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    • Celtic Fusion
    • Fusion
      Fusion occurs when Irish performers and composers mix elements from other traditions with Irish music
      Traditional Irish features:
      Last note repeated
      Modal
      No dynamics
      Ornamentation
      Performance unaccompanied
      Use of traditional Irish instruments and dances are other features of traditional Irish music
    • Fusion
      Fusion is heard when non-traditional features and instrumentsare combined in pieces with more traditional elements
      Popular fusions occur between:
      Irish tradand rock (Horslips’ Dearg Doom)
    • Fusion
      Irish tradand classical (Shaun Davey’s Granuaile Suite)
    • Fusion
      Irish tradand jazz (Micheál Ó Súilleabháin’sOicheNollag)
    • Fusion
      Irish tradand pop (The Corrs’ Runaway)
    • Fusion
      Irish tradand ethnic traditions (Afro Celt Sound System’s Release)
    • Fusion
      Even Irish tradand hip hop (House of Pain)
    • Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin
      Born in Tipperary in 1950
      Studied music in UCC and Queen’s
      Now Chair of Music at University of Limerick where he founded the Irish World Music Centre
      Also has a very successful career as a performer and composer who fuses Irish music with Jazz and Classical sounds
    • Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin
      Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin would have had a very classical style of training in music while he was a student in UCC in the 1970s
      He was trained to play the piano and harpsichord
      He mixes his love for Irish music with his classical training in his pieces and has developed a unique style as a performer and composer
    • Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin Classical Features
      Classical elements in his music include:
      • the frequent use of the piano (heard in OicheNollagand Fiach an MhadaRua)
      • the inclusion of orchestra on occasion (Between Worlds and (Must be more) Crispy)
      • the use of dynamics and expression (The Pretty Milkmaid)
      • the use of scale-like runs
      • the inclusion of harmony and accompaniment
    • Mícheál Ó SúilleabháinIrish Features
      Irish elements in his music include:
      • a very rhythmic style of piano playing
      • the inclusion of ornamentation
      • repeated last notes
      • extended use of dance rhythms (jig in The Fox Chase, reel in OicheNollag)
      • the use of Irish instruments, notably the bodhran and bones (played often by Mel Mercier)
    • Mícheál Ó SúilleabháinJazz Features
      In 1993 he founded the ensemble, Hiberno-Jazz
      Free form jazz is his chosen type of jazz. This places strong emphasis on improvisation
      Jazz features heard include:
      • Use of jazz notes (flattened 3rd and 7th)
      • Use of jazz instruments, notably the saxophone, often played by Kenneth Edge
      • Use of syncopated rhythms