filleadh-abhaile/bibliography

I found the articles and books below by searching online databases (including JSTOR, Project Muse, ProQuest, etc.), checking out bibliographies within the articles and books themselves, wandering down rabbit holes (i.e. Google searches), and snooping through miscellaneous Irish college websites to find dissertations. This list will get bigger over time. If you know of something I’m missing, please tell me about it. (I’m here to learn, too!) My citations are in Turabian/Chicago Manual of Style, but I leave out some info that clutters the page (e.g. access date, web address). I link to any publicly accessible version of the source.


Angell, Conor. “Irish Folksongs for the Vocal Studio, Part I.” Journal of Singing 72, no. 3 (January/February 2016): 371-377.

Bracefield, Hilary. “Let Erin Remember: The Irish-American Influence on Traditional Music in Ireland.” Writing Ulster 5 (1998): 29-44.

Bourke, Angela. “The Irish Traditional Lament and the Grieving Process.” Women’s Studies International Forum 11, no. 4 (1988): 287-291.

Bourke, Angela, Siobháin Kilfeather, Maria Luddy, Margaret Mac Curtain, Gerardine Meaney, Máirín Ní Dhonnchadha, Mary O’Dowd, and Clair Wills, eds. Anthology of Irish Writing. Vol. 4, Irish Women’s Writings and Traditions. New York: New York University Press, 2002.

Buckley, Ann. “Music and Musicians in Medieval Irish Society.” Early Music 28, no. 2 (May 2000): 165-176, 178-182, 185-190.

Coleman, Steve. “Joe Heaney and Style in Sean-nós Song.” Blas: The Local Accent in Traditional Irish Music, edited by Thérèse Smyth and Micheál Ó Súilleabháin. Dublin: Coulour Books, 1997.

Coleman, Steve. “Sentiment, Entelechy, and Text in Irish-Language Song Tradition.” Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the American Anthropological Association, San Francisco, November 1996.

Cosart, Jann, Angela Mariani, Chris Smith, and David Stattelman. “ Reconstructing the Music of Medieval Ireland: Altramar's Crossroads of the Celts.” Early Music 28, no. 2 (May 2000): 270-281.

Cope, Peter. “Adult Learning in Traditional Music.” British Journal of Music Education 22, no. 2 (July 2005): 125-140.

Crosson, Seán. “Traditional Music and Song and the Poetry of Thomas Kinsella.” Nordic Irish Studies 7 (2008): 71-89.

Dennehy, Donnacha. “Owning Overtones: Grá Agus Bás and Spectral Traditions.” Tempo 69, no. 271 (2015): 24-35.

Dillan, Aileen and Matthew Noone. “Irish Music Orientalism.” New Hibernia Review 20, no. 1 (January 2016): 121-137.

Dowling, Martin. “Rambling in the Field of Modern Identity: Some Speculations on Irish Traditional Music.” Radharc 5, no. 7 (2004-2006): 107-134.

Eamonn, Costello. “Sean-nós Song in the Oireachtas na Gaeilge Festival: The Aesthetics of Sean-nós Song Through the Gaze of the Oireachtas na Gaeilge Adjudicators.” Journal of International Council for Traditional Music Ireland 5 (2017): 31-47.

Ford, Stephanie. “Marginalised and Emerging Identities: The Traditional Voice in Irish Contemporary Music.” New Perspectives Postgraduate Symposium on the Humanities Reflections 1: 83-91.

Fhoghlú, Siobhán Ní. “Sean-Nós: A Living Tradition.” Books Ireland 299 (December 2007): 282.

Fleischmann, Aloys. “Aspects of George Petrie: IV.—Petrie's Contribution to Irish Music.” Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy: Archaeology, Culture, History, Literature 72 (1972): 195-218.

Fleming, Rachel. “Resisting Cultural Standardization: Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann and the Revitalization of Traditional Music in Ireland.” Journal of Folklore Research 41, no. 2 and 3  (May - Decemeber 2004): 227-257.

Flynn, Dave. “Traditional Irish Music: A Path to New Music.” PhD diss., Dublin Institute of Technology, 2010.

Gainza, Mikel. “Music Transcription Within Irish Traditional Music.” PhD thes., Dublin Institute of Technology, 2006. Accessed October 17, 2018. SMI Music Theses Register.

Harte, Colin. “Teaching the Tunes: Understanding the Role of Irish Traditional Music in Higher Education in North America.” Journal of International Council for Traditional Music Ireland 3 (Spring 2015).

Hast, Dorothea E., and Stanley Scott. Music in Ireland: Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.

Heaton, Shannon. “Playing by Heart: An Irish Traditional Approach.” Flutist Quarterly 42, no. 1 (Fall 2015): 28-31.

Henigan, Julie. Literacy and Orality in Eighteenth-Century Irish Song 2. Poetry and Song in the Age of Revolution. Edited by Michael Brown, John Kirk, and Andrew Noble. London: Pickering and Chatto, 2012.

Henry, Edward O. “Institutions for the Promotion of Indigenous Music: The Case for Ireland's Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann.” Ethnomusicology 33, no. 1 (Winter 1989): 67-95.

Hirt, Andreas. “Narrative Song Rhythm in the Lays of Fionn mac Cumhaill: Performance Practices and Insights into Medieval Gaelic Heroic Song.” Masters thes., Saint Francis Xavier University, 2008.

Hobbs, Holly. “Sean-nós i gConamara / Sean-nós in Connemara: Digital Media and Oral Tradition in the West of Ireland.” Oral Tradition 26, no. 2 (October 2011): 587-594.

Kelleher, Aileen. “Onset and Ornament Detection and Music Transcription for Monophonic Traditional Irish Music.” Masters thes., Dublin Institute of Technology, 2005.

Janssen, Berit, John A. Burgoyne, and Henkjan Honing. “Predicting Variation of Folk Songs: A Corpus Analysis Study on the Memorability of Melodies.” Front Psychology 8 (April 25, 2017): 621.

Lact, F. St. John. “Notes on Irish Music.” Proceedings of the Musical Association (1889 - 1890) 16th Sess. Royal Musical Association.

Lennon, Colm. “Ireland in the Renaissance: Recent Work and New Directions.” Renaissance Quarterly 66, no. 2 (Summer 2013): 568-580.

Love, Timothy M. “Irish Nationalism, Print Culture and the “Spirit of the Nation.” Nineteenth-Century Music Reviews 15 (2018): 189-208.

Lucy, Seán. “Metre and Movement in Anglo-Irish Verse.” Irish University Review 8, no. 2 (Autumn 1978): 151-177.

MacGreevy, Thomas. “Artistic Relations Between France and Ireland.” University Review 2, no. 8 (Winter 1961): 3-7.

McCann, Anthony. “Sean-nos Singing: A Bluffers Guide.” Living Tradition Magazine, 1998.

McCullough, Lawrence E. “Style in Traditional Irish Music.” Ethnomusicology 21, no. 1 (January 1977): 85-97.

McPhee, Erin L. “Modern Performance Practice and Aesthetics in Traditional Scottish Gaelic Singing.” PhD diss., University of Edinburgh, 2008.

Meade, Don. “The Composition of Irish Traditional Music.” Current Musicology 67 and 68 (Fall-Winter 1999): 289-298.

Meyer, Kuno. A Primer of Irish Metrics: With a Glossary, and an Appendix Containing an ALphabetical List of the Poets of Ireland. Dublin: School of Irish Learning, 1909.

Ó Canainn, Tomas. Traditional Music in Ireland. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1978.

Ó Cearbhaill, Pádraig. “Criticism: New Releases - Traditional Song: Fin de Siècle Sean - Nós.” Journal of Music, 2009.

Ó Conchubhair, Liam and Derek Bell. Traditional Songs of the North of Ireland. Dublin: Wolfhound Press, 1999.

Ó Cróinín, Dáibhí. The Songs of Elizabeth Cronin, Irish Traditional Singer: The Complete Song Collection. Portland: Four Courts Press, 2000.

Ó hUiginn, Brian. “Creolisation in Music Traditions: South Connemara, the Scottish Western Isles and Francophone Louisiana.” PhD thes., Dublin Institute of Technology, 2016.

Ó Laoire, Lillis and Sean Williams. Bright Star of the West: Joe Heaney, Irish Song Man. Oxford: Ocford University Press, 2011.

Ó Madagáin, Breandán. “Functions of Irish Song in the Nineteenth Century.” An Cumann le Béaloideas Éireann (The Folklore of Ireland Society) 53 (1985): 130-216.

Ó Súilleabhán, Domhnall. Ceol Amhránaíocht agus Rince na hÉireann [Irish Folk Music, Song, and Dance]. Cork: Mercier Press, 1974.

O’Laoghaire, Diarmuid. “Jesus Christ in Irish Spirituality.” The Furrow 32, no. 10 (October 1981): 627-638.

O’Sullivan, Donal, ed. Songs of the Irish: An Anthology of Irish Folk Music and Poetry with English Verse Translations. Dublin: Browne & Nolan Limited, 1960.

Porter, James. “Locating Celtic Music (and Song).” Western Folklore 57, no. 4 (Autumn 1998): 205-224.

Quinn, Bob. “Exotica Anonymous.” Journal of Music, 2003. Accessed October 10, 2018.

Riordan, Michelle O. “Makers and Metre.” The Poetry Ireland Review 67 (Winter 2000): 79-84.

Robinson, Tim. “The Song of Granite.” Irish Pages 5, no. 2 (2008): 31-39.

Shields, Hugh. Narrative Singing in Ireland: Lays, Ballads, Come-All-Yes and Other Songs. Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 2010.

Shields, Hugh. “Supplementary Syllables in Anglo-Irish Singing.” Yearbook of the International Folk Music Council 5 (1973): 62-71.

Shields, Hugh and Paulette Gershen. Garland Encyclopedia of World Music. Vol. 8, Europe, Part 3: Music Culture of Europe: Ireland. Edited by Timothy Rice, James Porter, and Chris Goertzen. Routledge: Taylor and Francis Group, 2000.

Shull, Jonathan. “Locating the past in the Present: Living Traditions and the Performance of Early Music.“ Ethnomusicology Forum 15, no. 1 (June 2006): 81-111.

Smith, Christopher J. “Irish Traditional Music on Audio Recordings: A Core Historical Collection.” Journal of American Folklore 125, no. 497 (Summer 2012): 343-358.

Smith, Sally K. Sommers. “Landscape and Memory in Irish Traditional Music.” Iris Éireannach Nua (New Hibernia Review) 2, no. 1 (Spring 1998): 132-144.

Smith, Sally K. Sommers. “Ceol Traidisiúnta: Irish Traditional Music in a Modern World.” Iris Éireannach Nua (New Hibernia Review) 5, no. 2 (Summer 2001): 111-125.

Smith, Thérèse. Ancestral Imprints: Histories of Irish Traditional Music and Dance. Cork, Ireland: Cork University Press, 2012.

Smith, Thérèse. “The Fragmentation of Irish Musical Thought and the Marginalisation of Traditional Music.” An Irish Quarterly Review 89, no. 354 (Summer 2000): 149- 158.

Stoebel, Lauren Weintraub. “Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann (The Irish Musicians' Association) and the Politics of Musical Community in Irish Traditional Music.“ PhD diss., City University of New York, 2015.

Thacker, Vanessa. “Adapting Voices: The Musical Lifeworld of Sean-nós Singing in Carna, Ireland.” PhD diss., University of Toronto, 2018.

Thurston, Donna. “Irish Music in Wellington: A Study of a Local Music Community.” Masters thes., Victoria University of Wellington, 2010.

Vallely, Fintan, ed. The Companion to Irish Traditional Music. 2nd ed. Tougher, Ireland: Cork University Press, 2011.

Waldron, Janice. “How Adult Learners Learn Celtic Traditional Music: An Exploratory Case Study.” Music Education Research International 3 (2009).

Weikle, Judith. “Lady Death and the Art of Mourning: Re-envisioning the Celtic Lament.” PhD diss., Prescott College, 2016.

White, Harry. “The Need for a Sociology of Irish Folk Music: A Review of Writings on ‘Traditional’ Music in Ireland, with Some Responses and Proposals.” International Review of the Aesthetics and Sociology of Music 15, no. 1 (June 1984): 3-13.

Williams, Sean. “Melodic Ornamentation in the Connemara Sean nos Singing of Joe Heaney.” Iris Éireannach Nua (New Hibernia Review) 8, no. 1 (Spring 2004): 122-145.