Celtic modern : music at the global fringe

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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Music - Open Stacks ML3580.C36 2003
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Second Floor - Music - Open Stacks
 
Call Number  ML3580.C36 2003
 
 
Summary
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.
Contents
Shared 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.

Additional Information
Series Europea ; no. 1.
Subjects Celtic music -- History and criticism.
Ethnomusicology.
Publisher Lanham, Md. :Scarecrow Press,2003
Contributors Stokes, Martin, editor.
Bohlman, Philip V., 1952- editor.
Language English
Description vii, 293 pages ; 22 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 0810847809
0810847817 (pbk.)
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