MUS307: The Irish Oral Tradition

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Story, song and the written word share a common and ancient heritage in the Irish Tradition. In this seminar series we will explore the rich tapestry that comprises the written word in Irish Language Literature and Song and examine how oral forms of artistic expression continue to enrich a nation's literature and music to this very day. The series will explore the shared histories of Irish Language Poetry and the Sean Nós song tradition, how oral culture finds expression in Irish Theatre and how older oralities still find potent representation and viability in a wide span of contemporary Music Culture, from Opera to Traditional Music.

Time/Location:

Sep 13, 2017 - Jan 16, 2018

Tuesday 01:30 PM - 04:20 PM

Building TBD, Room TBD

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Seminar