Kelly Boyle

I am an ethnomusicologist, college lecturer and musician specializing in Central Javanese Gamelan music and South Indian Karnatak music, and with academic interests in Irish and Euro-American folk and popular musics. I have been a member of the academic staff at the Department of Music at UCC since the early 2000s and am currently part-time lecturer in Music, teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Javanese Gamelan performance, South Indian Konokol, and various topics in ethnomusicology.
I am co-director of Nyai Sekar Madu Sari, UCC’s Javanese Gamelan ensemble and a co-founding member of the Irish Gamelan Orchestra with whom I have performed around Ireland, the UK and Indonesia. I also run the Cork Community Gamelan, an education and outreach joint initiative by UCC and Music Generation Cork City.
I am a PhD Arts Practice student at the University of Limerick. My research examines the role of the non-native teacher-musician in the context of the world music ensemble classroom in the university setting.

  • University College Cork