Singing and Social Inclusion Research Cluster

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Arising from the Irish Research Council funded ‘Singing and Sustainable Social Inclusion’ project, the Singing & Social Inclusion cluster brings together researchers in community music ethnomusicology, Irish traditional song, music education music therapy, ritual studies and arts practice research to support interdisciplinary research around issues of singing & inclusivity. Recent events include a seminar on music and religion (October 11th, 2017)  with guest speakers Dr. Carmen Kuhling (Senior Lecturer, Sociology, UL; author of Ireland’s New Religious Movements) Dr. Abel Ugba (Senior Lecturer, University of East London; author of Shades of Belonging: African Pentecostals in Twenty-First Century Ireland) and Hala Jaber (PhD Researcher and assistant co-ordinator of ‘The Irish World Music Café’) and the launch of Professor Helen Phelan’s new book Singing the Rite to Belong: Music, Ritual and the New Irish, Oxford University Press, at the Royal Irish Academy (October 17, 2017) by Professor Declan Kiberd.