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Irish Song Craft And Metrical Practice Since 1600

Author: Virginia S. Blankenhorn
Publisher: Edwin Mellen Pr
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This work is a systematic analysis and classification of Irish accentual verse-metres. It will interest linguists and students of metre, as well as ethnomusicologists studying the context of Irish traditional song, and musicologists studying the historical development of European songforms. An assessment of previous contributions to the study of Irish verse-practice is followed by a general survey of metrical scholarship, which in turn lays the groundwork for a metrical theory of Irish accentual verse. Space is devoted to a phenomenologically-based discussion of the role of rhythm in spoken Irish and its implications for verse-structure. The heart of the work consists of a taxonomical survey of Irish accentual verse-types, in which the principal criterion for inclusion in a given category is the number of stressed syllables in a line. Following chapters deal with stanzaic and supra-stanzaic structure and verse-ornament, the musical context of verse, the ways in which musical metre differs from verse metre, and the implications of such differences for a system of versification primarily transmitted through a musical medium.

The Companion To Irish Traditional Music

Author: Fintan Vallely
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Fintan Vallely''s survey of Irish traditional music examines a wide range of topics relating to the histo ry of the genre, the characters, past and present who engage with the music and an analysis of the way the media represe nts it. '

Apocalyptic And Eschatological Heritage

Author: Martin McNamara
Publisher: Four Courts PressLtd
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Ireland has been implicated in the modern study of apocalyptic and Old Testament Pseudepigrapha from the very beginning, so the conference brought together scholars who specialize in those themes in the two regions. Ten papers explore such topics as journeys to the world beyond in ancient Judaism, p

On A Rock In The Middle Of The Ocean

Author: Lillis Ó Laoire
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Taking as its subject the small Gaelic-speaking community of Tory Island off the Donegal coast of Ireland, this book tries to answer the deceptively simple question of why people sing. By focusing on aspects of song transmission and performance, showing how early exposure to musical culture leads certain individuals to be singled out and given special encouragement to express themselves, Ó Laoire offers a meticulous exposition of the links between music, text, and performance. The argument that the interpretation of songs to reveal particular worlds of meaning is a widespread human activity, found in similar configurations at both global and local levels, is made, and, in Tory's context, the book further asserts that such mediation contributes to a strongly realized sense of identity and historical continuity among the islanders. The book includes an audio CD of folk music from Tory Island, featuring traditional ballads, tunes, and dances.

Carlow

Author: Thomas McGrath
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