Journals Higher Education



Published: 25 February 2016

274 Pages | 16 halftones, 32 music examples


ISBN: 9780190469627

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Bright Star of the West

Joe Heaney, Irish Song Man

Sean Williams and Lillis S Laoire

American Musicspheres

  • Biography of one of the most important figures in Irish music in the 20th century
  • First study focused on sean-nos, a distinguished and beautiful repertoire and style
  • Unique exploration of gender and masculinity in Irish music
  • Winner of the Alan P. Merriam Prize of the Society for Ethnomusicology

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