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Musical style in uilleann piping: a study of possibility and meaning

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posted on 03.03.2022, 04:49 by Matthew Horsley
This thesis investigates the concept of musical style as it pertains to the tradition of the uilleann pipes (Irish bagpipes). It is centred around five case studies of prominent contemporary uilleann pipers, derived from ethnographic interviews and musical analysis, in dialogue with relevant theories from the fields of ethnomusicology, musicology, anthropology, and cultural studies. The understanding of musical style which emerges is one which cannot be confined to a purely sonic or musicological realm. Rather, it exists between musicians, instruments, communities, identities, geographies, and histories, negotiating and translating between interior and exterior realities.

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Principal supervisor

Adrian Mcneil

Additional supervisor 1

Graeme Smith

Year of Award

2022

Department, School or Centre

Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music

Course

Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type

DOCTORATE

Campus location

Australia

Faculty

Faculty of Arts

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