Music, Ireland and the Seventeenth Century Irish Musical Studies10
Barra Boydell & Kerry Houston (eds)

There was a very successful launch of  Music, Ireland and the Seventeenth Century, Irish Musical Studies 10,
Barra Boydell & Kerry Houston (eds), on Saturday evening last.
The event which took place in St Patrick’s Cathedral Deanery was preceded by a well-attended Interdisciplinary Symposium in DIT Kevin Street on Music, Plantation and Migration. Performances at the Symposium included DIT Trombone Ensemble, DIT Traditional Music Ensemble and DIT Early Music Group while papers were presented by Anne-Marie O’Farrell and Eamon Sweeney, who both performed at the Book Launch.



pictured at the launch from left: Kerry Houston Head of Academic Studies, DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama, Barra Boydell Senior lecturer in NUI Maynooth, Donald Burrows, renowned Handel expert and Professor of Music at the Open University who also introduced the book, and Harry White, Professor of Music in UCD.





The 17th century is a pivotal but unfamiliar period in Irish musical history: reflecting political and cultural changes, the ancient harp tradition declined as European musical styles became more widespread.
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