Seán Ó Cadhla


Is as Baile Átha Cliath ó dhúchas é Seán. Is ceoltóir agus amhránaí traidisiúnta é, idir Ghaeilge is Bhéarla. Thosaigh sé ag teagasc in Institiúid Teicneolaíocht Bhaile Átha Cliath sa bhliain 2001, agus tá sé ann ó shin i leith.


BA (Hons.) Early and Modern Irish, Trinity College Dublin.

M.Litt. (Research) Middle Irish, Trinity College Dublin.

Qualified member of the Institute of Accounting Technicians in Ireland.

The Irish Language (sociolinguistics; Early Irish manuscripts and grammatical structures).

Irish traditional music.

Traditional singing in both the Irish and English languages.

The role of the narrative ballad in society. 

“Horse for discourses?: The transition from oral to broadside narrative in ‘Skewball’”, Current Musicology, Vol. 94 (Autumn 2012) [Department of Music, Colombia University, New York, NY]

“In search of the original ‘Skewball’”, Ethnomusicology Ireland, Vol 2/3 (2013) [Irish National Committee of the International Committee for Traditional Music (ICTM)]

"'Then to Death Walked, Softly Smiling': Violence and Martyrdom in Modern Irish Republican Ballads" Ethnomusicology, vol. 61, no. 2(Summer 2017) [University of Illinois Press, University of Illinois, Il];

"'Young Men of Erin, Our Dead Are Calling': Death, Immortality and the Otherworld in Modern Irish Republican Ballads" Studi Irlandesi: A Journal of Irish Studies, no. 7 (Summer 2017) [Firenze University Press, Università degli Studi di Firenze].



Head Lecturer in Irish, Hibernia College, Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin 2. (2004 – 2007)