Thursday, 5 March 2009

CFP: Music, Plantation and Migration International Symposium (Dublin)

25 APRIL 2009

DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama in association with The Department of Music, NUI Maynooth, UCD Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Institute and The Society for Musicology in Ireland

The legislation which resulted in the plantation of Ulster was passed in 1609 and this important event in Irish history is being marked by an exploration of the exchange of music and musicians between Ireland and Britain in the period 1600–1750 and how the story of plantation and migration has been recorded in Irish traditional music of this time and later periods.

The symposium will be held in DIT Kevin Street on Saturday 25 April 2009 and will be followed by the launch of the tenth volume of Irish Musical Studies: Music, Ireland and the Seventeenth Century (Barra Boydell & Kerry Houston editors).

We invite papers from writers reflecting on topics including:

• Irish and English musical culture of the time (including music at the Court of James I)
• Musical and cultural exchanges between Ireland and Scotland
• The recording of the events of plantation and migration in Irish traditional music
• The aftermath of the Plantation of Ulster and its impact on the musical and cultural life of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Ireland
• Sacred music in Ireland and Scotland in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries

Abstracts of around 300 words for papers of 20 minutes should be sent to Kerry Houston, DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama, Rathmines Road, Dublin 6 ( by Wednesday 11 March 2009. We will consider group proposals and lecture recital proposals.

Symposium committee: Barra Boydell (NUIM), David Connolly (DIT), Marian Deasy (DIT), Kerry Houston (DIT), Helen Lyons (DKIT/UCD), Adrian Scahill (NUIM) and Eamon Sweeney (DIT).

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