Courses & Lectures
|Courses & Lectures|
Courses and Lectures
Friends Music Club
Our Next Music Club kicks on on September 30th and continues on the following tuesdays:Tuesday Sept 30th, Oct 7th, 14th, 21st, Nov 4th, 11th.
Music Appreciation Courses
Our next Music Appreciation Course begins this October.Tuesday Oct 7th, 14th, 21st, Nov 4th, 11th, 18th from 6.15-7.45pm
The Encyclopaedia of Music in Ireland (EMIR) represents the first comprehensive attempt to chart music in Ireland and Irish musical experience across recorded history. It also documents Ireland’s musical relations with the world at large and it examines the ways in which music has reflected social, cultural, religious and historical aspects of life in Ireland over the centuries.
In this six-week lecture series, we are honoured to introduce six experts in the field of Irish music history who will explore EMIR and music in Ireland at the National Concert Hall this autumn. Each of the lectures will open up different facets and periods of music addressed by EMIR. Individually and collectively, these lectures will disclose the depth and wealth of Irish music and musical life in Ireland from the early middle ages to the present day. The course as a whole is intended to explore the Irish musical riches which EMIR itself affords, and to acknowledge the contribution made by so many people to the fabric of music in Ireland. Individual lectures will address the genesis and scope of EMIR; Music in Ireland before 1700; Protestant and Roman Catholic Church Music in Ireland, 1700-1900; Music in Ireland between 1800 and 1914; Music in Ireland, 1914-2014.
Our speakers include Professor Gerard Gillen, Dr Kerry Houston, Dr Frank Lawrence, Dr Maria McHale, and Dr Gareth Cox, all of whom served as subject editors for EMIR, and Professor Harry White, joint general editor of the encyclopaedia.