A symposium on ‘Irish Song from its beginnings to 1800’ will be held in Queen’s University Belfast on 18-19 September 2014.
This symposium is organised in association with the AHRC-funded research project on Irish song, which is based in the School of English Queen’s University Belfast, and which aims to develop an historical typology of Irish Song, from the earliest examples through to c. 1800.
The plenary speakers are Nicholas Carolan (ITMA) and John Moulden (Independent). Other confirmed speakers include: Ann Buckley (QUB), Joanne Burns (QUB), Conor Caldwell (QUB), Andrew Carpenter (UCD), Miriam Uí Dhonnabháin (UCC/Melbourne), Lillis Ó Laoire (NUI Galway), Maurice Leyden, Sorcha Ni Lochlainn (Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies), Ian Ó Loingsigh, Breandan Ó Madagáin (NUI Galway), Colette Moloney (Waterford Institute of Technology), and Sheila Rooney (QUB).
For further information, please visit the symposium website http://irishsongsymposium.com/.