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Focus: Irish Traditional Music is an introduction to the instrumental and vocal traditions of the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, as well as Irish music in the context of the Irish diaspora. Ireland's size relative to Britain or to the mainland of Europe is relatively small, yet its impact on musical traditions beyond its shores has been significant, from the performance of jigs and reels in pub sessions as far-flung as Japan and Cape Town, to the worldwide phenomenon of Riverdance . Focus: Irish Traditional Music interweaves dance, film, language, history, and other interdisciplinary features of Ireland and its diaspora. The accompanying CD presents both traditional and contemporary sounds of Irish music at home and abroad.

Table of Contents

Irish music in place and time. Looking in from the outside ; Roots and branches of Gaelic Ireland ; Hang all harpers where found — Music traditions abroad and at home. Musics of the "Celtic" nations ; The green fields of America ; Irish instrumental music — Focusing in: vocal music in Irish-Gaelic and English. Vocal music in Irish-Gaelic ; Vocal music in English ; New contexts for music and dance.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780203870891
Publisher:
Routledge
Subject:
Ethnomusicology
Author:
Williams, Sean
Subject:
Folk music -- Ireland -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Folk & Traditional
Subject:
MUSIC / Ethnomusicology
Subject:
Folk music - Ireland - History and criticism
Subject:
Music : Ethnomusicology
Subject:
Music : Genres & Styles - Folk & Traditional
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
October 2009
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
304

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Arts and Entertainment » Music » Ethnomusicology
Arts and Entertainment » Music » Genres and Styles » Folk » Folk and Ethnic
Arts and Entertainment » Music » Genres and Styles » Folk » Folk and Traditional

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