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An Introduction to Irish Music with Tradschool
An Introduction to Irish Music with Tradschool
An Introduction to Irish Music with Tradschool
An Introduction to Irish Music with Tradschool
An Introduction to Irish Music with Tradschool
An Introduction to Irish Music with Tradschool
An Introduction to Irish Music with Tradschool
An Introduction to Irish Music with Tradschool
An Introduction to Irish Music with Tradschool
An Introduction to Irish Music with Tradschool
An Introduction to Irish Music with Tradschool
An Introduction to Irish Music with Tradschool
An Introduction to Irish Music with Tradschool
An Introduction to Irish Music with Tradschool
An Introduction to Irish Music with Tradschool
An Introduction to Irish Music with Tradschool
An Introduction to Irish Music with Tradschool
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An Introduction to Irish Music with Tradschool

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Lecture given by Tradschool in November 2009

Lecture given by Tradschool in November 2009

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  • 1. Tradschool « A Brief Introduction to Irish Traditional Music »
    • The Music
    • Transmission
    • Context
    • Tradition vs Innovation
    (C) 2009 www.tradschool.com
  • 2. The Music
    • Dance music, orally transmitted
    • Dance context: Rythm & Tempo !!
    • History : Individual performance
    • Today: Group & Session Context
    • Social Function
    (C) 2009 www.tradschool.com
  • 3. Tunes
    • Reels : 4/4 Time, Fast, Technical
    • Jigs : 6/8 Time, Fast
    • Reels & jigs : 2-beats!
    • Hornpipes : 4/4, « bouncy » rythm
    • Polkas : 2/4, Kerry & Cork
    • Slides : 12/8, Kerry & Cork
    • Others: Set dances, Mazurkas...
    (C) 2009 www.tradschool.com
  • 4. Distribution of tunes
    • 1 Reels : most common, session & recorded music
    • 2 Jigs
    • 3 Hornpipes, others...
    (C) 2009 www.tradschool.com
  • 5. Repertoire
    • Huge traditional repertoire
    • O'Neill : 1000 + standards
    • Changes in repertoire: outside influences
    (C) 2009 www.tradschool.com
  • 6. Style & Ornamentation
    • Styles: regional vs personal
    • Sligo: fast, rythmic pulse, ornamented, powerful
    • Clare: melodic, slower, less ornaments, relaxed
    • Roscommon: rythmic, flute
    • Donegal: fast & dynamic, Scottish influence, fiddle
    • Kerry: Slides & polkas, accordion
    (C) 2009 www.tradschool.com
  • 7. Matt Molloy
    • North Roscommon / Sligo
    • Irish flute
    • Complex technical style, Sligo / Roscommon,
    • Fast, ornamentations, energy
    • Influence of pipes
    • Great influence on future generations
    • Critics: too much influence...? Molloy clones!
    (C) 2009 www.tradschool.com
  • 8. Micho Russell
    • 1915-1944
    • Doolin Co Clare
    • Flute & whistle
    • Simple, sparse, lilting style
    • Link between past & present; musical repertoire & folklore
    (C) 2009 www.tradschool.com
  • 9. Transmission of the music
    • Oral transmission: teachers, sessions, informal groupings
    • Written transmission: sheet music & « bones » of tune
    • History of both oral & written transmission
    • Errors in transmission lead to changes in repertoire; versions of tunes
    (C) 2009 www.tradschool.com
  • 10. Framework of the music
    • Simple, highly-organised folk music
    • Question & Response structure
    • Organised into 2- & 4- bar « bits »
    • Similarity of tunes aids transmission; similar tropes returning throughout repertoire
    • « Bathing » in repertoire; the more you learn, the more you learn!
    (C) 2009 www.tradschool.com
  • 11. Sources of « Irish » Music
    • Reels : Scotland
    • Jigs : England
    • Polkas : Europe
    • Hornpipes : England, europe
    • Flute : England
    • Fiddle : Europe
    • Accordion : Europe
    • Bouzouki : Greece...
    (C) 2009 www.tradschool.com
  • 12. Liberty in Performing
    • Experience
    • Personal taste
    • « Less is more » vs « More is more »
    • Inclusion vs exclusion
    (C) 2009 www.tradschool.com
  • 13. Perception of music among musicians
    • Little tendency to intellectualise
    • « That's a nice tune, where did you get it? »
    • Aesthetics & context
    • Technical aspects not formalised
    • Learning by imitation rather than explanation
    (C) 2009 www.tradschool.com
  • 14. Tradition vs Innovation 1
    • The Traditionalists
    • Tradition « in danger »
    • Local styles being lost
    • Styles being « homogenised »
    • « Global music » without meaning
    (C) 2009 www.tradschool.com
  • 15. Tradition vs Innovation 2
    • The « Innovators »
    • Carrying on a tradition of innovation
    • Using relevant influences
    • Communication with styles already connected with ITM
    (C) 2009 www.tradschool.com
  • 16. Innovating « from inside »
    • Innovating « from exterior »
    • Adding drums, bass, guitars « on top of » traditional melody; S. Shannon...
    • Innovating « from interior »
    • Matt Molloy : combination of styles, blue notes
    • McGoldrick : accomplished traditional performer; « combines »outside influences
    • Persinal Taste!!!!
    (C) 2009 www.tradschool.com
  • 17. To Conclude...
    • Simple system, simple music...
    • Simple doesn't mean easy!
    • The more you look, the more you learn...
    • The more you listen, the more you learn...
    • The more you play, the more you learn...
    • The more you learn, the more you learn!
    • Not every question has an answer!
    • You never stop learning...
    (C) 2009 www.tradschool.com

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