Friday 6 May 2011

New TItles from Cork University Press

I've long been a supporter of Cork University Press and the proud owner of some fine publications from them. The newest brochure contains two publications that will be of great interest to mucisians, so I thought I'd share a heads up here about them.

The first is Fintan Vallely's Companion to Irish traditional Music 2nd edition; while not precisely new it is significantly expanded and has "much new information, including material never before printed and unavailable elsewhere." Vallely is a lecturer and coordinator in Traditional Music Studies at Dundalk Institute of Technology. The Companion gives an A-Z coverage of song, tunes, style, compositions, storytelling, technology and much more. It costs €59 from CUP which is a decent price considering the Bunting Collection alone costs almost as much. I would highly recommend it.

The second is Irish Blood, English Heart - Second Generation Irish Musicians in England by Sean Campbell. This is "the first full account of second-generation Irish music-making in England" and contains original interviews with Shane McGowan, Cait O'Riordan, Keven Rowland and Johnny Marr. Campbell is senior lacturer and research convenor in the Dept of English and Media at Anglia Ruskin UNiversity, UK. €39 from CUP.

Check out Cork University Press for more details (and browse the rest of their publications, if you've any interest in Ireland, folklore, music etc)

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