Crosbhealach an Cheoil/The Crossroads Conference 2003: Education and Traditional Music

Fintan Vallely (Editor), Liz Doherty (Editor), Therese Smith (Editor), Paul McGettrick (Editor), Eithne Vallely (Editor), Desi Wilkinson (Editor), Colette Moloney (Editor)

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A collection of 35 essays, the proceedings from Crosbhealach an Cheoil/The Crossroads Conference 2003 held at Ulster University. These are a cogent contribution for Irish Studies knowledge, and are of particular relevance to education state agencies and the media. Traditional music is soundly established in Ireland as a 'nation' music with a cross-class goodwill that sees large numbers of young people playing it as their music of choice. It is guided by enthusiastic idealists who run week-to-week teaching and seasonal music schools; they make things happen by belief, commitment, foresight, planning and persistence. Their work is paralleled by equally dedicated people in Scotland, England, Europe, Scandinavia and North America, all of whom are linked to Ireland by performance and touring in the one disparate, global community of case. Part of this picture too is the university-level study of traditional music in Ireland and Britain, out of which comes much valuable research and writing.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationDublin
Number of pages308
ISBN (Print)13:978-0951156957
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 1 Jun 2013


  • Irish music
  • Traditional music
  • teaching and learning
  • transmission
  • education
  • oral music learning


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