The Irishness of Irish Music

The Irishness of Irish Music

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The book brings together important material from a range of sources and highlights how government organisations, musicians, academics and commercial companies are concerned with and seek to use a particular notion of Irish musical identity. Rooting the study in the context of the recent history of popular, traditional and classical music in Ireland, as well as providing an overview of aspects of the national field of music production and consumption, O'Flynn goes on to argue that the relationship between Irish identity and Irish music emerges as a contested site of meaning. Performers and composers discussed include Bill Whelan (Riverdance), Sinead O'Connor, The Corrs, Altan, U2, Martin Hayes, Dolores Keane and Gerald Barry.MacCarthy, Jimmy (2001), No Frontiers: The Jimmy MacCarthy Songbook, Dublin : Waltons. McCarthy, Marie (1995), a#39;The Transmission of Music in the Formation of National Identity in Early Twentieth-Century Irelanda#39;, in Devine, Patrick andanbsp;...

Title:The Irishness of Irish Music
Author:John O'Flynn
Publisher:Ashgate Publishing Company - 2009


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