Journals Higher Education
Important OUP's Response to COVID-19 Learn more



Published: 01 January 2016

274 Pages | 16 halftones, 32 music examples

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9780190469627

Also Available As:


Bookseller Code (06)

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

Also of Interest