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  • 1. Irish Music
    A History
  • 2. .
    Amergin, the 1st Bard of Ireland who as part of the invasion of the Celts in 1-2nd century BC
    “The Song of Amergin” 1st song about Ireland
  • 3. Celtic society
    Celtic cultures, the Bard/Filidh/Ollave was inviolate, travel freely throughout
    The Celts were fascinated by the power of words. Every noble or high family maintained their own ancestral poets. " It is from these poets, who maintained an oral tradition
  • 4. Six Nations of the Gael
  • 6. ROOTS
    Ethnomusicology is the study of people's music, and more specifically, the study of the relationship between music and culture
    Depending upon the source, 40 to 60 percent of the settlers who nested into the Appalachian region were of Ulster-Scots descent, by far the largest ethnic group to call Appalachia home
    Celtic Music influenced Appalachian /bluegrass music which combined with African influences begat blues and country
  • 7. Roots
  • 8. Nova Scotia and Cape Breton
    in the 19th century the Irish Great Hunger and Scottish Highland Clearances resulted in large influxes of migrants with Celtic cultural roots, which helped to define the dominantly celtic character of Cape Breton and the north mainland of the province
  • 9. Evolution
    Court musicians
    Fall of the Gaelic Chieftains 1607
    Subsequent rebellions
    Norman 1166
    Created sense of yearning for independence
  • 10. Aisling Images
  • 11. Rebel Songs
    1601 Battle of Kinsale and the Flight of the Earls
    1641-53 Wars of the Irish Confederacy
    Including Oliver Cromwell
    1798 United Irishman Rebellion
    1800’s Agrarian unrest/Fenians
    1916 Easter Rebellion
    1919-1922 War Of Independence
    1922-1924 Irish Civil War
  • 12. Diasporas
  • 13. Traditional Irish Music
    Much of Irish traditional music is meant for dancing.
    The tunes range from four-to-the-bar reels to various types of jigs, which can be either sprightly or stately.
    Most jigs are in 6/8, but there is an older style known as a slip jig that circular construction in which two different strains of eight bars are each played through twice, then the resulting thirty-two bars are repeated from the top
  • 14. Reels
    Reel music is notated in duple time, either as 2/2 or 4/4.
    In Irish dance, a reel is any dance danced to music in reel time
  • 15. Voice
    The oral tradition was paramount among the Celtic peoples; no written histories or laws, all were learned among the druidic class
    old style") is a highly ornamented style of unaccompanied traditional Irish singing
    The tradition of sean-nós song was exclusively oral, and remains customarily so
  • 16. Instrumentation
    uilleannpipesare the characteristic national bagpipe of Ireland. íobauilleann (literally, "pipes of the elbow"), from their method of inflation. The bag of the uilleann pipes is inflated by means of a small set of bellows strapped around the waist and the right arm.
  • 17. Irish Harp
  • 18. percussion
    The bodhránis an Irish frame drum ranging from (10" to 26") in diameter, with most drums measuring (14" to 18"). The sides of the drum are (3½" to 8") deep. A goatskin head is tacked to one sideTheother side is open ended for one hand to be placed against the inside of the drum head to control the pitch and timbre.
  • 19. accordions
  • 20. Whistle/flute
  • 21. Fiddle
  • 22. Influences
  • 23. Irish Folk Music
  • 24. The Clancy Brothers
  • 25. Traditional music
  • 26. The Chieftains
  • 27. Hooley