Flowing Tides (Innbundet)

History and Memory in an Irish Soundscape

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Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 2016
Antall sider: 344
Forlag: Oxford University Press Inc
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9780199380084
Kategori: Musikk og Kulturhistorie
Omtale: Flowing Tides
Despite its isolation on the western edge of Europe, Ireland occupies vast amounts of space on the music maps of the world. Although deeply rooted in time and place, Irish songs, dances and instrumental traditions have a history of global travel that span the centuries. Whether carried by exiles, or distributed by commercial networks, Irish traditional music is one of the most popular World Music genres, while Clare, on Ireland's Atlantic seaboard, enjoys unrivaled status as a "Home of the Music," a mecca for tourists and aficionados eager to enjoy the authentic sounds of Ireland. For the first time, this remarkable soundscape is explored by an insider-a fourth generation Clare concertina player, uilleann piper and an internationally recognized authority on Irish traditional music. Entrusted with the testimonies, tune lore, and historic field recordings of Clare performers, Gearoid O hAllmhurain reveals why this ancient place is a site of musical pilgrimage and how it absorbed the impa

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