Stock Image

Ancestral Imprints: Histories of Irish Traditional Music and Dance

Therese Smith

2 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 1859184928 / ISBN 13: 9781859184929
Published by Cork University Press
New Condition: New Hardcover
From Kennys Bookstore (Olney, MD, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since 09 October 2009

Quantity Available: 10
Buy New
List Price: 52.00
Price: £ 28.50 Convert Currency
Shipping: £ 0 Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

About this Item

This book is about the history and practice of recording Irish traditional music and dance, and the variety of documents that exist as a result of the activities of collectors both in Ireland and in North America. Editor(s): Smith, Therese. Num Pages: 262 pages, Illustrations, music. BIC Classification: 1DBR; AVGH. Category: (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly. Dimension: 232 x 163 x 26. Weight in Grams: 574. . 2012. Hardcover. . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9781859184929

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Ancestral Imprints: Histories of Irish ...

Publisher: Cork University Press

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

About this title

Synopsis:

This book is about the history and practice of recording Irish traditional music and dance, and the variety of documents that exist as a result of the activities of collectors both in Ireland and in North America.

Essay topics range from analyses of nineteenth-century printed documents, to the earliest wax cylinder recordings, to famous, rather large collections, and small all but unknown ones. Authors examine the role of the fieldworker/collector, the impact of broadcasting on regional style, the idea of “Irish” versus “American” style in early uilleann pipe recordings, and the impact of the recording process and marketing on traditional song, among other topics. Approaches vary from the analytical―comparing and analysing various settings of tunes and titles―to the personal―reflecting on the impact of one’s own collecting and fieldwork on a regional tradition.

Authors also interrogate how music serves to create and articulate identity, how changing contexts and emic and etic perspectives on music can influence a music’s evolution. From original manuscripts in the National Library, to printed documents, audio and video recordings and art work, this book examines the reception history of Irish traditional music and dance.

About the Author:

Thérèse Smith is at the School of Music, University College Dublin.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

We carry a comprehensive range of out of print and rare books.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

We guarantee the condition of every book as it's described on the Abebooks web
sites. If you're dissatisfied with your purchase (Incorrect Book/Not as
Described/Damaged) or if the order hasn't arrived, you're eligible for a refund
within 30 days of the estimated delivery date. For any queries please use the contact seller link or send an email to books@kennys.ie,

Conor Kenny

Shipping Terms:

All books securely packaged. Some books ship from Ireland.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express