This is interdisciplinary volume of essays contemplates whether 'music in Ireland' can be regarded as one interrelated plane of cultural and/or national identity, given the various conceptions and contexts of both Ireland and Music that give rise to multiple sites of identification. Arranged in interweaving sections of 'Historical Perspectives', 'Recent and Contemporary Production' and 'Cultural Explorations' its various chapters act to juxtapose the socio-historical distinctions between the major style categories - traditional, classical and popular - and to explore a range of dialectical relationship(s) between these musical styles in matters pertaining to national and cultural identity.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Product dimensions:||6.60(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
John O'Flynn is Senior Lecturer and Head of Music at St Patrick's College, Dublin City University. He is author of The Irishness of Irish Music (Ashgate, 2009) and has penned numerous book chapters, articles and encyclopaedia entries on a diverse range of topics in the fields of musicology, music education and music sociology. Mark Fitzgerald lectures at Dublin Institute of Technology Conservatory of Music and Drama. His research interests and publications include work on contemporary Irish composers such as Gerald Barry and Raymond Deane as well as twentieth-century composers such as Berg and Busoni.