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Women and Traditional / Folk Music Research Symposium

9 February 2019

Hosted by Comhrá Ceoil at NUI Galway, in partnership with FairPlé

Recent social action movements, in Ireland and elsewhere, draw stark attention to the question of equality in areas of cultural production and theworkplace. Responding to these initiatives, and in particular the work of FairPlé, this one-day research symposium will provide an opportunity to explore, challenge and respond to the focused theme of ‘Women and traditional / folk music’. With the aim of encouraging further research and debate in this area, the symposium welcomes the participation of academics, musicians and singers, researchers, listeners and those involved with the production, promotion and dissemination of traditional and folk music. 

There was a tremendous response to the call for papers for the symposium and we are especially delighted to announce as our keynote speaker, Dr Tes Slominksi, Beloit College, whose scholarship in the area of women and traditional music is groundbreaking. 

 Full programme details to follow.