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A Short History of Irish Traditional Music - Short Histories (Paperback)
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A Short History of Irish Traditional Music - Short Histories (Paperback)

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Paperback 208 Pages / Published: 08/05/2017
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The history of Irish traditional music, song and dance from the mythological harp of the Dagda right up to Riverdance and beyond.

Exploring an abundant spectrum of historical sources, music and folklore, this guide uncovers the contribution of the Normans to Irish dancing, the role of the music maker in Penal Ireland, as well as the popularity of dance tunes and set dancing from the end of the 18th century. It also follows the music of the Irish diaspora from as far apart as Newfoundland and the music halls of vaudeville to the musical tapestry of Irish America today.

Publisher: O'Brien Press Ltd
ISBN: 9781847178732
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 204 g
Dimensions: 196 x 130 x 15 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

a journey across a soundscape 2,500 years old ... an enjoyable book for anyone who wants a starting point in Irish music

-- Evening Echo

O'hAllmhurain's book is accessible to the general reader yet animated at all times by a comprehensive knowledge of his subject. From music in early and medieval Ireland to the response to successive waves of invasion, through the music of pre-Famine Ireland to its development far beyond its original shores, there is no better guide to its beauty, spirit and reach

* Irish Voice *

an informed and informative single volume study of the history of Irish traditional music, song and dance from the mythological harp of the Dagda right up to Riverdance and beyond. Exploring a wide spectrum of sources, this impressively well written, organized and presented guide uncovers the contribution of the Normans to Irish dancing, the role of the music maker in Penal Ireland, as well as the popularity of dance tunes and set dancing from the end of the 18th century

* Library Book Watch *

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