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Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill: Reclaiming women's voice from song
(University of Sunderland Press, 2005)
Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill is one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary Irish literature. Her work, drawing on Irish mythology, folklore and orature has also attracted considerable international acclaim and has been ...
"The Given Note": traditional music and modern Irish poetry
(Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008)
"The oldest records indicate that the performance of poetry in Gaelic Ireland was normally accompanied by music, providing a point of continuity with past tradition while bolstering a sense of community in the present. ...
Traditional music and song and the poetry of Thomas Kinsella
(Nordic Irish Studies, 2008)
Music and song are both important influences on, and themes in, the poetry of Thomas Kinsella. His poetry also features several individuals associated with music, none more frequently than his close friend, the composer ...
Performance and music in the poetry of Ciaran Carson
(Nordic Irish Studies, 2004)
Ciaran Carson has established a reputation as one of Ireland's most important poetic voices. However, Carson is also an accomplished musician whose work reflects the liminal borderland that has always existed between Irish ...