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9780195145557

Music in Ireland Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture

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    9780195145557

  • ISBN10:

    0195145550

  • Format: Package
  • Copyright: 2004-06-24
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Summary

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/globalmusicfor 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 throughoutNorth 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 focalpoint, 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 interviewswith 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 asmore 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.

Author Biography

Dorothea E. Hast teaches in the Performing Arts Department at Eastern Connecticut State University. In addition to writing about world music and working on films, she performs Irish traditional music on the tin whistle. Stanley Scott teaches music at Wesleyan University and Southern Connecticut State University. An active composer, vocalist, and guitarist, he performs both Irish traditional music and vocal music of North India

Table of Contents

Foreword xi
Preface xiii
Pronunciation Guide xvi
CD Track List xvii
1. Invitation to a Session 1(19)
What is Traditional Irish Music?
15(2)
Basic Themes
17(3)
2. Historical Continuities: Music, Dance, and the Making of a Nation 20(23)
Colonialism in Ireland
23(3)
Edward Bunting and Thomas Moore
25(1)
Dancing and Dance Music
26(1)
Music, Religion, and Political Struggle
27(2)
Emigration
29(7)
"The Green Fields of Canada"
30(2)
"Edward Connors"
32(4)
Nationalism
36(5)
Home Rule and the Gaelic League
37(2)
Constructing an Irish Ireland
39(2)
Conclusion
41(2)
3. Passing on the Tradition 43(16)
Learning by Osmosis: Mary MacNamara and Kevin Crawford
43(5)
Competitions
48(5)
The Willie Clancy Summer School
53(6)
4. The Dance Tune Tradition 59(25)
Tune Structure
59(1)
Tune Collections
60(1)
Tune Aesthetics: Variation and Ornamentation
61(3)
Tune Names and Tune Types
64(4)
Jig
66(1)
Reel
67(1)
Hornpipe
68(1)
Polka and Waltz
68(1)
A Tune in Performance: Garrett Barry's Jig
68(2)
Instruments
70(12)
Uilleann Pipes
74(1)
Harp
75(1)
Fiddle and Fiddle Styles
76(1)
Concertina
77(2)
Tin Whistle
79(1)
Flute
79(1)
Plucked Instruments
80(1)
The Bodhran
81(1)
Piano, Synthesizers, and Electric Instruments
82(1)
Solo versus Ensemble Playing: Sessions, Ceili Bands, and Small Groups
82(2)
5. Singers, Sessions, and Songs 84(14)
The Goilin Singers' Club and the Folk Revival
94(4)
6. The Sean-nós in the New Ireland: Irish Singing Traditions 98(23)
The Lyrics of Sean-nós
98(2)
The Sound of Sean-nós
100(4)
A Singer's Mission
104(4)
A Linguistic Meeting-Ground: Irish Traditional Songs in English
108(11)
A Floating Repertoire of Tunes and Verses
110(4)
Len Graham: "A Compulsive Singer"
114(5)
Conclusion
119(2)
7. Irish Music in the Global Marketplace 121(16)
Riverdance
125(2)
Black 47
127(1)
New Directions
128(7)
Conclusion
135(2)
Glossary 137(3)
References 140(4)
Resources 144(5)
Index 149

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