“Nótaí/Notes: Music and Ireland” Research Symposium

NUI Galway is delighted to announce the forthcoming research symposium "Nótaí/Notes: Music and Ireland," which will take place on Saturday, 23 September 2017 in Boston College’s Gasson Hall. This full-day symposium will gather together international scholars from a variety of academic disciplines, united in their interest in the topic of Music and Ireland. The symposium theme is tied to the forthcoming 2019 special issue of Éire-Ireland: an Interdisciplinary Journal of Irish Studies. Keynote speakers will include Dr Helen O’Shea (University of Melbourne) and Dr Méabh Ní Fhuartháin (National University of Ireland, Galway). Participants will also have an opportunity to acquaint themselves with Boston College’s extensive Irish Music Archives.

The symposium will be free and open to all interested parties. A full programme will be published in due course. For planning purposes, we invite you to register your interest in attending by 31 May 2017 with onsite coordinator Elizabeth Sweeney, Irish Music Librarian, John J. Burns Library, Boston College: elizabeth.sweeney@bc.edu. General enquiries should also be directed to the onsite coordinator.

Any other enquiries may be directed to symposium coordinators Dr Verena Commins and Dr Méabh Ní Fhuartháin, NUI Galway: meabh.nifhuarthain@nuigalway.ie

This event is cosponsored by Comhrá Ceoil, Centre for Irish Studies at NUI Galway, together with the Boston College Libraries and Boston College Center for Irish Programs, with additional funding provided by the Irish Research Council New Foundations scheme.