Category: Member’s Bios

Ian O’Connor

Ian O’Connor from Limerick, Ireland is a traditional Irish musician and PhD candidate in Ethnomusicology at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick under the supervision of Dr. Orfhlaith Ní Bhriain. His doctoral research explores how historical, current and emerging processes of mediatisation have influenced perception and interpretation of the live […]

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Augusto Ferraiuolo

Augusto’s work focuses on ritual and performances in a transnational and diasporic perspective. Under this general frame his research topics are diversified: from vernacular healing to religious festive practices in North America, from Southern Italian folk music and dance to traditional Irish music sessions in New England, Ireland and Italy. A theoretical unity is the […]

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Daithí Kearney

Ethnomusicologist, geographer and performer Dr Daithí Kearney is a lecturer in music and co-director of the Centre for Creative Arts Research at Dundalk Institute of Technology. A graduate of University College Cork, his research is primarily focused on Irish traditional music and folk theatre but extends to include performance studies, community music, music education, tourism […]

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Colin Quigley

Colin Quigley is Course Director for Ethnomusicology at the University of Limerick, Ireland, and Emeritus Professor at University of California Los Angeles, where he held appointments in Dance Ethnology, Ethnomusicology, and Folklore programs. His publications include “The Hungarian Dance House Movement and Revival of Transylvanian String Band Music,” in The [Oxford] Handbook of Music Revivals […]

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Adrian Scahill

I am currently is Deputy Head of Department and assistant professor in the Department of Music, Maynooth University. My research interests are focused on Irish traditional music, including the history of the tradition, stylistic analysis, and more theoretical and conceptual approaches to the music. Other areas of interest include popular music (and how it intersects […]

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Martin McGinley

Fiddler, studying in 2019-2020 to complete Masters in Music at Open University. Thesis probably to do with East Donegal fiddle music. Job as Music Development Manager with Donegal Music Education Partnership, running mainly classical tuition for 500 in 1-2-1s or small groups, with another 450 in schools and 200 in performing groups. Institution Affiliation: Open […]

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Emese Lengyel

Emese Lengyel has completed her BA in the field of media and ethnography at University of Debrecen (Hungary). Her research interest includes 20th-century Viennese and Hungarian operettas, film adaptations (specifically music and dance scenes), and 19th – and 20th-century Hungarian comic operas and folk plays. She received the New National Excellence Program of the Ministry […]

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Felix Morgenstern

Felix Morgenstern from Berlin, Germany is a PhD candidate in Ethnomusicology at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick under the joint supervision of Dr Aileen Dillane and Prof Dr Britta Sweers (University of Bern). His doctoral research, supported by an Irish Research Council Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Award, explores […]

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Helen Gubbins

Institution Affiliation: The University of Sheffield Helen Gubbins is a Ph.D. researcher in Ethnomusicology at The University of Sheffield, under the supervision of Dr. Simon Keegan-Phipps. Her current research continues her drive to investigate the mediation of music in radio broadcasting by exploring music programming in RTÉ radio c.1970-1994, and is fully funded by a […]

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Helen O’Shea

Institution Affiliation: The University of Melbourne, Australia. Helen O’Shea is the author of The Making of Irish Traditional Music (2008), a cultural history of Irish traditional music and its construction within nationalist discourses. Her research and teaching has spanned literature, social sciences, education and music in universities in Australia and Ireland. She is currently Honorary Research Fellow […]

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