Irish Music Studies
College of Arts, Social Sciences, & Celtic Studies
Irish traditional music, song and dance are an integral part of Irish cultural life and identity. This programme provides an interdisciplinary introduction to the ways in which traditional Irish music, song and dance have contributed to the creation of identity amongst Irish communities on the island of Ireland and beyond. A practical workshop element in sean-nós singing and dancing, along with insights from literature, television and film enhances the learning experience.
Participants will gain an understanding of the ways in which Irish performers have been actively involved in imagining and re-imagining Ireland from the eighteenth century through to the present.
There are no specific entry requirements. No previous knowledge of the Irish language or of Irish music is necessary.
2 years, part-time
Next start date: September 2014
ECTS weighting: 30
Awards: Diploma in Irish Music Studies
Closing date: Summer 2014
NFQ level: 7
- Transmission of Irish traditional music and dance featuring workshops in sean-nós dancing and sean-nós singing
- Irish Roots and World Rhythms: The Journey and Influence of Irish Music 1750-2011
- Negotiating Identity through Irish traditional music and dance
- Traditional Music and Commodification: ‘The Pure Drop’ or ‘Pure Product’
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Centre for Irish Studies
Tel: 091 492051