Symposium on Music and 1916 : April 2015

On 24 April 2015, the Research Foundation for Music in Ireland, at DIT's Conservatory of Music and Drama, held a Symposium funded by the Irish Research Council on 'Music and 1916'.

11.00 a.m. – 11.30 a.m.: Meeting Room
Arrival: Tea/coffee

11.30 a.m. – 11.45 a.m.: Room 1.19
Welcome: Dr Kerry Houston and Dr Maria McHale

11.45 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.: Room 1.19
Session 1: Chair, Professor Harry White (University College Dublin)

Dr Maria McHale (DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama)
Voices of the Rising: songs, commemorations and concerts, 1916–1922

Dr Ruth Stanley (CIT Cork School of Music)
D.P. Moran and The Leader: a reading of music and cultural identity in 1916

Dr Michael Murphy (Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick)
Soldiering On: the National Anthem and the legacy of 1916

Dr Aidan Thomson (Queen’s University Belfast)
Bax's In Memoriam: memorial and mythology

1.00 p.m. – 2.00 p.m.: Meeting Room

2.00 p.m. – 3.00 p.m.: Room 1.19
Session 2: Chair, Dr Kerry Houston (DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama)

Dr Conor Caldwell (Queen’s University Belfast)
'On the periphery of the periphery': Music in the northwest in 1916

Dr Martin Dowling (Queen’s University Belfast)
The Rising and Piping: Traditional Music after 1916

Dr Adrian Scahill (Maynooth University)
Revival and Revolution: A transitional period in the ensemble playing of Irish traditional music?

3.00 p.m. – 3.30 p.m.: Meeting Room

3.30 p.m. – 4.45 p.m.: Room 1.19
Session 3: Chair, Dr Aidan Thomson (Queen’s University Belfast)

Dr Axel Klein (Independent scholar)
‘I Believe in God, Beethoven and Pádraic Pearse' – The Radicalisation of Carl Hardebeck

Dr Ita Beausang (DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama)
‘If I were going there I wouldn’t start from here’ – Ina Boyle’s parallel narrative

Stephen McCann (DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama)
The Boys of the Old Brigade: 1916, Music and Political Legitimacy during the Troubles

Dr Mark Fitzgerald (DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama)
Beyond 1916 – composers and politics, composition and politics, musicology and politics

4.45 p.m. – 5.15 p.m.: Room 1.19
General discussion and future plans

5.30 p.m. – 6.30 p.m.: Meeting Room
Wine reception

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