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Music in Ireland is one of several case-study volumes that can be used along with Thinking Musically, the core book in the Global Music Series. Thinking Musically incorporates music from many diverse cultures and establishes the framework for exploring the practice of music around the world. It sets the stage for an array of case-study volumes, each of which focuses on a single area of the world. Each case study uses the contemporary musical situation as a point of departure, covering historical information and traditions as they relate to the present. Visit www.oup.com/us/globalmusic for a list of case studies in the Global Music Series. The website also includes instructional materials to accompany each study.

Music in Ireland provides an engaging and focused introduction to Irish traditional music--types of singing, instrumental music, and dance that reflect the social values and political messages central to Irish identity. This music thrives today not only in Ireland but also in areas throughout North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia.

Vividly evoking Irish sounds, instruments, and dance steps, Music in Ireland provides a springboard for the discussion of cultural and historical issues of identity, community, nationalism, emigration, transmission, and gender. Using the informal instrumental and singing session as a focal point, Dorothea E. Hast and Stanley Scott take readers into contemporary performance environments and explore many facets of the tradition, from the "craic" (good-natured fun) to performance style, repertoire, and instrumentation. Incorporating first-person accounts of performances and interviews with performers and folklorists, the authors emphasize the significant roles that people play in music-making and illuminate national and international musical trends. They also address commercialism, globalization, and cross-cultural collaboration, issues that have become increasingly important as more Irish artists enter the global marketplace through recordings, tours, and large-scale productions like Riverdance.

Packaged with a 70-minute CD containing examples of the music discussed in the book, Music in Ireland features guided listening and hands-on activities that allow readers to gain experience in Irish culture by becoming active participants in the music.

Table of Contents

Foreword

Preface

Pronunciation Guide

CD Track List

1. Invitation to a Session

What is Traditional Irish Music?

Basic Themes

2. Historical Continuities: Music, Dance, and the Making of a Nation

Colonialism in Ireland

Edward Bunting and Thomas Moore

Dancing and Dance Music

Music, Religion, and Political Struggle

Emigration

"The Green Fields of Canada"

"Edward Connors"

Nationalism

Home Rule and the Gaelic League

Constructing an Irish Ireland

Conclusion

3. Passing on the Tradition

Learning by Osmosis: Mary MacNamara and Kevin Crawford

Competitions

The Willie Clancy Summer School

4. The Dance Tune Tradition

Tune Structure

Tune Collections

Tune Aesthetics: Variation and Ornamentation

Tune Names and Tune Types

Jig

Reel

Hornpipe

Polka and Waltz

A Tune in Performance: Garrett Barry's Jig

Instruments

Uilleann Pipes

Harp

Fiddles and Fiddle Styles

Concertina

Tin Whistle

Flute

Plucked Instruments

The Bodhrán

Piano, Synthesizers, and Electric Instruments

Solo versus Ensemble Playing: Sessions, Céilí Bands, and Small Groups

5. Singers, Sessions, and Songs

The Góilín Singers' Club and the Folk Revival

6. The Sean-nós in the New Ireland: Irish Singing Traditions

The Lyrics of Sean-nós

The Sound of Sean-nós

A Singer's Mission

A Linguistic Meeting-Ground: Irish Traditional Songs in English

A Floating Repertoire of Tunes and Verses

Len Graham: "A Compulsive Singer"

Conclusion

7. Irish Music in the Global Marketplace

Riverdance

Black 47

New Directions

Conclusion

Glossary

References

Resources

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195145557
Author:
Hast, Dorothea E.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
Scott, Stanley
Author:
null, Stanley
Author:
null, Dorothea E.
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
Ethnomusicology
Subject:
Folk music
Subject:
History & Criticism - General
Subject:
Music | World Music, Ethnomusicology
Subject:
Folk music -- Ireland -- History and criticism.
Subject:
MUSIC / Ethnomusicology
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Global Music Series
Publication Date:
20040631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
5.400 x 8.100 in 0.488 lb

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