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Table of contents

Foreword
Preface
CD Track List

  1. Invitation to a Session
    What is Traditional Irish Music?
    Basic Themes

  2. Historical Continuities: Music, Dance, and the Making of a Nation
    Colonialism in Ireland
    Dancing and Dance Music
    Edward Bunting and Thomas Moore
    Music, Religion, and Political Struggle
    Emigration
    "The Green Fields of Canada"
    "Edward Connors"
    Nationalism
    Home Rule and the Gaelic League
    Constructing Irish Ireland
    Conclusion

  3. Passing on the Tradition
    Learning by Osmosis: Mary McNamara and Kevin Crawford
    Competitions
    The Willie Clancy Summer School

  4. The Dance Tune Tradition
    Tune Structure
    Tune Collections
    Tune Aesthetics: Variation and Ornamentation
    Tune Names and Tune Types
    Jig
    Reel
    Hornpipe
    Polka and Waltz
    Tune in Performance: Garrett Barry's Jig
    Instruments
    Uilleann Pipes
    Harp
    Fiddles and Fiddle Styles
    Concertina
    Tin Whistle
    Flute
    Plucked Instruments
    The Bodhrán
    Piano, Synthesizers, and Electric Instruments
    Solo vs. Ensemble Playing: Sessions, Ceili Bands, and Small Groups

  5. Singers, Sessions, and Songs
    The Góilín Singers' Club and the Folk Revival

  6. The Sean-nós in the New Ireland: Irish Singing Traditions
    The Lyrics of Sean-nós
    The Sound of Sean-nós
    A Singer's Mission
    A Linguistic Meeting-Ground: Irish Traditional Songs in English
    A Floating repertoire of Tunes and Verses
    Len Graham: "A Compulsive Singer"
    Conclusion

  7. Irish Music in the Global Marketplace
    Riverdance
    Black 47
    New Directions
    Conclusion

Glossary
References
Resources
Index



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