Lawlor, Helen





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Lawlor, Helen, Irish harping 1900–2010, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2012. 174 pp.

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Work
Irish harping 1900–2010
Place
Dublin
Publisher
Four Courts Press
Year
2012
Number of pages
174
Description
Abstract (cited)
This book provides a musical ethnography and a history of the Irish harp. It gives a socio-cultural and musical analysis of the music and song associated with all Irish harp styles, including traditional style, song to harp accompaniment, art-music style and the early Irish harp revival. At the beginning of the 20th century, the Irish harp had a limited presence in Ireland, but over the course of that century the harp experienced a significant revival with the subsequent emergence of numerous styles. Issues of transmission, gender studies and identity are also examined in this book. The Irish harp is now firmly located in the musical life of Ireland, in art music, traditional music and early music. Its present state is conditioned by its history in the 20th century. This book presents and analyses both of these perspectives in relation to the Irish harping tradition.
(source: Four Courts Press)
Subjects and topics
Headings
Ireland 20th century 21st century
Other subjects
harp music
Contributors
C. A., Dennis Groenewegen
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September 2013, last updated: June 2020