The Musical Traditions of Northern Ireland and Its Diaspora: Community and Conflict

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2010 - Music - 186 pages
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In recent times, the border between the Protestant and Catholic communities of Northern Ireland has often been marked by music. The attitudes of Northern Irish Protestants towards traditional music and the place of Protestant musicians within popular Irish culture need a more thoroughgoing analysis. This book is the first to provide such analysis.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Geographical Historical and Social Construction of Northern Ireland
7
Song Sources Traditions and Ideologies
33
Performance Practices in Northem Ireland
65
The Processes of Collection Transcription and Transmission
101
Music of the Northem Irish Diaspora in America
137
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David Cooper works in Plant genetic resources at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

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