AHRC Funding for Irish Song project at Queen's University Belfast

The AHRC has just awarded the School of English at Queen’s University, Belfast, funding for a three-year project entitled ‘An Historical Typology of Irish Song: Transmission, Performance and Cultural Memory’. Its aim is to investigate the historical development of song in Ireland from the earliest evidence to the eighteenth century in its regional, insular, and international European contexts, and including especially its common heritage with Gaelic-speaking Scotland and the Isle of Man.

Song in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

We are seeking partners in an international funding bid. The project wiil seek to address song types in Europe in the 'longue duree' - from the earliest medieval sources to 1800, from a comparative, regional perspective. We particularly welcome partners from beyond the UK and Ireland. Please respond by e-mail to: a.buckley@qub.ac.uk