Celtic modern : music at the global fringe
|Format:||Print Book 2003|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy|
The study of 'Celtic' culture has been locked within modern nationalist paradigms, shaped by contemporary media, tourism, and labor migration. Celtic Modern collects critical essays on the global circulation of Celtic music, and the place of music in the construction of Celtic 'Imaginaries'. It provides detailed case studies of the global dimensions of Celtic music in Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Brittany, and amongst Diasporas in Canada, the United States and Australia, with specific reference to pipe bands, traditional music education in Edinburgh, the politics of popular/traditional crossover in Ireland, and the Australian bush band phenomenon. Contributors include performer musicians as well as academic writers. Critique necessitates reflexivity, and all of the contributors, active and in many cases professional musicians as well as writers, reflect in their essays on their own contributions to these kind of encounters. Thus, this resource offers an opportunity to reflect critically on some of the insistent 'othering' that has accompanied much cultural production in and on the Celtic World, and that have prohibited serious critical engagement with what are sometimes described as the 'traditional' and 'folk' music of Europe.
ContentsShared imaginations : Celtic and Corsican encounters in the soundscape of the soul / Caroline Bithell
Celtic Australia : bush bands, Irish music, folk music, and the new nationalism / Graeme Smith
Diasporic legacies : place, politics, and music among the Ottawa Valley Irish / Johanne Devlin Trew
Policing tradition : Scottish pipe band competition and the role of the composer / Jerry Cadden
Tradition and imaginary : Irish traditional music and the Celtic phenomenon / Scott Reiss
"Home is living like a man on the run" : John Cale's Welsh Atlantic / Dai Griffiths
The Apollos of Shamrockery : traditional musics in the modern age / Fintan Vallely
"Celtitude," professionalism, and the Fest Noz in traditional music in Brittany / Desi Wilkinson
"You cannae take your music stand into a pub" : a conversation with Stan Reeves about traditional music education in Scotland / Peter Symon
Afterword: Gaelicer than thou / Timothy D. Taylor.
|Series||Europea ; no. 1.|
-- History and criticism.
|Publisher|| Lanham, Md. :Scarecrow Press,2003
Bohlman, Philip V., 1952- editor.
vii, 293 pages ; 22 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.