Carrie Dike is a PhD student in Ethnomusicology at the University of Limerick. She holds an MA in Ethnomusicology from UL, an MA in Music History and Literature from California State University, Fullerton, and two BAs from the University of California, Irvine in music and drama. Before moving to Ireland, she sang professionally in several choral ensembles throughout Southern California, including the highly esteemed Los Angeles Master Chorale, official choir of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. She performed regularly at the Los Angeles Music Center and the Hollywood Bowl. She was assistant conductor for the CSUF Choral Program and various high school choirs. Since moving to Ireland, she takes traditional voice lessons, teaches private singing lessons, performs with the Limerick choir Ancór, and lectures on Irish song, music education, and music theory. She also plays piano and caught a serious case of the Travel Bug. In an effort to combine her newfound interest in cultural preservation and her love of singing, her PhD project is on Safeguarding the Social Life of Irish Traditional Singing.