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The Local Accent in Irish Traditional Music

Ed. Thérèse Smith and Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin (Asst. Eds, Niall Keegan and Sandra Joyce), The Folk Music Society of Ireland and the Irish World Music Centre, University of Limerick, 1997, 122 pp.

Selected Proceedings from the joint conference held in the University of Limerick in November 1995

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Preface: ‘From the Local to the Global, and back’  Thérèse Smith (University College, Dublin)

Cultural Greyout or Survival of the Species?— ‘The Threat’  Peter Cooke (University of Edinburgh)

Concepts of Regionalism in Irish Traditional Music  Sean Corcoran

Joe Heaney and Style in Sean-Nós Singing Steve Coleman (St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth)

Traditional Step-Dancing in North Kerry: Local Body Dialects Catherine Foley (University of Limerick)

Sliabh Luachra: A Personal View Peter Browne

Donegal: A Voice in the Wilderness, or the Voice of Reason Caoimhin Mac Aoidh

One singer, two voices: Scots and Irish-style song in the work of the mid-Antrim poet and song maker Hugh McWilliams (fl 1816–1831) John Moulden

Ag Ciceáil Leis an Dá Chos (Kickin’ with Both Feet) Gary Hastings

The migrant, the tourist, the voyeur, the leprechaun… Fintan Vallely

The Verbal Context of Style in Traditional Irish Music  Niall Keegan (University of Limerick)