Blooming Meadows: The World of Irish Traditional Musicians

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Town House, 1998 - Music - 233 pages
This is a book of outstandingly warm, quirky and personality-laden pictures by the photographer Nutan. The moods and themes of these images are developed in the texts by Fintan Vallely and Charlie Piggott into personalities, lives, community and nation through biography, interview, comment, poetry and song. The voices are those of musicians and singers who have helped shape the revival of traditional music since the 1950s, along with today's generation of talented, articulate and highly educated players. Nostalgia, nationalism, romanticism, virtuosity and communitas here meet art and quiet confidence in cultural meaning.

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Contents

Introduction
6
Brendan Begley
23
Vincent Broderick
41
Liz Carroll
59
Lucy Farr
75
Martin Hayes
89
Paddy Keenan
107
Neillidh Mulligan
125
Maighread Ni Dhomhnaill
143
Johnny OLeary
161
Micho Russell
179
Brian and Eithne Vallely and The Armagh Pipers Club
197
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About the author (1998)

An accomplished musician and music writer, Fintan Vallely lectures on Irish music and ethnomusicology at Maynooth College and is a regular reviewer and commentator for" The Irish Times" and numerous other papers.

Piggott is a traditional Irish musician.

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