Belfast Summer School of Traditional Music

Talks, Workshops, Lectures & Demonstrations

Talks, Workshops, Lectures & Demonstrations


Part 2 - A History of Traditional Music - The Great Collectors

Part 2 - A History of Traditional Music - The Great Collectors

5.00

Talk & Demonstration

A History of Traditional Music -  Part 2 - The Great Collectors:

Bunting, Petrie, O’Neill, and Breathnach, their lives, times and the music they saved with Dr Martin Dowling

This series of lectures will trace the history of Irish traditional music from the eighteenth century to modern times. It will feature discussion of the main instruments, the great collectors and their collections, the impact of social, economic, technological, and political change on music, and will feature recordings and performances on the fiddle too! The material is based on the book Traditional Music in Irish Society: Historical Perspectives (2014).

Date: Tuesday 31st July

Time: 2pm – 3pm

Location: Ulster University, York Street

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