[Events] International Council for Traditional Music Ireland - Annual Conference 2010

Thomas.Johnston Thomas.Johnston at staffmail.ul.ie
Thu Feb 18 13:38:27 GMT 2010


International Council for Traditional Music Ireland
ANNUAL CONFERENCE 26th – 28th February at Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick
Conference Theme:  Ensemble: Playing Together
The International Council for Traditional Music Ireland are pleased to invite you to the 5th annual conference of ICTM Ireland, to be held on 26th-28th February 2010 at Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick.  Employing the broad theme "Ensemble/Playing Together", the conference brings together nearly thirty contributors from all over Ireland and from as far afield as Japan, Singapore and the United States.

The International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM) is a UNESCO NGO (non-governmental organisation), and is one of the largest organisations for the study of traditional music and dance in culture. Its aims are "to further the study, practice, documentation, preservation and dissemination of traditional music, including folk, popular, classical and urban music, and dance of all countries."

The Irish National Committee of ICTM is one of thirty-three National Committees of ICTM. The range of music played, studied, and researched on the island of Ireland and by Irish people abroad has a particular relevance for the organisation. As such, ICTM (Ireland) brings a local focus to the activities of ICTM and provides a regional forum for scholars of diverse musical traditions. From an initial discourse centering on Irish traditional music, the work of ICTM Ireland has grown to encompass musical expressions found throughout Ireland and the world.


You can now become a member of ICTM Ireland and pre-register for the ICTM Ireland Conference at www.ictm.ie <http://www.ictm.ie/> 
Join us on Facebook at:  http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=124067782703&ref=ts <http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=124067782703&ref=ts> 
Papers range from such topics as:
•             Pub Sessions as musical learning environments
•             Sufi music and identity
•             The emic and etic experiences of band performance
•             How Irish and Senegalese musicians work together
•             The nostalgic role of traditional music in the Mexican diaspora
A special panel will focus on the dynamics of Irish Flute and Drum bands on both sides of the border, and our Keynote Speaker will be Professor Tim Cooley, (University of California, Santa Barbara), Editor of the SEM Journal Ethnomusicology and Author of key research text "Shadows in the Field" (2008).
He will be introduced by Professor Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin (Irish World Academy of Music and Dance) at our keynote event to be held at the Georgian House, Pery Square on Saturday Feb 27th. The keynote will be followed by a conference dinner at Dolan's Restaurant, which must be pre-paid at a cost of €26 per person.
We will also be joined by distinguished scholars Prof Marcello Sorce Keller (Musical Anthropology of the Mediterranean) & Dr Britta Sweers (Electric Folk: The Changing Face of English Traditional Music) who will contribute towards and review our proceedings.
Apart from the keynote event, all other proceedings will take place in the main building of Mary Immaculate College, South Circular Road, Limerick.
Please contact education at ictm.ie <mailto:education at ictm.ie>  or info at ictm.ie <mailto:info at ictm.ie>  if you would like any further information.



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