Radio and regions in Irish traditional music

Kearney, Daithi (2012) Radio and regions in Irish traditional music. In: Histories of Irish Traditional Music and Dance. Ancestral Imprints: Histories of Irish Traditional Music and Dance . Cork University Press, Cork, pp. 128-140. ISBN 9781859184929

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Recording and broadcasting have had an enormous impact on the development, dissemination and popularity of Irish traditional music. There are a variety of aspects to the study of the geographical impact of radio and recording technologies, and I am here concerned with the perception and construction of regions in Irish traditional music. Recording and broadcasting are at the centre of the single greatest paradox in the discourse on regional styles: recording and broadcasting are considered homogenising forces, yet without recordings and broadcasts musicians may not have become aware of the regional diversity within the tradition. The most prevalent issues concerning recording and broadcasting relate to choice – who was recorded and broadcast; where these recordings were made; and the impact of these choices on processes of homogenisation or musical change. This paper examines the role of Sean Ó Riada and his programme Our Musical Heritage (1962) in the geographical imagination of Irish traditional music

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Irish Traditional Music; Recording; Broadcasting.
Subjects: Arts and Humanities
Arts and Humanities > Music
Research Centres: Centre for Creative Arts, Media & Music
Depositing User: Enda Kelly
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2018 15:52
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2018 15:52
License: Creative Commons: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 4.0

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