Dr. Aileen Dillane

Aileen Dillane is an ethnomusicologist and performer. She received her PhD in Ethnomusicology from the University of Chicago where she was a Century Fellow and Fulbright Scholar. She has taught at the University of Chicago, University College Cork, and is currently lecturing in music at the Irish World Academy.

AREAS OF INTEREST:

Ethnomusicologist, Irish music specialist, and Popular Music scholar with research interests in Ethnicity, Identity, Nationalism and Cosmopolitanism; Critical and Cultural Theory; Folk, Traditional, Celtic, and Popular Musics of Ireland, UK, North America, and Australia; Music, Emotions, and Society;  Protest Music; Urban soundscapes and Critical Citizenship; Music and the Utopian Impulse; Music, Well-being and Cultures of Care.

CURRENT RESEARCH INITIATIVES:

LimerickSoundscapes 

An multidisciplinary, citizen-facilitated, collaborative, sonic and ethnographic-based mapping of the city in interactive, web-based form. See www.limericksoundscapes.ie and www.soundandsociety2014.wordpress.com.  Recent Publications (2015) Journal of Urban Cultural Studies, 2(1 & 2) special section/edition http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-issue,id=2923/  (Founder, Co-director and Applied Project leader).

Popular Music and Popular Culture Research Cluster @ UL 

An interdisciplinary research group working on a variety of popular music and culture projects, including, most recently, the social and political efficacy of protest music.

(Co-founder/director). Recent Publication (2015): David Bowie: Critical Perspectives

http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415745727/

Power, Discourse and Society Research Cluster @UL

An interdisciplinary research cluster in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Limerick. (Co-founder/director). Associated book series http://www.rowmaninternational.com/series/discourse-power-and-society

Forthcoming (2016): http://www.rowmaninternational.com/books/public-and-political-discourses-of-migration

Performance, Text, Context

An interdisciplinary, Humanities-based research group (music, dance, Irish, folklore, literature, poetry) convened at the University of Limerick in 2012 and connecting with scholars interested in all aspects of Irish culture and the Arts across and outside of Ireland (Co-founder).

Ralahine Centre for Utopian Studies

http://www3.ul.ie/ralahinecentre/. Established in 2003 to pursue innovative research across disciplines on utopian thought and practice, recent events include ‘A Week with Kim Stanley Robinson’, renowned science fiction author (2015), and ‘Critical Pedagogy in the Contemporary Irish University: Challenges, Methods, Horizons’,  part of the President of Ireland’s Ethics Initiative (2014) (Co-director).

PUBLICATIONS:

Books and Edited Collections

  • Haynes, A., Power, M., Devereux, E., Dillane, A., and Carr, J. (April 2016 Forthcoming) Public and Political Discources of Migration: International Perspectives, London: Rowman and Littlefield International. ISBN:978178348273  .
  • Power, M., Devereux, E., and Dillane, A. (2015) David Bowie: Critical Perspectives, New York: Routledge.  ISBN:0415745721.
  • Devereux, E., Dillane, A. and Power, M. (2011) Morrissey: Fandom, Representation and Identities, Bristol: Intellect Books. ISBN: 9781841505961.

Refereed Book Chapters

  • Dillane, A., Power, M., Haynes, A., Devereux, E, & Carr, J. (2016 Forthcoming) ‘In the Frame? Discourses of Migration: An Introduction to the Volume’ in Haynes, A., Power, M., Devereux, E, Dillane, A. & Carr, J. (eds) Public and Political Discources of Migration: International Perspectives, London: Rowman and Littlefield International.
  • Devereux, E., Dillane, A., Power, M., Haynes, A. & Carr, J. (2016 Forthcoming) ‘Opportunities for Resistance Through Discourse’ in Haynes, A., Power, M., Devereux, E, Dillane, A. & Carr, J. (eds) Public and Political Discources of Migration: International Perspectives, London: Rowman and Littlefield International.
  • Devereux, E., Dillane, A. and Power, M. (2015) ‘Where are we now? Contemporary Scholarship on David Bowie’, in Devereux, E, Dillane, A. & Power, M. (ed.s) David Bowie: Critical Perspectives, New York: Routledge.
  • Dillane, A., Devereux, E. and Power, M. (2015) ‘Culminating Sounds and (En)visions: A critical reading of Bowie’s “Ashes to Ashes”’, in Devereux, E, Dillane, A. & Power, M. (ed.s) David Bowie: Critical Perspectives, New York: Routledge, 33-55.
  • Dillane, A. (2014) ‘Irish Traditional Music, Nostalgia, and Cultural Intimacy’. 25th Annual Sean O Riada Memorial Lecture. Traditional Music Society, University College Cork.
  • Dillane, A. and  Devereux, E. (2011) ‘Speedway for Beginners: Morrissey, Martyrdom and Ambiguity’ in Morrissey: Fandom, Representations, Identities: Bristol: Intellect Press/University of Chicago Press, 189-206.
  • Devereux, E., Dillane, A. and Power, M. (2011) ‘And Don’t Forget The Songs That Made You Sad and The Songs That Saved Your Life…’, in Devereux, E., Dillane, A. and Power, M. (eds.) Morrissey: Fandom, Representation and Identities, Bristol: Intellect Books, 13-18.

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

  • Dillane, A., Power, M., and Devereux, E. (2017 forthcoming) ‘‘Locating Culture, Making Soundscapes, and Activating Critical Social Relations: A Case Study from LimerickSoundscapes’, Portuguese Journal of Social Science http://pjss.iscte.pt/index.php/pjss.
  • Power, M., Dillane, A. and Devereux, E. (2016 forthcoming in hard copy; 2015 in digital copy) ‘”I Sing Out to the Youth of the Slums.” Morrissey and Class Disgust’, Popular Music and Society. DOI:10.1080/03007766.2015.1072871.
  • Dillane, A., Langlois, T., Power, M. and Ní Bhriain, O. (2015) ‘Urban Soundscapes and Critical Citizenship: Explorations in activating a ‘sonic turn’ in urban cultural studies’. Journal of Urban Cultural Studies, 2(2), 89-106.
  • Dillane, A., Langlois, T. (2015) ‘Our Sounds, Our City: Urban Soundscapes, Critical Citizenship and the LimerickSoundscapes Project’. Journal of Urban Cultural Studies, 2(2), 135-150.
  • Dillane, A., Power, M. and Devereux, E. (2014) ‘I Can Have Both: A Queer Reading of Morrissey’. European journal of Popular Culture, 5 (2), 149-164.
  • Dillane, A. (2013) ‘Composing Identity, Fiddling with (Post)Ethnicity: Liz Carroll’s “Lake Effect”’.  MUSICultures (Canadian Society for Traditional Music), Vol 40 (1), 7-34.
  • Dillane, A. (2013) ‘Irish Nostalgic Song and the Performance of Identity’. Béaloideas Journal of the Folklore Society of Ireland, Vol 81, ed. Rionach Uí Ogáin. Dublin:  An Cumann le Béaloideas Éireann, 19-36.
  • Dillane, A.  (2013) ‘Jim O’Donoghue – performer’ [annotated audio track]. ICTM Ireland Fieldwork CD. Dublin: International Council For Traditional Music Ireland.
  • Power, M., Dillane, A. and Devereux, E. (2012) ‘A push and a shove and the land is ours: Morrissey’s counter-hegemonic stance(s) on social class’, Critical Discourse Studies. 9(4), 375392.
  • Dillane, A. (2012) ‘Jim Across the Road’. New Hibernia Review, 16 (1) Spring 2012, 9-15.

Encyclopaedia Entries

  • Dillane, A (2017 forthcoming) ‘Ireland: History, Culture and Geography of Music’, SAGE Encyclopaedia of Music and Culture, J. Sturman (ed). New York: Sage.
  • Dillane, A (2017 forthcoming) ‘Ireland: Modern and Contemporary Performance Practice’, SAGE Encyclopaedia of Music and Culture, J. Sturman (ed). New York: Sage.
  • Dillane, A. (2011) The Piano’ in The Companion to Irish Traditional Music. 2nd edition, ed. Fintan Vallely. Cork: Cork University Press.

Published Peer-reviewed Conference Proceedings

  • Dillane, A., Langlois, T., and Fernstrom, M. (2013). ‘Soundscapes and Critical Citizenship: Towards a People’s Soundscape’ in  Proceedings from the University of Kent Symposium on Acoustic Ecology (digital format).
  • Dillane, A. (2013) ‘Ethnomusicological Theory and Practice: Towards an Irish Ethnomusicology.’ Proceedings of the Crossroads Conference: Education and Traditional Music. Ed. Fintan Vallely et al.  Dublin: Whinstone.

Peer-reviewed Journal Reviews

  • Dillane, A. (2014) Review of ‘Sonar-Cities: Learning Culture Through City Soundscapes’. World of Music, 3 (1).
  • Dillane, A. (2013) Review of ‘Sean Williams and Lillis Ó Laoire, Bright Star of the West: Joe Heaney, Irish song-man’. Ethnomusicology, vol 57(2), Fall 2013, 542-546.
  • Dillane, A. (2011) Review of ‘Irish Pirate Ballads and Other Songs of the Sea’ Smithsonian Folkways SFW CD 40552 (2009). Yearbook of Traditional Music Journal of the International Council of Traditional Musics.

IN FINAL REVIEW STAGE:

Chapters in Books

  • Dillane, A. ‘Irish Traditional Music Dissemination at the End of the Long Nineteenth Century: Francis O’Neill’s Music of Ireland (1903) and the City of Chicago’ in Knowledge Dissemination in the Long Nineteenth Century, M. Dossena and S. Rosso (eds), Rodopi (Imprint of Brill) (projected publication date 2016).
  • Dillane, A, Power, M. and Devereux, ‘“Shame Makes the World Go Around”: Performed and Embodies (Gendered) Class Disgust in Morrissey’s “Slum Mums”’ in Music as Multi-Modal Discourse: Music, Power, and Protest, L. Way and S. McKerrell (eds), Ashgate (projected publication date 2016).

Presentations/Talks by Invitation

2015 

  • ‘Against the Grain: Counter-Hegemonic Songs of an Irish Singer-Songwriter (Damian Dempsey: A Case Study), Centre for Irish Studies, NUI-Galway, Galway, Ireland.
  • ‘Urban Soundscape (re)Generation as Utopian Method: LimerickSoundscapes (A Case Study)’, In the Regions of Utopia, Leverhulme-funded ‘Network of the Futures’ Symposium, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK. (July).

2013

  • ‘Soundscapes and Critical Citizenship – Towards a People’s Soundscape’. Presentation to the Dept. of Music, Southampton University, UK. (Oct).
  • ‘Irish Music, Ethnicity, and Identity’. Presentation to the Global Irish Studies Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia  (Apr).
  • ‘Composing Identity, Playing with (Post)Ethnicity: Liz Carroll’s Lake Effect. Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music Research Seminar, Monash University, Australia (Mar).
  • ‘Irish Music, Performativity, and Cultural Intimacy’. Melbourne Conservatorium of Music Research Seminar, University of Melbourne, Australia (Mar).
  • ‘Aislings and Avatars: Irish (Traditional) Music, Performativity, and Cultural Intimacy’. Sean Ó Riada Annual Memorial Lecture.  National University of Ireland, Cork, Ireland. (Jan).

2012

  • ‘Music, Space, Utopia’. SAUL Senior Research Seminar, School of Architecture, University of Limerick (Nov).
  • ‘Sentimentalism in Irish Music’, Music in Ireland Lecture Series, School of Music, University College Dublin, Ireland (Oct).
  • ‘Irish (Traditional) Music, Nostalgia, and Cultural Intimacy’.  Banchnoic Éireann Ó!: Folklore, Music and Song of Ireland. Princess Grace Library, Monaco (Sept).
  • ‘Irish Nostalgia’.  ‘What is Different About the Irish?’ Irish Studies Interdisciplinary Conference, Dept of Sociology, University College Dublin, Ireland (Sept).

Peer-reviewed Conference Presentations

2015 (5)

  • ‘Texture, Tradition and Transmission: Donnacha Dennehy’s Grá agus Bás’, Traditional Song Symposium, University of Limerick (Oct).
  • (with Langlois, T.) ‘Reflections on LimerickSoundscapes: Sonic Mapping, Critical Citizenship, and Social Activism, ICTM-SEM Joint forum in Ethnomusicology Transforming Ethnomusicological Praxis through Activism and Community Engagement, University of Limerick, Ireland (Sept).
  • ‘From Little Things, Big Things Grow: Paul Kelly, Aboriginal Rights, and the Structure and Efficacy of the ‘Message Song’, Songs of Social Protest Symposium, University of Limerick, Ireland (Apr-May).
  • (with Power, M., Devereux, E., and Haynes, A.) ‘“Can you show me how not to feel?” Damian Dempsey’s counter hegemonic representations of pre and post Celtic-Tiger Ireland.’  Songs of Social Protest Symposium, University of Limerick, Ireland (Apr-May).
  • ‘The Utopian (Im)Pulse in the music of Su Ra’s “Space is the Place”’,  Eleventh Ralahine Utopian Studies Workshop, respondent: Kim Stanley Robinson, University of Limerick, Ireland (Apr)

2014 (5)

  • (with Langlois, T.) ‘The Limerick Soundscape and Critical Citizenship’,  British Forum for Ethnomusicology Symposium on Ethnomusicology and the City, City University London, UK (Dec).
  • ‘Locating Culture, Making Soundscapes, and Activating Critical Social Relations: A Case Study from  LimerickSoundscapes’, European Sociological Associations, Lisbon, Portugal (Nov).
  • ‘Indian Irish Musical Encounters’.  Critical Irish Music Studies Panel.  American Conference for Irish Studies, Dublin, Ireland (June).
  • (with Langlois, T.) ‘The LimerickSoundscapes Project, Urban Soundscapes and Critical Citizenship Symposium, University of Limerick, Ireland (Mar).
  • ‘Music, Space and the Utopian Impulse: Sun Ra’s ‘Space is the Place’. ICTM Ireland Annual Conference, Galway, Ireland (Feb).

2013 (4)

  • (with Langlois, T. and Fernstrom, M.) ‘Soundscapes and Critical Citizenship: Towards a People’s Soundscape’. Symposium on Acoustic Ecology, University of Kent, UK (Nov).
  • ‘Considering Musically Mapping the City: The Case for LimerickSoundscapes.’ European Seminar in Ethnomusicology: Cultural Mapping and Musical Diversity. Bern, Switzerland. Sept 2013. Panel Convener and Featured Speaker.
  • ‘Danny Boy as Ethnic Avatar’. Love and Sentimentalism in Popular Music: An Interdisciplinary Symposium. Royal Holloway, University of London (June).
  • ‘Ethnicity, Identity, and Iconicity: Donnacha Dennehy’s Grá agus Bás’. American Conference for Irish Studies. Northern Illinois University, Chicago, IL. (Apr).

2012 (6)

  • ‘Playing with Identity, Fiddling with Post-Ethnicity? Liz Carroll and the Turtle Island String Quartet’. ‘The North Atlantic Fiddle: Historical, Analytical, and Ethnographic Perspectives on Instruments and Styles in Motion’ Panel. Society for Ethnomusicology International Conference, New Orleans, USA (Nov).
  • ‘Irish Nostalgia’.  ‘What is Different About the Irish?’ Irish Studies Interdisciplinary Conference, University College Dublin, Ireland (Sept).
  • ‘You’re Gonna Need Someone On Your Side: Morrissey’s Fans’.  9th International Conference Crossroads in Cultural Studies, Sorbonne Nouvelle University, Paris, France (July).
  • ‘Ora(l)iteracy – At the Juncture of Music Theory and Practice’ paper presentation as part of the ‘Institutionalising Irish Traditional Music at Third Level: BA In Irish Music and Dance’ panel at NAFCO (North Atlantic Fiddle Convention Conference), McGee University, Derry, N. Ireland (June).
  • (with Power, M. and Devereux, E.) ‘An Emotional Air-Raid? Morrissey and Class Disgust: The Case of The ‘Slum Mums’. Regulating Emotions: Contemporary Understandings and Interdisciplinary Perspectives Conference, University of Limerick (May).
  • Songlines as Social Movement: Reappraising Two Australian ‘Protest’ Songs Twenty Years On’. Paper presentation at ICTM Ireland, Trinity College, Dublin (Feb).

2011 (2)

  • ‘Mighty Lift and Drive: Music: Music, Dance, and the Creation of Effervescence at an Irish Ceilí’.  Society for Ethnomusicology International Conference, Philadelphia (Nov).
  • ‘Traditional Music Performance Degrees: Translating Program Vision to Curriculum Delivery’. International Conference for Traditional Music Conference, Newfoundland (July).  Featured speaker and panel discussant.

2008 (2)

  • ‘Sounding the City, Sounding Home: Reconsidering Irish Traditional Music in the Diaspora’. ‘Neither Here nor There’: Writing the Irish Diaspora’ Conference, University of Limerick (Oct-Nov).
  • ‘My Lovely Horse: Parody, Intertextuality, and Critique in Fr Ted’s A Song for Europe’. Singing Europe: Spectacle and Politics in the Eurovision Song Contest. University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece (Feb-Mar).

2004 (1)

  • ‘Dancing in the Grooves: In and Out of Time with Irish Music in the Paid Pub Context.’ Symposium of the International Musicological Society, Melbourne, Australia (July).

2003 (1)

  • ‘Ethnomusicological Theory and Practice: Towards an Irish Ethnomusicology.’ Crosbhealach an Cheoil: Crossroads Conference II, University of Ulster, N. Ireland (Apr).

2002 (2)

  • ‘Into the West: Cowboys and Country Music in Irish Culture.’ American Conference for Irish Studies Conference, Milwaukee, WI, USA (June).
  • ‘Celtic Fest: The Invention of Myth.’ ‘Festivalization and Festival Culture Conference’, University of Chicago, Chicago, USA. (Feb).

Internal Seminar Presentations@UL

2014

  • ‘Keep It Country: Country Music and the Twentieth Century  (Perspectives from Ireland and Australia’, A Tower Seminar, Irish World Academy, University of Limerick (Sept). Featured Speaker and Seminar Convener.

2012

  • ‘Textures of Place in Music: Phenomenology, Biography & Spatial Stories’, Music Place, Self, A Tower Seminar, Irish World Academy, University of Limerick (Nov). Featured Speaker and Seminar Convener.
  • ‘Conversations and Play’ Performance, Text, Context Interdisciplinary Group, A Tower Seminar, Irish World Academy, University of Limerick, (Feb). Featured Speaker and Seminar Co-convener.
  • ‘Texting the City: Francis O’Neill’s Irish Music and Chicago’s Modernity’.  Tower Seminar Series Interdisciplinary Group ‘Performance, Text, Context’, Irish World Academy, University of Limerick (Feb). Featured Speaker and Seminar Co-convener. 

CONFERENCES/SYMPOSIA Organised:

  • 2015 Atrocity Exhibition: A Symposium on Joy Division, Popular Music, Popular Culture Research Cluster @ UL. University of Limerick, 25th– 26th Nov.
  • 2015 Society for Ethnomusicology and International Council for Traditional Music Joint Forum ‘Transforming Ethnomusicological Praxis through Activist and Community Engagement’, Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick, 13th 16th Sept.
  • 2015 31st European Seminar In Ethnomusicology annual conference ‘Music, Dance and the Individual’. Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick, 16th-20th Sept.
  • 2015 Songs of Social Protest, Popular Music, Popular Culture Research Cluster @ UL and Power Discourse and Society Research Cluster @ UL, University of Limerick, 28th Apr- 1st May.
  • 2015 A Week with Kim Stanley Robinson, Ralahine Centre for Utopian Studies in collaboration with SAUL (School of Architecture@ UL), CSIS (Computer Science and Information Systems, UL) and Cloughjordan Ecovillage, April 6th-10th.
  • 2014 Performing Identity, Embodying Knowledge. The Irish Centre for Transcultural Studies, Mary Immaculate College, and Performance, Text, Context research cluster, UL. Limerick, June 20th-21st.
  • 2014 Critical Pedagogy in the Irish University: Methods, Horizons. The Ralahine Centre for Utopian Studies, University of Limerick, June 16th.
  • 2014 In the Frame: Public and Political Discourses of Migration. Discourse, Power and Society research cluster, University of Limerick, Apr 23rd-24th.
  • 2014 Urban Soundscapes and Critical Citizenship. LimerickSoundscapes research cluster. University of Limerick, Mar 27th-28th.
  • 2013Riot Grrrl. A One-Day Symposium on Women and Rock, with the Dept. of Sociology, University of Limerick. Apr 16th.
  • 2012David Bowie: A Three-Day Symposium on David Bowie, with the Dept. of Sociology, University of Limerick, Oct 26th-28th.
  • 2011Morrissey: Fandom, Representations, Identities. Special Event and Book Launch, UL. 20th Sept. With UK Launch. Manchester, Oct 7th.
  • 2009 The Songs that Saved your Life Again: A Two-Day Symposium on Morrissey, with the Dept. of Sociology, University of Limerick, Apr 24th-25th.
  • 2009International Council for Traditional Music Ireland Annual Conference. Limerick, Feb 27th – 28th.
  • 2005 Society for Musicology in Ireland Annual Conference, Dept. of Music, University College Cork, Ireland, May 6th-8th.

Professional Memberships

  • BFE (British Forum for Ethnomusicology)
  • SEM (Society for Ethnomusicology)
  • SMI  (Society for Musicology in Ireland)
  • ICTM (International Council for Traditional Music)
  • ICTM Ireland (International Council for Traditional Music, Ireland)
  • IASPM (International Association for the Study of Popular Music)
  • ACIS (American Conference for Irish Studies)

External Editorial Roles

  • Series editor – Power, Discourse and Society (Rowman and Littlefield International) since 2015.
  • Deputy Editor, Journal of International Council for Traditional Music, Ireland, since 2015
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of ICTM Ireland since 2013.
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of the Society for Musicology in Ireland, 2007-2010
  • Peer-reviewer for Applied Ethnomusicology since 2015.
  • Peer-reviewer for Voices: A World Forum for Music Therapy since 2014.
  • Peer-reviewer for Music and Medicine since 2013.
  • Peer-reviewer for New Hibernai Review/Iris Éireannach Nua, (University of St. Thomas), since 2013.
  • Peer-reviewer for Yearbook for Traditional Music (Journal of the International Council for Traditional Music ICTM) since 2013.
  • Peer-reviewer for Ethnomusicology (Journal of the Society for Ethnomusicology SEM), since 2012.

External Professional Roles

  • Board member of the Irish Fulbright Alumni Association since 2015.
  • Board member of the Irish Humanities Alliance working advocacy and policy advisory group, 2013- present.
  • Co-convener of ‘Celtic Music’ special interest group (SIG) for SEM, Society for Ethnomusicology 2012-2014.
  • Consultant on a Vernacular Music Degree, University of Louisiana, Layfayette (for Prof. Mark DeWitt, Tommy Comeaux Chair in Traditional Music).
  • Adjudicator for the National Undergraduate Dissertation Competition, Society for Musicology in Ireland.
  • Board Member of the Society for Musicology in Ireland, 2007-2010.
  • Board Member of the Irish Traditional Music Archive, Dublin, Ireland, 2006-2009.
  • Founding Member, International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM) Ireland, 2003.

Awards/Funding

  • O’Donnell Irish Studies Research Fellowship, Newman College, University of Melbourne, 2015-2016.
  • Irish Research Council Doctoral Fellowship (for PhD Student) 2013.
  • Irish American Cultural Institute Research Grant, 2002-2003.
  • Century Fellowship Recipient, University of Chicago, 1998-2003.
  • Fulbright Scholarship, University of Chicago, 1998-2003.

Course Directorships

  • Course Director, MA in Ethnomusicology, 2014-2015.
  • Course Director BA in Irish Music and Dance, 2009-2010.

Current University Administrative Roles

  • Academy Coordinator for Cooperative Education Semester, BA Irish Music and Dance, and BA Voice and Dance (2010-present).
  • Academy Representive on Art, Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty Board (2012-present).
  • Coordinator of Colloquium and the Tower and Logos Seminar Series, Irish World Academy, University of Limerick (2013-present).
  • Blás International Music and Dance Summer School Board Member, Irish World Academy (2009-present).

Past University Administrative Roles

  • Research Academic Panel (RAP) committee member, Irish World Academy (2011-2015).
  • Quality Review Report contributing author, Irish World Academy, University of Limerick, 2012.
  • Faculty Management Group: Irish World Academy representative, UL (2008-2010).
  • University Library Committee: Irish World Academy Representative, UL (2008-2012).

Current* or Past Module coordinator roles

Graduate:

MU6061: Ethnography of Music*

MU5101: History and Theory of Ethnomusicology

MU5012: Introdution to Fieldwork

MU5032: World Music Survey

MU5022: Anthropology of Music/Contemporary Theoretical Issues

MD6111: Colloquium 1*

MD6112: Colloquium 2*

Undergraduate:

MD4031: Introduction to Popular Music and Dance Studies*

MD4031: Introductio to Western Art Music and Dance

MD4083: Introduction to Ethnomusicology and Ethnochoreology*

MD4037: World Music and Dance Survey

MD4207: Narratives and Sounds of Country Music*

MD4135/MD4021 Introduction to Irish Music and Dance Studies*

MU4136/MD4022 Irish Music and Dance Studies 1*

MD4032: Introduction to Western Art Music and Dance

MD4023: Irish Music and Dance Studies 2

MD4024: Irish Music and Dance Studies 3

MD4026: Irish Music and Dance Studies 4

MD4028: Final Year Thesis

MA and PhD Supervisions (@ UL)

  • Graduated 1 phd student to date (2013)

– Cotter, G. ‘Institutional and Social Teaching, Learning and Performing of Irish Traditional Music in Ennis, Co. Clare 1961-1980’

  • Graduated 1 research MA student (Fulbright scholar) to date with Prof. Cathy Falk, Dept of Music, University of Melbourne (2015)

– Hillenius, Sytske. ‘ Bush Dance Music in Tasmania: A Recent Social and Cultural History of Live Music Playing for Dancing.’

  • Currently supervising 3 phd students:

– Ó Lionáird, Iarla. ‘Aphelion: A Performative Investigation at the Far Borders of Irish Music’. Arts Practice PhD.  Scheduled to submit Feb 2016.

– Talty, Jack. ‘The Ivory Tower and the Commons: An exploration of Irish Traditional Music in the Irish Tertiary-Level Education System in Ireland’.  Research PhD. Scheduled to submit Sept 2016.  Recipient of Irish Research Council Doctoral Fellowship, 2013-2016.

– Kjeldsen, Svend. ‘Mancunian Irish: Musical Hybridization and Cultural Intimacy – Identity, Ethnicity and Cultural Intimacy and Musical Fusion among Second-generation Irish in Manchester’. Research PhD (co-supervisor with Colin Quigley). Scheduled to submit 2016.

  • 1 research MA student:

– Ó Meachair, Tadhg. ‘Young Composers in Irish Traditional Music, 2004-2014’. Research MA. Scheduled to submit, Oct 2016.

PERFORMANCE ACTIVITIES:

  • Numerous national radio and TV appearances, including on ‘Come West Along the Road’, ‘Geantraí’, ‘Guth’, and ‘Ceili House.’ (RTE, TG4, Ireland).
  • Performer/Producer on ‘Between the Strings’ by Adrian McAuliffe and Cathal Flood. CD Recording, Between the Strings, 2011.
  • Current member of Templeglantine Ceilí Band, 2010 All-Ireland Senior Ceilí Band Winners.
  • Life-long member of Comhaltas Ceoltoirí Éireann with numerous national and international performances and awards.
  • Member of Anish and The Celtech (Techno-Trad) Project, Chicago 1999-2003.  CD Recording, Anish 2002.
  • Member of Printer’s Rogue, Chicago, 1998-2002
  • Recording artist with The Drovers, Chicago 2002

Contact Details:

Dr. Aileen Dillane
Room No: IW1.18,
Irish World Academy of Music and Dance,
University of Limerick,
Ireland.

Tel: +353-61-202918
Fax: +353-61-202159
email: aileen.dillane@ul.ie

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