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Tower Seminar series – What’s the difference between a duck?- An exploration of textual variation in English language traditional songs in Ireland

October 10, 2018 at 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

What’s the difference between a duck?- An exploration of textual variation in English language traditional songs in Ireland.
Presenter: John Moulden
Chair: Dr Sandra Joyce
Over many years of inquiry it has become obvious to me that the processes involved in tradition operate through each singer’s subjectivity. I now tend to reject ‘objective’ descriptions of tradition and its processes; that is, those that are not derived from the behaviour of traditional singers in their communities. Lately I have become unhappy about the idea of ‘versions’ of songs and have begun to formulate a theory that treats this positively.  This presentation will draw on a wide range of examples, some drawn from the sub-tradition of hunting songs.
The Tower Theatre (Theatre 2).
Admission is free and all are welcome.

Details

Date:
October 10, 2018
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Venue

Irish World Academy
Irish World Academy
Limerick, Ireland
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