Abair Trad Report on the Creative Ireland Symposium on Irish traditional music

Kearney, Daithi and Commins, Adèle (2017) Abair Trad Report on the Creative Ireland Symposium on Irish traditional music. In: Creative Ireland Symposium on Irish Traditional Music, Cork.

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Abair Trad was a community based response to the Irish Government’s Creative Ireland programme that was held in The Red Store, Youghal, Co. Cork on Saturday 24th June 2017. Organised by Craobh Eochaille CCÉ with the support of Cork County Council, the symposium sought to debate, discuss and share ideas about the value and importance of culture and creativity in the context of the new programme. The event was attended by a number of invited speakers and valued contributions from the audience which comprised of a range of stakeholders including members of various branches of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, creative arts practitioners, and parents. The symposium recognised that the traditional arts symbolise and embody the creativeness of Irish people for generations and sought to explore the potential for the traditional arts within the Creative Ireland Programme. The event was hosted by local Comhaltas Chairman Mícheál de Buitléir and facilitated by Dr Daithí Kearney from the Department of Creative Arts, Media and Music at Dundalk Institute of Technology. The morning featured presentations from Michael O’Reilly (Creative Ireland), Conor Nelligan (Cork County Council), Dr Matt Cranitch (musician), Dr Michelle Finnerty (UCC), Dr Jessica Cawley (Creative Traditions), Willie Larkin (Tradtime™), Maurice Mullen (Ceoltóirí Cluain Tarbh), and Dr Adèle Commins (DkIT). Through short presentations, group discussions and roundtable talks, the day brought together practitioners, policy-makers, academics and other stakeholders covering the five pillars of the exciting five-year Programme. This report seeks to share their ideas and outline a vision for the traditional arts in a creative Ireland.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Irish Traditional Music; Symposium; Conference.
Subjects: Arts and Humanities > Music
Research Centres: Centre for Creative Arts, Media & Music
Depositing User: Enda Kelly
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2018 15:46
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2018 15:46
License: Creative Commons: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 4.0

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