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Published: 08 June 2017

336 Pages


ISBN: 9780190672225

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Singing the Rite to Belong

Ritual, Music, and the New Irish

Helen Phelan

Oxford Ritual Studies

  • Offers the first treatment of the music of new ritual communities in Ireland
  • Builds a new theory based on singing and argues that these characteristics make singing a potent medium for experiences of belonging
  • Blends rich theoretical discussion with personal narrative and experience