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MUSA 2340 Introduction to Irish Folk Music (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

An introduction to Irish music, including a historical examination of the music and its indigenous instruments and a close study of contemporary developments arising from the folk music revival of the 1960s, particularly in relation to ensemble performance. Both dance music and the vocal tradition will be surveyed, with an emphasis on the former. Live performance will be incorporated where possible in class, combined with extensive use of audio material as a basis for discussion and analysis.


Instructor(s): Donald James

Prerequisites: None

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Comments: Cross-cultural course.


Last Updated: 07-Dec-13