Category: Member’s Bios

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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Michalis Poupazis

Institution Affiliation: Department of Music and Theatre, University College Cork Michalis Poupazis is a Part-time Lecturer in Ethnomusicology, the MA Ethnomusicology Programme Coordinator, and an Assistant Examiner at University College Cork (UCC), Ireland. He completed his PhD at UCC, under the supervision of Prof. Jonathan Stock. His doctoral thesis, entitled ‘Extending our senses: Music, nostalgia, space, artefact […]

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Ciarán Ryan

Institution Affiliation: University of Limerick Ciarán Ryan is based in the mid-west of Ireland. He was awarded his PhD from Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick in 2015 for his research on music fanzines from Ireland. Ciarán has lectured at Mary Immaculate College, NUI Galway, and University of Limerick.

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Dr Federico Spinetti

Dr Federico Spinetti is professor of ethnomusicology at the University of Cologne, Germany. His main research interests include music and politics, music and memory, auditory cultures and the built environment. His research to date has addressed the political economy of music in post-Soviet Central Asia, the music-architecture nexus in Iran and Bosnia-Herzegovina, and historic musical […]

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