Place, performance and imagination
Wednesday, 28 January 2015, 4-5.30pm,
Tower Theatre, Irish World Academy of Music & Dance
LANDscape research seminar – all welcom
Dr. Niall Keegan, Irish World Academy of Music and Dance
‘Mapping the Linguistic Turn – language, space and place in Irish traditional music’
Billy Mills, poet and critic.
‘Words for Music; Music for Words’
Niall Keegan is a traditional Irish flute player and an ethnomusicologist. His PhD, The Art of Juncture – Transformations of Irish Traditional Music, focused on the language-based structures used by traditional musicians to account for and shape their performance practices. His research also engages the diasporic experience of traditional music, particularly in the UK. He has performed extensively throughout the world with musicians such as Sandra Joyce, Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin and Clive Carroll.
Billy Mills is a poet, editor, literary journalist at guardian.co.uk. Mills was born Dublin in 1954. After some years spent in Spain and the UK, he currently lives in Limerick. He is co-editor (with Catherine Walsh) of hardpressed Poetry. His Lares/Manes: Collected Poems was published by Shearsman in 2009, and Imaginary Gardens and Loop Walks by hardPressed poetry in 2012 and 2013 respectively.
Getting to the Academy: