I teach ethnomusicology  at the Irish World Academy.  At the undergrad level, students learn the basics and how to do fieldwork ethically.  At MA level, we study the history of the discipline, key concepts, fieldwork methods and ethnography, contemporary theoretical issues, and world, popular, and vernacular musics.  There are plenty of practical components too, from weekly music ensemble to solo instrumental/vocal tuition in Irish/celtic musics.  Final projects are either full dissertations or half dissertation half performance or ethnographic film, etc. You can read more about the programme here.

If you want to hear  a little more about my work in ethnomusicology, I did a short podcast for the Irish Humanities Alliance which can be found here.

In Sept 2015 my colleague Colin Quigley and I  hosted the first ever joint forum between two of the largest ethnomusicological societies – SEM (Society for Ethnomusicology) and ICTM (International Council for Traditional Music), as well as the 31st Annual ESEM (European Seminar in Ethnomusicology) conference. In July 2015, the Irish World Academy hosted the Bi-Annual ICTM World Conference.

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