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Irish Music project

  1. 1. IRISH MUSIC Gemma, Marzena and Daniel English Matters 2008
  2. 2. Irish Music is the generic term for music that has been created in various genres on the entire island of Ireland, North and South of the border . DEFINITION
  3. 3. <ul><li>HISTORY </li></ul><ul><li>Oral tradition </li></ul><ul><li>Goes back to the 18th century and possibly earlier </li></ul><ul><li>1792 first festival in Belfast </li></ul><ul><li>Edward Bunting wrote the tunes </li></ul><ul><li>First instrument used: the Harp </li></ul><ul><li>More popular today than a century ago </li></ul><ul><li>Revival thanks to the Gaelic League </li></ul><ul><li>“ Ceilis” </li></ul><ul><li>Given added vitality in the 1960s </li></ul><ul><li>Inspired by the American folk music movement </li></ul>
  4. 4. Irish music has kept many of its traditional aspects and has itself influenced many forms of music.
  5. 5. In recent decades Irish music in many different genres has been very successful internationally. However, the most successful genres have been rock, popular and traditional fusion, with groups such as The Corrs, The Chieftains, Enya, Riverdance, Van Morrison and U2 achieving success nationally and internationally.
  6. 6. THE INSTRUMENTS OF IRISH FOLK MUSIC
  7. 7. BODHRÁN
  8. 8. FIDDLE AND BOW
  9. 9. TIN WHISTLE
  10. 10. UILLEANN PIPES
  11. 11. GUITAR
  12. 12. CHEATING SPOONS
  13. 13. ACCORDION
  14. 14. CONCERTINA
  15. 15. BOUZOUKI
  16. 16. HARP
  17. 17. IRISH GROUPS AND SINGERS
  18. 18. THE CHIEFTAINS
  19. 19. <ul><li>THE CHIEFTAINS </li></ul><ul><li>Formed in 1962 by Paddy Moloney </li></ul><ul><li>Performed with many symphony and folk orchestras worldwide </li></ul><ul><li>6 Grammy awards </li></ul><ul><li>Named Ireland music Ambassadors </li></ul><ul><li>Still very popular today </li></ul>
  20. 20. CLANNAD
  21. 21. <ul><li>CLANNAD </li></ul><ul><li>Formed in the 1970s </li></ul><ul><li>Grammy award winning group </li></ul><ul><li>Put Irish traditional music and the Irish language on the world stage </li></ul><ul><li>Perform in English, Welsh, Latin, Scottish, Gaelic, and in their native tongue, Irish . </li></ul>
  22. 22. THE DUBLINERS
  23. 23. <ul><li>THE DUBLINERS </li></ul><ul><li>Formed in 1962 </li></ul><ul><li>Pioneers in Irish folk music in Europe and the States </li></ul><ul><li>Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, Jimi Hendrix and Pink Floyd's drummer Nick Mason were all self proclaimed Dubliners fans </li></ul><ul><li>After 45 years, the band still tours Europe every year </li></ul>
  24. 24. ENYA
  25. 25. <ul><li>ENYA </li></ul><ul><li>Irish singer, instrumentalist and composer </li></ul><ul><li>Ireland's best-selling solo artist </li></ul><ul><li>Four Grammy Awards and an Academy Award nomination </li></ul><ul><li>Famous for performing in 10 different languages during her career </li></ul><ul><li>Worked with Clannad </li></ul>
  26. 26. VAN MORRISON
  27. 27. <ul><li>VAN MORRISSON </li></ul><ul><li>Grammy Award-winning Ulster Scot Northern Irish singer </li></ul><ul><li>Songwriter, author, poet and multi-instrumentalist since the late 1950s </li></ul><ul><li>Lead singer of the Northern Irish band Them (“Gloria”) </li></ul><ul><li>Rolling Stone Magazine ranked Van Morrison 42nd on their list of The Immortals: 100 Greatest Artists of All Time </li></ul>
  28. 28. THE CORRS
  29. 29. <ul><li>THE CORRS </li></ul><ul><li>Formed in 1990 </li></ul><ul><li>Consists of the Corr siblings </li></ul><ul><li>Celtic folk rock group from Dundalk </li></ul><ul><li>Have been actively involved in philanthropic activities </li></ul>
  30. 30. U2
  31. 31. <ul><li>U2 </li></ul><ul><li>Formed in 1976 </li></ul><ul><li>Rock band from Dublin </li></ul><ul><li>Most popular member Bono </li></ul><ul><li>U2 have sold more than 170 million albums worldwide </li></ul><ul><li>Campaigned for human rights and social justice causes, including Amnesty International </li></ul>
  32. 32. SINÉAD O’CONNOR
  33. 33. <ul><li>Born in Dublin </li></ul><ul><li>After encouragement of her Irish language teacher, she recorded a four-song demo. </li></ul><ul><li>Singer for Ton Ton Macoute </li></ul><ul><li>Has recordered 12 Albums </li></ul><ul><li>Been nominated in the Best Irish Female category for Ireland's celebrated Meteor Awards 2008 </li></ul>Sinead O’Connor
  34. 34. Special thanks to Allyson Prizeman And Aideen O’Brien
  35. 35. Go raibh maith agaibh as bhur aird
  36. 36. Thank you for your attention

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