Dr Liam Lillis Ó Laoire

BA, H.Dip.Ed., MA, Ph.D

Contact Details

Senior Lecturer
Scoil na Gaeilge
NUI
Galway

T: Ext. 5709
E: lillis.olaoire@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

English Below. Léachtóir sinsearach le Gaeilge mise i Scoil na dTeangacha, na Litríochtaí agus na gCultúr in Ollscoil na hÉireann, Gaillimh. Tógadh mé i nGaeltacht Thír Chonaill. Is céimí de chuid Ollscoil na hÉireann, Gaillimh agus de chuid Choláiste na hOllscoile, Corcaigh  mé. Múinim cúrsaí i mBéaloideas na Gaeilge den chuid is mó, cé go múinim cúrsaí litríochta ó am go ham. Múinim ar chúrsa an MA sa Nua-Ghaeilge chomh maith. Thosaigh mé anseo sa bhliain 2007. Mar ábhar taighde, tá suim agam sa Bhéaloideas agus go háirithe san amhránaíocht. Tá go leor foilseachán agam ar an amhránaíocht, leabhar ar an amhránaí mór le rá sean-nóis, Seosamh Ó hÉanaí ina measc. Stiúraigh mé an fhoireann a chuir suíomh idirlín le chéile tiomnaithe d'ábhar ó Chartlann Sheosaimh Uí Éanaí fosta. Is féidir an suíomh seo a fheiceáil ach dul go dtí an nasc seo: www.joeheaney.org.  Tá mé faoi láthair ag cur suime sa scéalaíocht agus i gcúrsaí an chreidimh sa Bhéaloideas. Cúrsa a mhúinim sa chéad bhliain do mhic léinn sa tSibhialtacht Cheilteach a spreag an tsuim sin. Tá mé ag obair ar dhialanna Sheáin Uí Eochaidh fosta - seacht n-imleabhar acu. Bhí na seacht n-aithne agam ar Sheán agus is ábhar mór spéise dom é níos mó a fhoghlaim faoina shaol mar bhailitheoir béaloidis i dTír Chonaill i dtríochaidí agus i ndaicheadaí na haoise seo a chuaigh thart.

I am a senior lecturer in Irish in the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, and was Head of School from 2010-2014. I'm a Donegal native and a graduate of NUI Galway and of University College Cork. I taught for many years at Thomond College and the University of Limerick. I was also a visiting Professor in Modern Languages and English at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles from 2002-2005.  I began my work at NUI Galway in 2007. I teach courses in Folklore, Literature  and  Culture, including Ethnomusicology. I teach on the MA in Modern Irish. I have published quite a lot on Gaelic song, most recently an award-winning, co-authored book (with Sean Williams) on the great Connemara singer Joe Heaney. I directed the team that constructed the website www.joeheaney.org consisting of materials from the Joe Heaney archive. You can see this site by clicking on the link to the URL above. I have become interested in storytelling and religion in the past few years, because of a course I teach to students of Celtic Civilization. I am researching the diaries of Seán Ó hEochaidh at the moment. I knew Sean very well and I am fascinated by the insight his diaries provide on life in Donegal in the thirties and forties of the last century.

Research Interests

Gaelic song traditions and history. Performance and transmission. Folklore - the Folk Tale. The National Folklore Collection. Seán Ó hEochaidh's folklore collections. Gender in Folklore. Ecocritical perspectives. 

Research Projects

  Project Start Date End Date
SENIOR RESEARCH FELLOWS 2009/10 L O'LAOIRE 01-SEP-09 31-AUG-13

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2015) 'Caointe agus amhráin chrúite: ‘Is le gach bó a lao agus is le gach caoineadh a cheol’'
Lillis Ó Laoire, Méadhbh Nic An Airchinnigh (2015) 'Caointe agus amhráin chrúite: ‘Is le gach bó a lao agus is le gach caoineadh a cheol’'. Aiste, 4 (1):155-176 [Details]
(2013) 'The Joe Heaney Archives'
Lillis Ó Laoire (2013) 'The Joe Heaney Archives'. Oral Tradition, 28 (2):363-370 [Details]
(2014) 'Seán Bán Mac Grianna and 'Christine Keeler''
Ó Laoire, Lillis (2014) 'Seán Bán Mac Grianna and 'Christine Keeler''. Scottish Studies, 37 (1):174-182 [Details]
(2013) 'From Galway Bay to Sydney Harbour: Joe Heaney's Concert at the Sydney Opera House in 1981'
Lillis Ó Laoire (2013) 'From Galway Bay to Sydney Harbour: Joe Heaney's Concert at the Sydney Opera House in 1981'. Béaloideas, 81 (1):170-190 [Details]
(2011) '‘Seosamh Ó hÉanaí agus Cearbhall Ó Dálaigh: Cleasa an Chrosáin san Oileán Úr'
Ó Laoire, L, Blankenhorn, V, Williams, S. (2011) '‘Seosamh Ó hÉanaí agus Cearbhall Ó Dálaigh: Cleasa an Chrosáin san Oileán Úr'. New Hibernia Review, Summer, :80-101 [Details]
(2009) 'Is mé go déanach i mBaile Sheáin: Donnchadh Rua Mac Conmara i dTalamh an Éisc'
Lillis Ó Laoire (2009) 'Is mé go déanach i mBaile Sheáin: Donnchadh Rua Mac Conmara i dTalamh an Éisc'. Léann, 2 (1):105-128 [Details]
(2009) '‘An Fhearúlacht agus an Bharántúlacht in dhá Amhrán le Seosamh Ó hÉanaí'
Ó Laoire, L., Williams, S. (2009) '‘An Fhearúlacht agus an Bharántúlacht in dhá Amhrán le Seosamh Ó hÉanaí'. Béaloideas, 77 :58-79 [Details]
(2009) ''The Silly Treun': An Odd Bird Identified'
Smith, JB,Laoire, LO (2009) ''The Silly Treun': An Odd Bird Identified'. Folk Life, 47 :51-57 [DOI] [Details]
(2006) '““Improvisations of Local Character:” Representations of Tragedy in the Absence of Theatre.” Text And Presentation'
Ó Laoire, L. (2006) '““Improvisations of Local Character:” Representations of Tragedy in the Absence of Theatre.” Text And Presentation'. The Comparative Drama Conference Series 2, Eag. Stratos E. Constantinidis (Ohio State University), :119-131 [Details]
(2005) '“Cuma agus Craiceann: The Aesthetics of Song in Tory Island”'
Ó Laoire, L. (2005) '“Cuma agus Craiceann: The Aesthetics of Song in Tory Island”'. Perspectives In Systematic Musicology: Selected Reports In Ethnomusicology 12, Eds. Roger W.H. Savage And Roger Kendall, Ucla, Dept. Of Ethnomusicology, :183-202 [Details]
(2004) '“The Right Words: Conflict and Resolution in a Gaelic Folk Song.” 19: (2), 187-213'
Ó Laoire, L. (2004) '“The Right Words: Conflict and Resolution in a Gaelic Folk Song.” 19: (2), 187-213'. Oral Tradition, 19 (2):187-213 [Details]
(2003) '“Teagasc na Gaeilge ag an Treas Leibhéal: Cá bhfuil Ár dTriall?” (Teaching Irish at Third Level)'
Ó Laoire, L. (2003) '“Teagasc na Gaeilge ag an Treas Leibhéal: Cá bhfuil Ár dTriall?” (Teaching Irish at Third Level)'. Teagasc na Gaeilge, 8 :60-70 [Details]
(2003) '“Fieldwork in Common Places: An Ethnographer’s Experience in Tory Island., 12:1, 113-136'
Ó Laoire, L. (2003) '“Fieldwork in Common Places: An Ethnographer’s Experience in Tory Island., 12:1, 113-136'. British Journal of Ethnomusicology, 12 (1):113-136 [Details]
(2002) '“Níl na daoine chomh te dá chéile agus a bhí siad: Meafair agus Moráltacht i nGaeilge Thír Chonaill”. 2. 116-132'
Ó Laoire, L. (2002) '“Níl na daoine chomh te dá chéile agus a bhí siad: Meafair agus Moráltacht i nGaeilge Thír Chonaill”. 2. 116-132'. Taighde agus Teagasc, 2 :116-132 [Details]
(2000) '“Metaphors We Live By: Some examples from Donegal Irish.” , 59, Winter 2000, 33-48'
Ó Laoire, L. (2000) '“Metaphors We Live By: Some examples from Donegal Irish.” , 59, Winter 2000, 33-48'. Western Folklore, Journal of the California Folklore Society, 59 :33-48 [Details]
(2000) '“Up Scraitheachaí: An tAitheantas Áitiúil agus Náisiúnta i gcomórtais amhránaíochta an tSean-Nóis ag an Oireachtas” (Local Identity and Competitive Singing in Sean-nós song.)'
Ó Laoire, L. (2000) '“Up Scraitheachaí: An tAitheantas Áitiúil agus Náisiúnta i gcomórtais amhránaíochta an tSean-Nóis ag an Oireachtas” (Local Identity and Competitive Singing in Sean-nós song.)'. An Aimsir Óg, :66-78 [Details]
(1999) 'Údair Úra/New Authorities: Cultural Process and Meaning in a Gaelic Folksong'
Ó Laoire (1999) 'Údair Úra/New Authorities: Cultural Process and Meaning in a Gaelic Folksong'. New Hibernia Review, 3 (3):131-144 [Details]
(1996) 'Ar Chreig i Lár na Farraige: Traditions of Song from Tory Island'
Lillis Ó Laoire (1996) 'Ar Chreig i Lár na Farraige: Traditions of Song from Tory Island'. Ulster Folklife, 42 (1):79-97 [Details]
(1996) 'Dearnad sa Bhrochán: An Traidisiún agus an tAthrú i leith an Damhsa i dToraigh'
Lillis Ó Laoire (1996) 'Dearnad sa Bhrochán: An Traidisiún agus an tAthrú i leith an Damhsa i dToraigh'. Oghma, 8 :35-45 [Details]
(1995) 'That be't Banagher and Banagher be't the Devi'
Lillis Ó Laoire (1995) 'That be't Banagher and Banagher be't the Devi'. Béaloideas, 62/63 :189-198 [Details]
(1990) 'Seanchas an Diabhail'
Lillis Ó Laoire (1990) 'Seanchas an Diabhail'. Béaloideas, 57 :1-108 [Details]

Books

  Year Publication
(2011) Bright Star of the West: Joe Heaney: Irish Song Man.
Williams, S. (2011) Bright Star of the West: Joe Heaney: Irish Song Man. New York: Oxford University Press. [Details]
(2002) Ar Chreag i Lár na Farraige: Amhráin agus Amhránaithe i dToraigh.
Lillis Ó Laoire (2002) Ar Chreag i Lár na Farraige: Amhráin agus Amhránaithe i dToraigh. Indreabhán: Cló Iar-Chonnacht. [Details]
(2007) On a Rock in the Middle of the Ocean: Songs and Singers on Tory Island.
Ó Laoire, Lillis (2007) On a Rock in the Middle of the Ocean: Songs and Singers on Tory Island. Ireland: Cló Iar-Chonnachta. [Details]
(2005) On a Rock in the Middle of the Ocean: Songs and Singers in Tory Island, Ireland.
Ó Laoire, L. (2005) On a Rock in the Middle of the Ocean: Songs and Singers in Tory Island, Ireland. Maryland: Lanham (Maryland): The Scarecrow Press. [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
(2014) Folk Life Volume 52:1 and 52 :2.
L. Ó Laoire (Ed.). (2014) Folk Life Volume 52:1 and 52 :2 Folk Life Volume 52:1 and 52 :2. http://www.maneyonline.com/loi/flk: Maney's. [Details]
(2002) The Petrie Collection of Ancient Irish Music.
David Cooper, Lillis Ó Laoire (Ed.). (2002) The Petrie Collection of Ancient Irish Music The Petrie Collection of Ancient Irish Music. Cork: Cork University Press. [Details]
(2000) Pobal na Gaeltachta: A Scéal agus a Dhán.
Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh, Lillis Ó Laoire, Seán Ó Súilleabháin (Ed.). (2000) Pobal na Gaeltachta: A Scéal agus a Dhán Pobal na Gaeltachta: A Scéal agus a Dhán. Indreabhán: Cló Iar-Chonnacht. [Details]
(1989) Muintir an Oileáin.
Lillis Ó Laoire (Ed.). (1989) Muintir an Oileáin Muintir an Oileáin. Dublin: An Gúm, Department of Education. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2015) 'Space, Place and Displacement in Two Gaelic Songs'
Lillis Ó Laoire (2015) 'Space, Place and Displacement in Two Gaelic Songs' In: Spatiality and Cultural Expression. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]
(2014) 'An Comhrá Síoraí: Cothú agus Athnuachan na hAmhránaíochta i Maigh Eo'
Lillis Ó Laoire (2014) 'An Comhrá Síoraí: Cothú agus Athnuachan na hAmhránaíochta i Maigh Eo' In: Mayo: History and Society. Dublin: Geography, Publications. [Details]
(2013) 'Traditional Song in Donegal'
Lillis Ó Laoire (2013) 'Traditional Song in Donegal' In: A Historical Atlas of Donegal. Cork: Cork University Press. [Details]
(2013) 'Réamhrá'
Tina-Karen Pusse, Lillis Ó Laoire (2013) 'Réamhrá' In: Marbhnaí Duino. Aistriúchán le Máire Mhac an tSaoi ar Duineser Elegien le Rainer Maria Rilke. Indreabhán: Leabhar Breac. [Details]
(2013) 'Notes on 40 Songs in this major collection of Irish language song texts'
Lillis Ó Laoire (2013) 'Notes on 40 Songs in this major collection of Irish language song texts' In: Leabhar Mór na nAmhrán. Indreabhán, Galway: Cló Iar-Chonnacht. [Details]
(2013) 'The Gaelic Undertow: Seán Ó hEochaidh's Field Trip to the Bluestacks in 1947'
Lillis Ó Laoire (2013) 'The Gaelic Undertow: Seán Ó hEochaidh's Field Trip to the Bluestacks in 1947' In: This Landscape's Fierce Embrace: The Poetry of Francis Harvey. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars' Press. [Details]
(2013) 'Popular Song in the Irish Language'
Lillis Ó Laoire (2013) 'Popular Song in the Irish Language' In: The Encyclopedia of Music in Ireland. Dublin: UCD Press. [Details]
(2013) 'Ceol agus Amhránaíocht'
Lillis Ó Laoire (2013) 'Ceol agus Amhránaíocht' In: Sealbhú an Traidisiúin. Dublin: Comhairle Bhéaloideas Éireann (Four Courts). [Details]
(2012) 'Críocha an Chirt; Téacsúlacht, Taibhléiriú agus Tuiscint san Amhránaíocht'
Lillis Ó Laoire (2012) 'Críocha an Chirt; Téacsúlacht, Taibhléiriú agus Tuiscint san Amhránaíocht' In: Léann an Dúchais: Aistí in Ómós do Ghearóid Ó Crualaoich. Cork: Cork University Press. [Details]
(2012) 'An Greann a choinneáil ag gabháil: An Traidisiún agus an tAthrú in Amhránaíocht agus i gCeol Chloich Cheannfhaola'
Lillis Ó Laoire (2012) 'An Greann a choinneáil ag gabháil: An Traidisiún agus an tAthrú in Amhránaíocht agus i gCeol Chloich Cheannfhaola' In: Teanga agus Litríocht na Gaeilge i gCúige Uladh sa Naoú hAois Déag (Éigse Loch Lao 1). Belfast, Northern Ireland: Ollscoil Uladh. [DOI] [Details]
(2010) 'Éigniú an Uaignis: Seán Ó Curraoin agus Micheál Ó Cuaig'
Ó Laoire, L. (2010) 'Éigniú an Uaignis: Seán Ó Curraoin agus Micheál Ó Cuaig' In: Filíocht Chomhaimseartha na Gaeilge. Dublin: Cois Life. [Details]
(2009) 'Parallel Songlines: James Joyce's 'The Dead' and Tomás Ó Criomhthain's An tOileánach'
Ó Laoire, L. (2009) 'Parallel Songlines: James Joyce's 'The Dead' and Tomás Ó Criomhthain's An tOileánach' In: Anáil an Bhéil Bheo: Orality and Modern Irish Culture. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. [Details]
(2008) 'Territories of Desire: Words and Music in the Irish Language'
Ó Laoire, L. (2008) 'Territories of Desire: Words and Music in the Irish Language' In: A New View of the Irish Language. Dublin: Cois Life. [Details]
(2007) 'Singing the Famine: Joe Heaney, ‘Johnny Seoighe’ and the Poetics of Performance'
Williams, S. (2007) 'Singing the Famine: Joe Heaney, ‘Johnny Seoighe’ and the Poetics of Performance' In: Dear Far-Voiced Veteran: Essays in Honour of Tom Munnelly. Miltown Malbay: The Old Kilfarboy Society. [Details]
(2006) 'Oidhreacht Amhránaíochta Chloich Cheannfhaola: Traidisiún agus Athrú'
Ó Laoire, L. (2006) 'Oidhreacht Amhránaíochta Chloich Cheannfhaola: Traidisiún agus Athrú' In: Coláiste Uladh 1906-2006. Gort A' Choirce: Coláiste Uladh. [Details]
(2006) 'Confessions of a Song Junkie'
Ó Laoire, L. (2006) 'Confessions of a Song Junkie' In: Irish Pages. [Details]
(2005) 'Irish Music 1800-2000'
Ó Laoire, L. (2005) 'Irish Music 1800-2000' In: The Cambridge Companion to Modern Irish Culture. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press. [Details]
(2004) 'Níl sí doiligh a iompar/No load to carry: A personal response to the current situation in Irish'
Ó Laoire, L. (2004) 'Níl sí doiligh a iompar/No load to carry: A personal response to the current situation in Irish' In: Who Needs Irish: Reflections on the Importance of the Irish Language Today. Dublin: Veritas. [Details]
(2003) 'Tír na nÓg agus Talamh na hÉireann'
Ó Laoire, L. (2003) 'Tír na nÓg agus Talamh na hÉireann' In: Coincheap na háite i litríocht Ghaeilge na hAlban agus na hÉireann. Dublin: Coiscéim. [Details]
(2003) 'The Hierarchy of Tradition in Representations of Gaelic and English Language Song in Ireland'
McCann, A. (2003) 'The Hierarchy of Tradition in Representations of Gaelic and English Language Song in Ireland' In: Global Pop: Local Language. Jackson, Mississippi: University of Mississippi Press. [Details]
(2002) 'Ó Chroí Amach: Ceist na hAéistéitice in Amhránaíocht na Gaeilge'
Ó Laoire, L. (2002) 'Ó Chroí Amach: Ceist na hAéistéitice in Amhránaíocht na Gaeilge' In: In Téada Dúchais: aistí in ómós don ollamh Breandán Ó Madagáin. Indreabhán: Cló Iar-Chonnachta. [Details]
(2002) 'Ó Chroí Amach: Spléachadh ar Cheist na hAeistéitice in Amhránaíocht na Gaeilge'
Ó Laoire, L. (2002) 'Ó Chroí Amach: Spléachadh ar Cheist na hAeistéitice in Amhránaíocht na Gaeilge' In: Téada Dúchais (Festschrift for Breandán Ó Madagáin, Emeritus Professor of Irish, University College Galway). (Aesthetics of Gaelic Song). [Details]
(2000) 'Gort A' Choirce agus Toraigh'
Ó Laoire, L. (2000) 'Gort A' Choirce agus Toraigh' In: Pobal na Gaeltachta: A Scéal agus a Dhán. Indreabhán: Cló Iar-Chonnacht. [Details]
(1999) 'Mura gClúdóinn Mo Chluasa: Seachadadh na nAmhrán i dToraigh'
Ó Laoire, L. (1999) 'Mura gClúdóinn Mo Chluasa: Seachadadh na nAmhrán i dToraigh' In: Léachtaí Cholm Cille: Foinn agus Fonnadóirí. Maigh Nuad: An Sagart. [Details]
(1997) 'Sexual Dissidence in the Poetry of Cathal Ó Searcaigh'
Ó Laoire, L. (1997) 'Sexual Dissidence in the Poetry of Cathal Ó Searcaigh' In: Sex Nation and Dissent: Sexual Dissidence in Irish Writing. Press: Cork University. [Details]
(1995) 'An Ceol Dúchais i dTír Chonaill'
Ó Laoire, L. (1995) 'An Ceol Dúchais i dTír Chonaill' In: Donegal, History and Society. Dublin: Geography Publications. [Details]
(1994) 'Tart an Anma agus Deoch na Colla: Forbairt Théama an Choimthís i Saothar Sheosaimh Mhic Grianna'
Lillis Ó Laoire (1994) 'Tart an Anma agus Deoch na Colla: Forbairt Théama an Choimthís i Saothar Sheosaimh Mhic Grianna' In: Rí-Éigeas na nGael: Léachtaí Cuimhneacháin ar Sheosamh Mac Grianna. Dublin: Coiscéim. [Details]
(1993) 'A Yellow Spot on the Snow: Introduction: Cathal Ó Searcaigh'
Lillis Ó Laoire (1993) 'A Yellow Spot on the Snow: Introduction: Cathal Ó Searcaigh' In: An Bealach 'na Bhaile/Homecoming. Indreabhán: Cló Iar-Chonnacht. [Details]
(1992) 'Scoil agus Foghlaim, Léann agus Béarla: Máire agus an tOideachas'
Lillis Ó Laoire (1992) 'Scoil agus Foghlaim, Léann agus Béarla: Máire agus an tOideachas' In: Johneen Corduroy Answers Critics: Léachtaí Cuimhneacháin ar Shéamus MacGrianna. Dublin: Coiscéim. [Details]
(1990) 'Scríbhneoireacht Fhinn Mhic Cumhaill'
Lillis Ó Laoire (1990) 'Scríbhneoireacht Fhinn Mhic Cumhaill' In: Scríbhneoireacht na gConallach. Dublin: Coiscéim. [Details]
(1989) 'Traidisiún na nAmhrán in Iar-Dheisceart Thír Chonaill'
Lillis Ó Laoire (1989) 'Traidisiún na nAmhrán in Iar-Dheisceart Thír Chonaill' In: Oidhreacht Ghleann Cholm Cille. Dublin: An Clóchomhar. [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
(2015) 'Emotion and Song as Gaeilge'
L. Ó Laoire (2015) 'Emotion and Song as Gaeilge' Irish Pages, 9 (1) :201-210. [Details]
(2015) 'Dialann Sheáin Uí Eochaidh'
Lillis Ó Laoire (2015) 'Dialann Sheáin Uí Eochaidh' Donegal Annual, 67 (1) :109-122. [Details]
(2011) 'Dispelling Amnesia, Augmenting Memory: The Songs of Róise Uí Ghrianna'
Lillis Ó Laoire (2011) 'Dispelling Amnesia, Augmenting Memory: The Songs of Róise Uí Ghrianna' Dublin Review of Books, 17 (1) :Online Journal-6000 words. [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2015) Ról na nEalaíon sa Phleanáil Teanga,
Lillis Ó Laoire (2015) Na hEalaíona Béil agus an Phleanáil Teanga: Neartú na nGréasán Cultúrtha. [Invited Oral Presentation], Ról na nEalaíon sa Phleanáil Teanga, Na Forbacha, Co. Galway , 18-SEP-15 - 18-SEP-15. [Details]
(2015) Comhdháil ar Litríocht agus ar Chultúr na Gaeilge,
Lillis Ó Laoire (2015) Comhdháil Bhliantúil Roinn na Gaeilge OÉ Gaillilmh. [Chaired Session], Comhdháil ar Litríocht agus ar Chultúr na Gaeilge, Gaillimh/Galway , 09-OCT-15 - 10-OCT-15. [Details]
(2015) Dhá Leagan Déag: An Sean-nós san Aonú hAois is Fiche,
Lillis Ó Laoire, Micheál Ó Conghaile, Philip Fogarty (2015) A two day international conference to discuss aspects of sean-nós song in contemporary culture. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Dhá Leagan Déag: An Sean-nós san Aonú hAois is Fiche, Moore Institute NUI Galway , 24-JUN-15 - 25-AUG-15. [Details]
(2015) The Irish Song Tradition,
Lillis Ó Laoire (2015) Influence of Nationalism on Song in Irish. [Invited Oral Presentation], The Irish Song Tradition, University of Limerick , 14-OCT-15 - 14-OCT-15. [Details]
(2015) An Droim Deileoir: Famine Language and Representation,
L. Ó Laoire (2015) A conference on the Irish Language and the Famine. [Conference Organising Committee Member], An Droim Deileoir: Famine Language and Representation, University of Ulster, Belfast , 26-MAR-15 - 28-MAR-15. [Details]
(2015) CULTURE(S) IN SUSTAINABLE FUTURES: THEORIES, POLICIES, PRACTICES (COST conference),
Mahon, M., McGrath, B., O'Laoire, L. (2015) Session title: The transformative potential of cultural and artistic endeavours for sustainable rural futures. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], CULTURE(S) IN SUSTAINABLE FUTURES: THEORIES, POLICIES, PRACTICES (COST conference), Helsinki , 06-MAY-15 - 08-MAY-15. [Details]
(2015) Éigse Oirialla,
Lillis Ó Laoire (2015) Sean-Ghaeltacht na nUltach: Ceangail Cheoil agus Filíochta. [Invited Lecture], Éigse Oirialla, Omeath, Co. Louth , 03-OCT-15 - 03-OCT-15. [Details]
(2015) An Droim Deileoir: Language, The Famine and Representation,
L. Ó Laoire (2015) Is cuimhin liom m'athair mór a rá: Seanchas Néill Uí Dhubhthaigh fán Ghorta. [Conference Paper], An Droim Deileoir: Language, The Famine and Representation, University of Ulster Belfast , 27-MAR-15 - 27-MAR-15. [Details]
(2015) REELC/ENCLS 6th Biennial Congress European Network for Comparative Literary Studies,
Lillis Ó Laoire (2015) 'Amhrán Mhaighinse' as a site of longing and belonging. [Conference Paper], REELC/ENCLS 6th Biennial Congress European Network for Comparative Literary Studies, NUI Galway , 28-AUG-15. [Details]
(2014) Singing Storytellers,
L. Ó Laoire (2014) Poets and Singers of the Great Ocean. [Conference Paper], Singing Storytellers, Cape Breton University, Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada , 09-OCT-14 - 12-OCT-14. [Details]
(2014) An Historical Typology of Irish Song,
Lillis Ó Laoire (2014) Reifying Irish Song: in the interstices of orality and literacy. [Conference Paper], An Historical Typology of Irish Song, The Queen's University of Belfast , 18-SEP-14 - 19-SEP-14. [Details]
(2014) ICTM Ireland Annual Conference,
Lillis Ó Laoire (2014) Nuala O'Faoláin and 'Tráthnóna Beag Aréir'. [Chaired Session], ICTM Ireland Annual Conference, NUI Galway , 20-FEB-14 - 23-FEB-14. [Details]
(2014) An Greann sa Ghaeilge,
Lillis Ó Laoire (2014) A Paper on the international folktale 'The Enchanted Pear Tree' AT1423. [Chaired Session], An Greann sa Ghaeilge, Glucksman Ireland House, New York University , 07-MAR-14 - 08-MAY-14. [Details]
(2014) Singing Storytellers Conference,
L. Ó Laoire (2014) A Life in Song and Story by Seán Ó Sé. [Chaired Session], Singing Storytellers Conference, Cape Breton University, Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada , 09-OCT-14 - 19-APR-15. [Details]
(2013) ACIS,
Lillis Ó Laoire (2013) Textualising Irish Performance. Reifying the Work of Joe Heaney. [Chaired Session], ACIS, Chicago, USA , 10-APR-13 - 13-APR-13. [Details]
(2012) The Speckled Ground: Hybridity in Irish and Galician Cultural Production,
Shaughnessy, Lorna; Ó Laoire, Lillis (2012) Oganised 3 day international symposium with the Dept of Irish Studies, A Coruña, Spain. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], The Speckled Ground: Hybridity in Irish and Galician Cultural Production, NUI Galway , 29-MAR-12 - 31-MAR-12. [Details]
(2012) Creativity at the Edge; the role of the arts and creativity in sustaining rural and Gaeltacht communities - beyond economic critiquesd,
Mahon, M., Farrell, M., McDonagh, J., O'Laoire, L., McGrath, B. (2012) The role of the arts and creativity in rural sustainability. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Creativity at the Edge; the role of the arts and creativity in sustaining rural and Gaeltacht communities - beyond economic critiquesd, Moore Institute, NUI Galway , 19-JUN-12 - 19-JUN-12. [Details]
(2012) ACIS,
Lillis Ó Laoire (2012) Ireland at Home: Seán Ó hEochaid's field trip to the Blue Stacks 1947. [Chaired Session], ACIS, New Orleans , 14-MAR-12 - 17-MAY-14. [Details]
(2011) ICTM International Conference,
Lillis Ó Laoire (2011) Can The Subaltern Sing? Joe Heaney in Sydney. [Chaired Session], ICTM International Conference, Memorial University, Newfoundland , 13-JUL-11 - 17-JUL-11. [Details]
(2003) Sean Nós: Léargas Nua,
Ó Laoire, L. (2003) Plenary lecture presented at Comhdháil Litríochta agus Cultúir School of Irish, NUI, Galway. [Invited Oral Presentation], Sean Nós: Léargas Nua, Comhdháil Litríochta agus Cultúir School of Irish, NUI, Galway , 11-OCT-03 - 11-OCT-03. [Details]
(2001) Chan sin an dóigh a raibh sé againne anseo / That's not the way that we had it here. Culturally specific expression and the construction of Local Identity,
Ó Laoire, L. (2001) Landscapes of Memory International Conference. [Oral Presentation], Chan sin an dóigh a raibh sé againne anseo / That's not the way that we had it here. Culturally specific expression and the construction of Local Identity, Dept. of Anthropology, NUI, Maynooth , 01-JUN-01 - 01-JUN-01. [Details]
(1998) Entertainment and Representation in a Donegal Community,
Ó Laoire, L. (1998) Irish Anthropological Society's Winter Meeting. [Oral Presentation], Entertainment and Representation in a Donegal Community, NUI, Maynooth , 05-DEC-98 - 05-DEC-98. [Details]
(1997) National Identity and Local Ethnicity: The Case of the Gaelic League's Oireachtas Song Competitions,
Ó Laoire, L. (1997) Memorial University of Newfoundland's International Phenomenon of Singing Conference. [Oral Presentation], National Identity and Local Ethnicity: The Case of the Gaelic League's Oireachtas Song Competitions, St John's, Newfoundland , 25-JUN-97 - 25-JUN-97. [Details]
(1997) Sean nós: Old Style, New Insights,
Ó Laoire, L. (1997) Department of Celtic. [Invited Lecture], Sean nós: Old Style, New Insights, Harvard University Cambridge, Massachusetts , 01-MAR-97 - 01-MAR-97. [Details]

ANET/COS

  Year Publication
(2015) Performance, Place and Memory in Some Gaelic Songs of Ireland. Nazir Ali Jaizharabhoy Colloquium Series, Ethnomusicology, UCLA.
Lillis Ó Laoire (2015) Performance, Place and Memory in Some Gaelic Songs of Ireland. Nazir Ali Jaizharabhoy Colloquium Series, Ethnomusicology, UCLA. ANET/COS [Details]
(2014) That Song Never Let Me Down: Invited Lecture, English and Music, Boston University.
Lillis Ó Laoire (2014) That Song Never Let Me Down: Invited Lecture, English and Music, Boston University. ANET/COS [Details]
(2014) Perspectives on the Aesthetics of Gaelic Song. Festival of Ireland. CICUS, University of Seville, Spain.
Lillis Ó Laoire (2014) Perspectives on the Aesthetics of Gaelic Song. Festival of Ireland. CICUS, University of Seville, Spain. ANET/COS [Details]

Conference Paper

  Year Publication
(2015) Cultural workers, precarious livelihoods, sustaining rural futures. Cultures in Sustainable Futures COST Conference, Helsinki.
Mahon, M., McGrath, B., O'Laoire, L. (2015) Cultural workers, precarious livelihoods, sustaining rural futures. Cultures in Sustainable Futures COST Conference, Helsinki. Conference Paper [Details]
(2012) The Speckled Ground: Irish Studies Conference. Co-organiser with Lorna Shaughnessy and the Dept of Irish Studies, A Coruña, Spain [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson] The Speckled Ground: Hybridity in Irish and Galician Cultural Production NUI Galway.
Shaughnessy, Lorna; Ó Laoire, Lillis (2012) The Speckled Ground: Irish Studies Conference. Co-organiser with Lorna Shaughnessy and the Dept of Irish Studies, A Coruña, Spain [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson] The Speckled Ground: Hybridity in Irish and Galician Cultural Production NUI Galway. Conference Paper [Details]
(2001) Fieldwork in Common Places: The Case of Tory Island, Co. Donegal. International Council for Traditional Music conference.
Ó Laoire, L. (2001) Fieldwork in Common Places: The Case of Tory Island, Co. Donegal. International Council for Traditional Music conference. Rio de Janeiro: Conference Paper [Details]
(1998) Údair Úra/New Authorities. Cultural Process in a Gaelic Folksong. International Association for Irish Literatures (IASIL) International Conference.
Ó Laoire, L. (1998) Údair Úra/New Authorities. Cultural Process in a Gaelic Folksong. International Association for Irish Literatures (IASIL) International Conference. University of Limerick: Conference Paper [Details]

Editorship of Journals

  Year Publication
(2015) Folk Life: Journal of Ethnological Studies.
Lillis Ó Laoire (editor) Philip Fogarty (assistant editor) (2015) Folk Life: Journal of Ethnological Studies. Leeds: Editorship of Journals [Details]

Invited Lectures

  Year Publication
(2015) Transformations of Indigenous Performance. Keynote Lecture at Irish Society for Theatre Research Conference, Tralee, Co. Kerry.
Lillis Ó Laoire (2015) Transformations of Indigenous Performance. Keynote Lecture at Irish Society for Theatre Research Conference, Tralee, Co. Kerry. Invited Lectures [Details]
(2008) I saw the tears: Aesthetics in Gaelic Song. The Angus Matheson Memorial Lecture.
Ó Laoire, L. (2008) I saw the tears: Aesthetics in Gaelic Song. The Angus Matheson Memorial Lecture. Department of Celtic: University of Glasgow: Invited Lectures [Details]
(2003) Traditional Song Studies. The Current Situation, Irish Language and Culture Conference.
Ó Laoire, L. (2003) Traditional Song Studies. The Current Situation, Irish Language and Culture Conference. University College Galway: Invited Lectures [Details]
(1998) Traditional Gaelic Song. Les Orients Musicaux.: Aux Sources Du Chant Occidental.
Ó Laoire, L. (1998) Traditional Gaelic Song. Les Orients Musicaux.: Aux Sources Du Chant Occidental. Académie du Chant Ancien, Marseille, France: Invited Lectures [Details]

Media

  Year Publication
(2008) An Mhaighdean Mhara. Corn Uí Riada 1972-2007. Indreabhán: Cló Iar-Chonnachta.
Ó Laoire, L. (2008) An Mhaighdean Mhara. Corn Uí Riada 1972-2007. Indreabhán: Cló Iar-Chonnachta. Media [Details]
(2005) Wander my Friends/ Seo Libh a Chairde. Battlestar Galactica Season One. Original Soundtrack.
Ó Laoire, L. (2005) Wander my Friends/ Seo Libh a Chairde. Battlestar Galactica Season One. Original Soundtrack. Media [Details]
(2004) Cumha Olowan. Bridge Across the Blue.
Ó Laoire, L., Perea, J.C. (2004) Cumha Olowan. Bridge Across the Blue. Media [Details]
(2001) Mise agus Tusa. (RTE 241CD): Ag an gCóisir: Réalta 2001. Finalist in Raidió na Gaeltachta's (Irish Language Broadcasting) competition for newly composed songs with lyrics in Irish in modern idiom.
Ó Laoire, L. (2001) Mise agus Tusa. (RTE 241CD): Ag an gCóisir: Réalta 2001. Finalist in Raidió na Gaeltachta's (Irish Language Broadcasting) competition for newly composed songs with lyrics in Irish in modern idiom. Media [Details]
(1997) Datgan: Traditional Singing from Brittany Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Datgan CD183H.
Ó Laoire, L., Smith, M., Ebrel, A., Murphy, J. (1997) Datgan: Traditional Singing from Brittany Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Datgan CD183H. Media [Details]
(1996) Bláth Gach Géag dá dTig. CICD 075.
Ó Laoire, L. (1996) Bláth Gach Géag dá dTig. CICD 075. Media [Details]

Workshops

  Year Publication
(2008) Re-imagining Tradition: Ó Riada's Musical Legacy in the 21st century. The Ó Riada Memorial Lecture.
Ó Laoire, L. (2008) Re-imagining Tradition: Ó Riada's Musical Legacy in the 21st century. The Ó Riada Memorial Lecture. Department of Music, Cork: Workshops [Details]
(2008) Re-imagining Tradition: The Legacy of Seán Ó Riada in the Twenty First Century. Seán Ó Riada Memorial Lecture.
Ó Laoire, L. (2008) Re-imagining Tradition: The Legacy of Seán Ó Riada in the Twenty First Century. Seán Ó Riada Memorial Lecture. Dept. of Music, UCC: Workshops [Details]
(2007) Mothers, Sons, Brothers, Sisters: Contextualized Readings of some Gaelic Love Songs. Irish Women's History Conference.
Ó Laoire, L. (2007) Mothers, Sons, Brothers, Sisters: Contextualized Readings of some Gaelic Love Songs. Irish Women's History Conference. NUI Galway: Workshops [Details]
(2007) Dúchas, Díomá, Dóchas: Ceisteanna in Amhránaíocht na Gaeilge Inniu. University of Limerick Research Seminar.
Ó Laoire, L. (2007) Dúchas, Díomá, Dóchas: Ceisteanna in Amhránaíocht na Gaeilge Inniu. University of Limerick Research Seminar. University of Limerick: Workshops [Details]
(2006) Ciorcal na nAmhrán: Ag múineadh na n-amhrán i dToraigh. Slí Cholm Cille, Iomairt Conference.
Ó Laoire, L. (2006) Ciorcal na nAmhrán: Ag múineadh na n-amhrán i dToraigh. Slí Cholm Cille, Iomairt Conference. Belfast: Workshops [Details]
(2006) Songs and Local History: Examples from Tory Island County Donegal. Rathkeale, Co. Limerick.
Ó Laoire, L. (2006) Songs and Local History: Examples from Tory Island County Donegal. Rathkeale, Co. Limerick. Rathkeale, Co. Limerick: Workshops [Details]
(2006) Tory Island Song Traditions Rhine Valley Association of Irish Studies. Strasbourg.
Ó Laoire, L. (2006) Tory Island Song Traditions Rhine Valley Association of Irish Studies. Strasbourg. Strasbourg: Workshops [Details]
(2005) Guthanna comhaimseartha san amhránaíocht ar an sean-nós. Discussion & Performance of New Work. Sionna Festival, UL.
Ó Laoire, L., Ó Lionáird, I., Ní Uallacháin, P., Ní Dhomhnaill, N., Jenkinson, B. (2005) Guthanna comhaimseartha san amhránaíocht ar an sean-nós. Discussion & Performance of New Work. Sionna Festival, UL. Workshops [Details]
(2005) Irish Bodies: Current Expressions in Dance and Song. Sionna International Festival of Music and Dance.
Ó Laoire, L. (2005) Irish Bodies: Current Expressions in Dance and Song. Sionna International Festival of Music and Dance. University of Limerick: Workshops [Details]
(2004) Is mé go déanach i mBaile Sheáin. Tionchar na Gaeilge ar Thréasamhráin Thalamh an Éisc. Tionól.
Ó Laoire, L. (2004) Is mé go déanach i mBaile Sheáin. Tionchar na Gaeilge ar Thréasamhráin Thalamh an Éisc. Tionól. Comhairle Contae Phort Láirge: Workshops [Details]
(2004) Play's The Thing. Representations of Tragedy in the Absence of Theatre. International Drama Conference.
Ó Laoire, L. (2004) Play's The Thing. Representations of Tragedy in the Absence of Theatre. International Drama Conference. California State University, Northridge: Workshops [Details]
(2003) Treason Songs: Some Ireland Newfoundland Connections. Phenomenon of Singing Conference III, St. John's Newfoundland.
Ó Laoire, L., O' Donnell, Ruán (2003) Treason Songs: Some Ireland Newfoundland Connections. Phenomenon of Singing Conference III, St. John's Newfoundland. University of Limerick: Workshops [Details]
(2002) The Right Version: Specificity in Gaelic Song Texts and the Dynamics of Community. Twenty-Fourth Annual Celtic Studies Conference of the University of California.
Ó Laoire, L. (2002) The Right Version: Specificity in Gaelic Song Texts and the Dynamics of Community. Twenty-Fourth Annual Celtic Studies Conference of the University of California. University of California: Workshops [Details]
(2002) World View and Metaphor in the Irish Language. Keough Institute of Irish Studies.
Ó Laoire, L. (2002) World View and Metaphor in the Irish Language. Keough Institute of Irish Studies. University of Notre Dame: Workshops [Details]
(2001) The People are not as Warm to each other as they were . Metaphorical Worldview in Irish.
Ó Laoire, L. (2001) The People are not as Warm to each other as they were . Metaphorical Worldview in Irish. Glucksman Ireland House, New York University: Workshops [Details]
(2001) Donegal Traditional Fiddling . Moderator. Panel Discussion with Paddy Glackin and Robbie Hannan.
Ó Laoire, L. (2001) Donegal Traditional Fiddling . Moderator. Panel Discussion with Paddy Glackin and Robbie Hannan. Fowler Museum of Cultural History, UCLA: Workshops [Details]
(2000) Metaphors we live by: Some examples from Donegal Irish. University of California Celtic Studies Colloquium.
Ó Laoire, L. (2000) Metaphors we live by: Some examples from Donegal Irish. University of California Celtic Studies Colloquium. UCLA: Workshops [Details]
(2000) Parallel Songlines: James Joyce's The Dead and Tomás Ó Criomhthain's An tOileánach.. ACIS International Conference University of Limerick.
Ó Laoire, L. (2000) Parallel Songlines: James Joyce's The Dead and Tomás Ó Criomhthain's An tOileánach.. ACIS International Conference University of Limerick. Workshops [Details]
(1999) Song Performance in Ireland: Therapy and Transgression?. Department of Anthropology, NUI, Maynooth.
Ó Laoire, L. (1999) Song Performance in Ireland: Therapy and Transgression?. Department of Anthropology, NUI, Maynooth. Department of Anthropology, NUI, Maynooth: Workshops [Details]
(1997) Unless I had covered my ears... Aspects of Transmission of Traditional Song in Ireland. Department of Music Education in conjunction with Ireland House, New York University.
Ó Laoire, L. (1997) Unless I had covered my ears... Aspects of Transmission of Traditional Song in Ireland. Department of Music Education in conjunction with Ireland House, New York University. Workshops [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2007 Deis Award (Publication) Arts Council of Ireland
2007 Údarás na Gaeltachta Grant Údarás na Gaeltachta
2005 Arts Council of Ireland Deis Scheme Award Arts Council of Ireland
2001 Ireland Newfoundland Partnership Educational Bursary Ireland Newfoundland Partnership
2002 Publication Grant. Raidió na Gaeltachta Raidió na Gaeltachta
2000 The Mc Intyre Award Donegal County Council
1999 Duais Phiarais Béaslaí Oireachtas na Gaeilge
1999 Translation Grant. Arts Council of Ireland Arts Council of Ireland
1996 Fulbright Scholarship to UCLA Fulbright
2009 Gradam Comórtha Tom Pháidín Tom Éigse an Spidéil
2011 Gradam Shean-Nós Cois Life Sean-Nós Cois Life
2012 Alan P. Merriam Prize Society for Ethnomusicology

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
The Folklore Society of Ireland Ordinary Member /
International Council for Traditional Music Ordinary Member /
British Forum of Ethnomusicology Member /
New English-Irish Dictionary Advisory Board /
Irish Traditional Music Archive Board Member /
Anthropological Association of Ireland Vice Chair /
Coiste Léann na Gaeilge Academic Board /

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
NUI, Galway, Ireland Lecturer, Scoil na Gaeilge 01-JAN-07 / 21-MAY-14
Irish World Academy of Music and Dance Visiting Scholar /
Loyola Marymount University Visiting Professor Irish Studies /
University of Limerick Lecturer /
Irish Studies Course Director /
Subject Leader (Irish) /
Irish World Music Centre, University of Limerick Director Ionad na nAmhrán /
Thomond College/University of Limerick Assistant Lecturer /

Teaching Interests

Múinim cúrsaí sa Bhéaloideas ag gach leibhéal ón chéad bhliain go dtí leibhéal na Máistreachta agus na Dochtúireachta and na hIar-dhochtúireachta.                            
I teach courses in Folklore in all years of the BA programme and at Master's level. I also supervise and mentor doctoral students and have been the director for one postdoctoral fellow.