780195145540

Table of contents

FOREWORD;PREFACE;CD TRACK LIST; 1. Invitation to a Session; 2. Historical Continuties: Music, Dance and the Making; OF A NATION; 3. Passing on the Tradition; 4. The Dance Tune Tradition; 5. Singers, Sessions, and Songs; 6. The Sean-nos in the New Ireland: Irish Singing; TRADITIONS; 7. Irish Music in the Global Marketplace
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Review quote

... a well-written and highly readable work whose heart and mind are in the right place. Irish Examiner (Cork)
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