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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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Éamonn Costello

Institution Affiliation: University of Limerick Éamonn Costello is an Irish traditional musician and native Irish speaker from the Conamara Gaeltacht (Irish speaking district) in Co. Galway. His PhD, awarded in 2016 by the University of Limerick, is concerned with the relationship between the Oireachtas na Gaeilge festival and vernacular Irish language song; it is titled […]

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Katerina García

Katerina García is a Hispanist, with special interest in Judeo-Spanish linguistics, literature and culture. She lectures in the Department of Hispanic Studies, Trinity College Dublin. In addition, she is an active singer, and performs regularly with musicians and bands across musical genres both in Ireland and the Czech Republic. Her latest released album, Kon Sira: Songs […]

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János Sipos

János Sipos is senior research fellow of the Institute for Musicology of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and Member of the Hungarian Academy of Arts. From 1987 he has been spending some 100 months in areas inhabited by different Turkic people and collected more then 10.000 songs among Turkic-speaking people and published several books and […]

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