Musical Culture and the Spirit of Irish Nationalism, 1848-1998
My research focuses on the role of popular and musical cultures in nineteenth and twentieth century Irish nationalist movements. I am also interested in the methodological intersections between musicology, ethnomusicology and history. My doctorate explores the role of musical culture in Irish nationalist groups between 1848 and 1972. My most recent article, '“Oh, what matter, when for Erin dear we fall?”: music and Irish nationalism, 1848–1913', can be found here: http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/ypnXhfgMGkcKqitK9674/full
I have taught on courses relating to modern European, British and Irish history, including tutorials in the further subject on 'Nationalism, Politics and Culture in Ireland' and the recent series of revision lectures on 'Radical Politics and the Irish Revolution', for which I was co-organiser. Earlier this year, I co-convened the 'Historical Approaches to Music' conference at Trinity College, which brought together scholars of musicology, ethnomusicology and history.
I welcome contact or enquiries from anybody interested in modern music history or Irish history, particularly those relating to potential collaborative projects.