Dr. Colin Quigley is Course Director and Senior Lecturer in Ethnomusicology at UL. His research interests are in European and European-American traditions of music and dance. He has published on both as found in Newfoundland, Canada. Close to the Floor (1985) examined the traditional dancing of the province’s small fishing communities, Music from the Heart (1995), the creative process of an outstanding French-Newfoundland fiddler. He began work in east central Europe following 1989 and curated the 1999 Smithsonian Institution Folklife Festival ‘Gateways to Romania’ exhibit. While on a Fulbright senior research fellowship he investigated the inter-ethnicity of dance and dance music in Transylvania. Field recordings from this project are incorporated, along with extensive annotation, in the Indiana University EVIA Digital Archive [www.eviada.org]. Links to some of his recent publications on this work can be found at www.academia.edu, along with a curriculum vitae citing earlier work published in such journals as Ethnomusicology and the Yearbook for Traditional Music. Colin worked for two years in Budapest observing its lively traditional and world music scene before moving to Ireland in 2008. He is a contributor to Inbhear, the online journal for Irish music and Dance produced at IWA [www.inbhear.ie], the Chair of the Irish Music Study Group of the SEM, and General [founding] Editor of Ethnomusicology Ireland the journal of the Irish National Committee of the ICTM [www.ictm.ie]. A fiddler and banjo player himself, he offers master classes and workshops in the fiddling and dancing of Newfoundland and the American South-East.
Dr. Colin Quigley
Room No: IW2.23,
Irish World Academy of Music and Dance,
University of Limerick,