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Curricular information is subject to change
On completion of this module students should be able to:
- identify musical examples from across a variety of Irish musical genres.
- describe music in clear language.
- critically evaluate musical works and performances.
- evaluate relationships between music and Irish culture.
- engage critically with narratives of Irish musical history.
Week 1: Thinking about Music in Ireland
Week 2: Pipes and Fiddle Music in Ireland
Week 3: Music Ensembles from the Folk Music Revival to today
Week 4: Collectors of Irish traditional music
Week 5: Sean-nós’ song
Week 6: Classical Music in a very small country
Week 7: The Early Irish Harp
Week 8: Music in Sixteenth-Century Ireland
Week 9: The Showband Era
Week 10: ‘Country and Irish’: Country Music in Ireland
Week 11: Rock, Pop and Irish Identity and ‘Song Long Forgotten’: Changing Voices in Popular Traditional Singing
Week 12: Contemporary Voices
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Journal: Journal-style account of three lectures over the course of the term that were of particular interest to you. Trad. Classical and Popular must be represented.||Week 12||n/a||Graded||No||
|Assignment: Assignment 1. Short essay. 1,000 words.||Week 6||n/a||Graded||No||
|Assignment: Assignment 2. Short essay. 1,000 words.||Week 11||n/a||Graded||No||
|Multiple Choice Questionnaire: MCQ exam covering all the material of the module.||End of trimester MCQ||n/a||Graded||No||
|Remediation Type||Remediation Timing|
|In-Module Resit||Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
Not yet recorded.
|Ms Siobhan Armstrong||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Mr Eamonn Galldubh||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Mr John Millar||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|