Call For Papers: 3rd Women and Music in Ireland Conference

Call for Papers

3rd Women and Music in Ireland Conference

Presented by The Music Department, St Patrick’s College Drumcondra

in association with

The Society for Musicology in Ireland



Saturday10 May 2014


The third conference on Women and Music in Ireland will take place on the 10th of May 2014 at the Music Department, St Patrick’s College, Drumcondra. Following on from the 2010 and 2012 Women and Music in Ireland conferences, the 2014 conference hopes to further develop research into the roles of women in all aspects of musical life in Ireland. The conference aims to bring academics, performers and music enthusiasts together to examine the role of women and music in Ireland, their relationship with music and their collaborations with their peers. The conference organisers invite proposals exploring all aspects of women and music in Ireland. Proposals for themed panel sessions, lecture recitals and round-table discussions are also encouraged. Of particular interest for this conference is the role of women in the development of music education in Ireland from the nineteenth century to the present day. The keynote address will be delivered by Nicola LeFanu and the lunchtime concert will be performed by The Fidelio Trio, artists-in-residence at The Music Department, St Patrick’s College.


Other suggested areas of interest:

  • The     female musician in traditional Irish music
  • The developing     role of female composers
  • Gender studies     and Irish music
  • Representations     of gender and the development of popular music in Ireland
  • Female     philanthropy and music development in Ireland


Proposals for individual papers should be in the form of an abstract of c.250 words. Proposals for panel sessions should include a summary and an individual abstract for each participant.


Proposals should include the following information:

Name and Title

Institution or Organisation Affiliation

Contact details

Any special technical requirements (piano, OHP, PowerPoint, audio/visual, etc)

Submission Procedure

Proposals should be sent as e-mail attachments (.doc or .docx or .pdf) to the conference organisers at: by Monday, 16 December 2013. The conference programme and registration information will be available in January 2014. For more information please contact the conference organisers – Dr. Jennifer O’Connor-Madsen and Dr Rhona Clarke at .


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