Irish Traditional Music

ISBN-10: 0415991471
ISBN-13: 9780415991476
Edition: 2009
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List Price: $54.95
Copyright Year: 2009
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: 10/23/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Sean Williams is a New York Times best selling science fiction author. He was born in Whyalla, Australia in 1967. He studied at Adelaide University receiving a Bachelor of Economics. Sean completed a Masters in Creative Writing in 2005 and is currently a PhD candidate. Sean is a prolific writer. His books include the Books of the Catalcysm and (with Shane Dix) Evergence, Orphans and Geodesica series. Sean is a multiple recipient of both the Ditmar and Aurealis Awards. His novelisation of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed was the first novelisation of a computer game to debut at #1 on the "New York Times" bestseller list. Sean lives in Adelaide, Australia.

List of Figures
Musical Examples on Compact Disc
About the Author
Series Foreword
Irish Music in Place and Time
Looking In from the Outside
Locating Ireland in Place and Time
What's in a Name?
Irish Musical Processes
Attending an Irish Music Session
Discussion Questions
Roots and Branches of Gaelic Ireland
Prehistoric Ireland
Telling the Early Stories
Brigid and Patrick
The Arrival of the Vikings and the Normans
The Time of the Bards
Discussion Questions
"Hang All Harpers Where Found"
Completing the Conquest
The Soul of a Nation
The Great Hunger
Cultural Revival and the "Celtic Twilight"
Ireland Since Independence
Discussion Questions
Music Traditions Abroad and at Home
Musics of the "Celtic" Nations
Celtic Britain: Wales, Northumberland, Cornwall, and the Isle of Man
Celtic Western Europe: Brittany and Galicia
Discussion Questions
The Green Fields of America
The "Great Migration" of the Scotch-Irish
Searching for Home
Minstrels, Music Halls, and Movies
Irish Music Around the World
Discussion Questions
Irish Instrumental Music
Musical Instruments
The Forms of Irish Instrumental Music
Matters of Style
Discussion Questions
Focusing In: Vocal Music in Irish-Gaelic and English
Vocal Music in Irish-Gaelic
An Introduction to the Language
Sean-n�s Singing
Other Irish-Language Songs
Macaronic Songs
Discussion Questions
Vocal Music in English
The English-Language Ballad in Ireland
Lyric Love Songs
Praise Songs
Contemporary Songwriting
How Do They Do That?
Discussion Questions
New Contexts for Music and Dance
Competitions and Festivals
Musical Notation
Dancing Feet, On and Offstage
The Revival(s)
Discussion Questions
Additional Resources
Listening Guide
Index of Musicians

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