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Daithi Kearney



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Radio and regions in Irish traditional music (2012)

Abstract Recording and broadcasting have had an enormous impact on the development, dissemination and popularity of Irish traditional music. There are a variety of aspects to the study of the geographical impact of radio and recording technologies, and I am here concerned with the perception and construction of regions in Irish traditional music. Recording and broadcasting are at the centre of the single greatest paradox in the discourse on regional styles: recording and broadcasting are considered homogenising forces, yet without recordings and broadcasts musicians may not have become aware of the regional diversity within the tradition. The most prevalent issues concerning recording and broadcasting relate to choice – who was recorded and broadcast; where these recordings were made; and the impact of these choices on processes of homogenisation or musical change. This paper examines the role of Sean Ó Riada and his programme Our Musical Heritage (1962) in the geographical imagination of Irish traditional music
Collections Ireland -> Dundalk IT -> Subject = Arts and Humanities
Ireland -> Dundalk IT -> Subject = Arts and Humanities: Music
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