Tradsong Spring and Summer 2019 Bulletin
We’ve had a busy semester. Take a look at some of the things TradSong scholars have been up to—
Dr. Sandra Joyce and Dr. Eamonn Costello published a chapter in the book: “Irish Traditional Song: Style, Practice, Context” in the upcoming book So You Want to Sing World Music: A Guide for Performers Ed, Matthew Hoch. The book is due to be released in November of 2019.
Dr. Eamonn Costello also has a new journal article in the journal Éire/Ireland: A journal of the Irish American Cultural Institute, Spring/Summer 2019 Vol 54: 1 and 2. The article is titled: “Oireachtas na Gaeilge and Sean-nós Song Competition, 1940-2012: Regionalism, Nationalism, and Gaelicness”, Guest Editors Verena Commins and Méabh Ní Fhuartháin.
Dr. Costello also presented a paper on the early Oireachtas (1897-1924) at the 11th Percy French Festival, “Taking French Leave”—Leaving in Irish Culture, Politics and History, 10-12th July, and another at the International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures Conference 2019, 22-26 July.
Dr. Mary McLaughlin published an article in Religions 2019, 10(4), 235; https://doi.org/10.3390/rel10040235. Mc Laughlin, M. 2019 Keening the Dead: Ancient History or a Ritual for Today?
Religions 2019, 10(4), 235; https://doi.org/10.3390/rel10040235 The article is available from the UL repository: http://hdl.handle.net/10344/7824
Dr. Carrie Dike is happy to announce that she has accepted two new lecture positions, one at Rio Hondo College and another at Chapman University. She will also continue to lecture at Moorpark College.
TradSong Scholar Róisín Ní Ghallóglaigh has published a chapter on Meath Songs in book that was launched at the Leinster Fleadh. Ferguson, Pearse, and Antóin Mac Gabhann. Traditional music and song in County Meath. Meath: Fleadh Laighean 2019, 2019. xiv+309 pp. ISBN 9781527243583 (hbk).
TradSong Scholar Kara O’Brien published four articles for RTÉ’s Brainstorm, relating to traditional song and the modern music industry.
“Who are Live Nation, the company now behind the Electric Picnic?” Thursday, 29 Aug 2019 https://www.rte.ie/brainstorm/2019/0828/1071428-who-are-live-nation-the-company-now-behind-the-electric-picnic/
“Where did all the Lizzo tickets go?” Monday, 15 Jul 2019 https://www.rte.ie/brainstorm/2019/0715/1062122-where-did-all-the-lizzo-tickets-go/
“Why is Taylor Swift fuming about her old record label?” Monday, 8 Jul 2019 https://www.rte.ie/brainstorm/2019/0705/1060387-why-is-taylor-swift-fuming-about-her-old-record-label/
“Ireland’s Favourite Folk Song: why folks songs endure” Wednesday, 15 May 2019 https://www.rte.ie/brainstorm/2019/0514/1049434-irelands-favourite-folk-song-why-folk-songs-endure/