Music, Emotion and Identity in Ulster Marching Bands: Flutes, Drums and Loyal Sons (Paperback)Gordon Ramsey (author)
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This book presents an ethnography of three County Antrim flute bands from the very different genres of `part-music', `melody' and `blood and thunder'. The author explores the emotional rewards of communal music-making and the way that identities are formed through the acquisition of tastes, competences and skills within specific communal contexts, paying particular attention to the impact of class position. These issues are examined in the context of the competitions, concerts and street parades that are central to the social lives of thousands of band members and supporters in Northern Ireland.
Publisher: Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
Number of pages: 334
Weight: 490 g
Dimensions: 225 x 150 mm
Edition: New edition