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Celtic fusion

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