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Focus Irish Traditional Music

Author : Sean Williams
ISBN : 9781135204143
Genre : Music
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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 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.

The Companion To Irish Traditional Music

Author : Fintan Vallely
ISBN : 0814788025
Genre : Music
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The Companion to Irish Traditional Music represents a landmark in the study of one of the Western world's most universally recognizable forms of cultural expression. This ambitious volume comes at a time when Irish music and culture is experiencing a genuine renaissance, as evidenced by the popularity of such phenomena as Riverdance. Only a handful of books have attempted to present an overall picture of Irish traditional music, and many of these are now outdated or out of print. Since the late 1960s, the traditional music scene has changed radically: the commercial life of traditional music has mushroomed, bringing with it tremendous growth in what might be called music tourism. At the same time, an energetic revivalism has taken hold, the result of a wealth of new approaches to playing and spirited debate over the influence of traditionalism in Irish music. Fintan Vallely has harnessed the expertise of dozens of specialists who between them present a remarkably comprehensive picture of the field, incorporating ancient history, past ideals, and contemporary ideologies. The companion presents A-Z descriptions of individuals, traditions, and instruments, as well as an analysis of the modern history of traditional music-making. Biographical entries cover significant musicians and composers and central themes; central themes within traditional music, such as the oral tradition, the Bardic system, and the politics of Irish music, are given extended entries. Not just the ideal reference for the interested enthusiast, The Companion to Irish Traditional Music provides a unique resource for every home, school, or library with an interest in the distinctive rituals, qualities, and history of Irish traditional music and song.

Celtic Modern

Author : Martin Stokes
ISBN : 9780585482828
Genre : Music
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This resource offers an opportunity to reflect critically on some of the insistent 'othering' that has accompanied much cultural production in and on the Celtic World, and that have prohibited serious critical engagement with what are sometimes described as the 'traditional' and 'folk' music of Europe.

Locating Irish Folklore

Author : Diarmuid Ó Giolláin
ISBN : 1859181694
Genre : History
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This much-anticipated study brings new level of sophistication to the study of Irish folklore and provides a source for other disciplines to negotiate the area with greater understanding.

Field Guide To The Irish Music Session

Author : Barry Foy
ISBN : 0981759017
Genre : Music
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Field Guide to the Irish Music Session is the first and only book devoted entirely to the dynamics and etiquette of the traditional Irish musical gathering. There's more to these events than meets the eye or ear, and Field Guide covers it all, with an insightful blend of the humorous and the serious that is of value to both listeners and prospective participants.

Focus Music Of Northeast Brazil

Author : Larry Crook
ISBN : 9781135901967
Genre : Music
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Focus: Music of Northeast Brazil examines the historical and contemporary manifestations of the music of Brazil, a country with a musical landscape that is layered with complexity and diversity. Based on the author’s field research during the past twenty years, the book describes and analyzes the social/historical contexts and contemporary musical practices of Afro-Brazilian religion, selected Carnival traditions, Bahia’s black cultural renaissance, the traditions of rural migrants, and currents in new popular music. Part One, Understanding Music in Brazil, presents important issues and topics that encompass all of Brazil, and provides a general survey of Brazil’s diverse musical landscape. Part Two, Creating Music in Brazil, presents historical trajectories and contemporary examples of Afro-Brazilian traditions, Carnival music, and northeastern popular music. Part Three, Focusing In, presents two case studies that explore the ground-level activities of contemporary musicians in Northeast Brazil and the ways in which they move between local, national, and international realms. The accompanying CD offers vivid musical examples that are discussed in the text

Passing The Time In Ballymenone

Author : Henry H. Glassie
ISBN : 0253209870
Genre : History
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"[Passing the Time in Ballymenoneis] an extraordinarily rich and rewarding book. It is about night and day, talk and work, man and nature, history and folklore, text and context, truth and order, art and culture, life and death, the ponderable and imponderable, but above all it is about the effort of one man to find for himself and us the life's breath of the people of Ballymenone. . . . It is certainly a remarkable tour de force." Emmet Larkin, New York Times Book Review "A catalog of themes and topics . . . fails to reveal the glory ofPassing the Time: it is one of the most remarkable pieces of literature of the twentieth century. As such, the book merits the attention of all readers who care about great writing and important ideas." Wilbur Zelinsky, Geographical ReviewPassing the Time in Ballymenoneis the result of a decade of research on the life and art, the folklore, history, and common work of a rural community in Northern Ireland. Winner of the Chicago Folklore Prize and the Haney Prize in the Social Sciences,Passing the Time in Ballymenonewas named a notable book of the year by the New York Times. It is a classic in the fullest sense, reaching beyond folklore to the wide world of humanity.

Balinese Music

Author : Michael Tenzer
ISBN : 9781462916382
Genre : Music
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This book presents an introduction to more than a dozen different types of Balinese gamelan, each with its own established tradition, repertoire and social or religious context. The instruments and basic principles underlying the gamelan are introduced, thus providing listeners with the means to better appreciate the music. Scores of beautiful color photographs, a discography, and a brief guide to studying and hearing the music in Bali, will prove indispensible to visitors and gamelan afficionados around the world.

Focus Scottish Traditional Music

Author : Simon McKerrell
ISBN : 9781317806219
Genre : Music
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Focus: Scottish Traditional Music engages methods from ethnomusicology, popular music studies, cultural studies, and media studies to explain how complex Scottish identities and culture are constructed in the traditional music and culture of Scotland. This book examines Scottish music through their social and performative contexts, outlining vocal traditions such as lullabies, mining songs, Scottish ballads, herding songs, and protest songs as well as instrumental traditions such as fiddle music, country dances, and informal evening pub sessions. Case studies explore the key ideas in understanding Scotland musically by exploring ethnicity, Britishness, belonging, politics, transmission and performance, positioning the cultural identity of Scotland within the United Kingdom. Visit the author's companion website at for additional resources.

The Globalization Of Irish Traditional Song Performance

Author : Susan H. Motherway
ISBN : 9781317030041
Genre : Music
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In The Globalization of Irish Traditional Song Performance Susan Motherway examines the ways in which performers mediate the divide between local and global markets by negotiating this dichotomy in performance practice. In so doing, she discusses the globalizing processes that exert transformative influences upon traditional musics and examines the response to these influences by Irish traditional song performers. In developing this thesis the book provides an overview of the genre and its subgenres, illustrates patterns of musical change extant within the tradition as a result of globalization, and acknowledges music as a medium for re-negotiating an Irish cultural identity within the global. Given Ireland’s long history of emigration and colonisation, globalization is recognised as both a synchronic and a diachronic phenomenon. Motherway thus examines Anglo-Irish song and songs of the Irish Diaspora. Her analysis reaches beyond essentialist definitions of the tradition to examine evolving sub-genres such as Country & Irish, Celtic and World Music. She also recognizes the singing traditions of other ethnic groups on the island of Ireland including Orange-Order, Ulster-Scots and Traveller song. In so doing, she shows the disparity between native conceptions and native realities in respect to Irish cultural Identity.

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