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Sounds from foreign shores: non-traditional string instruments and the Irish folk music movement 1960–1979

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O Luain, BS and Forbes, AM, Sounds from foreign shores: non-traditional string instruments and the Irish folk music movement 1960-1979, Musicology Australia ISSN 0814-5857 (2022) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/08145857.2021.2004490

Abstract

The socio-political revolution of the 1960s and 1970s, and the simultaneous explosion in the commercialization of popular music, brought a period of rapid growth and change in Irish music, challenging divisions between folk and traditional music in both repertoire and instrumentation. This growth and change were driven by a diverse range of instrumental, structural and stylistic changes, coupled with a global investment in music and live performance as a commodity. Key ensembles such as The Dubliners, Sweeney’s Men, Planxty, The Bothy Band and others explored new timbres while establishing a distinctively Irish, yet individual sound. This article explores the ways in which non-traditional string instruments were integrated into Irish ensembles, the technical and stylistic adaptations that resulted, and the legacy of this formative period in Irish music.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Irish folk music movement, Irish traditional music, stringed instruments
Research Division:Creative Arts and Writing
Research Group:Music
Research Field:Musicology and ethnomusicology
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Arts
Objective Field:Music
UTAS Author:O Luain, BS (Dr Brendan Lamb)
UTAS Author:Forbes, AM (Associate Professor Anne-Marie Forbes)
ID Code:149241
Year Published:2022
Deposited By:Office of the School of Creative Arts and Media
Deposited On:2022-03-19
Last Modified:2022-04-13
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