Wednesday, 24 March 2021

Arts in Action - Vincent Woods in conversation with Mick Moloney

Vincent Woods in conversation with Mick Moloney, ‘Green Fields and Granite Songs’

Vincent Woods is a writer and broadcaster. Former Writer in Residence and teacher of creative writing and drama at NUIG, he has worked extensively with music and musicians, co-editing, with Eva Bourke, the anthology Fermata; Writings inspired by MusicMick Moloney holds a PhD in Folklore and Folklife from the University of Pennsylvania. He has taught ethnomusicology, folklore and Irish studies courses at the University of Pennsylvania, Georgetown, and Villanova Universities, and currently teaches at New York University in the Music and Irish Studies programs. He has recorded and produced over sixty albums of traditional music and acted as advisor for scores of festivals and concerts all over America. Mick also served as the artistic director for several major arts tours including The Green Fields of America, an ensemble of Irish musicians, singers and dancers which was formed in 1978 and toured internationally since then.In 1999 he was awarded the National Heritage Award from the Irish National Endowment for the Arts, the highest official honour a traditional artist can receive in the United States. Mick received the Presidential Distinguished Service Award from the President of Ireland in November of 2013.


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