O'Brien Pocket History of Irish Traditional Music
2nd Revised edition
By (author) O hAllmhurain,Gearoid
O'Brien Pocket History of Irish Traditional Music by O hAllmhurain,Gearoid
Book DescriptionThe history of Irish traditional music, song and dance from the mythological harp of the Dagda right up to Riverdance. Exploring an abundant spectrum of historical sources, music and folklore, this guide uncovers the contribution of the Normans to Irish dancing, the role of the music maker in Penal Ireland, as well as the popularity of dance tunes and set dancing from the end of the 18th century. It also follows the music of the Irish diaspora from as far apart as Newfoundland and the music halls of vaudeville to the musical tapestry of Irish America today.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780862788209
(177mm x 110mm x 14mm)
Imprint: O'Brien Press Ltd
Publisher: O'Brien Press Ltd
Publish Date: 4-Mar-2003
Country of Publication: Ireland
Books By Author O hAllmhurain,Gearoid
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Author Biography - O hAllmhurain,Gearoid
Dr Gearoid O hAllmhurain is an Irish historian and anthropologist specialising in ethnomusicology and currently lecturing in Concordia University, Montreal, where he holds the Johnson Chair in Quebec and Canadian Irish Studies. A leading authority on the history of Irish traditional music, he is also an accomplished multi-instrumentalist with several All-Ireland titles on concertina and uilleann pipes to his credit.
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