..featuring live music performances, film and spoken tributes
Thursday 6th October 2022, Aula Maxima, UCCRead more
..featuring live music performances, film and spoken tributes
Thursday 6th October 2022, Aula Maxima, UCCRead more
Many congratulations to our wonderful fiddle tutor, Connie O'Connell who has been awarded the prestigious TG4 Gradam Ceoil Cumadóir/Composer Award.Read more
We were delighted to welcome Aoife Nic Cormaic to the Music Department last week. Aoife presents The Rolling Wave on RTÉ Radio 1 and she has produced a one-hour special celebrating the centenary of Irish traditional music at UCC.Read more
The Danijela Kulezic-Wilson Memorial Award. PhD Scholarship in the School of Film, Music & Theatre, University College Cork.Read more
Department of Music Lecturer, Emily Gale, was recently featured on NPR radio discussing the classic track with fellow academic Elizabeth Wollman. You can listen to the piece below.Read more
The renowned concert pianist David Syme, the first UCC/Ritmüller Classical Artist in Residence, presents an exciting new series of lecture-concerts! He’s joined by Keith Pascoe, member of The Vanbrugh and one of Ireland’s most celebrated musicians. No prior experience of classical music is needed, as each of these classes is designed to enable everyone to appreciate the composers and their works in more depth.
UCC postdoctoral researcher Dr Lijuan Qian in the Dept of Music has been awarded €1.5 million Starter Grant from the European Research Council.
UCC President John O’Halloran welcomed Dr Eva Mc Mullan Project Leader, Professor Yvonne Nolan Research Supervisor, and members of the Rhythm family to the President's Office to launch the new MINdDS UCC Research Project Website.Read more
The College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences, and the School of Film, Music, and Theatre, in association with the Arts Council, are pleased to announce the appointment of the renowned musician, dancer, and composer, Caitlín Nic Gabhann, as the UCC Traditional Artist in Residence for 2022. Caitlín will deliver a series of concerts, workshops, and classes over the course of her one-year residency, beginning in January 2022.Read more
The Departments of Music of University College Cork and Tehran University invite you to a commemoration of the life and work of a distinguished Iranian teacher, composer, and ethnomusicologist, Professor Hormoz Farhat.Read more
Music Department lecturer and uilleann piper, Mary Mitchell-Ingoldsby, will feature on Tyrone Production's new documentary on the history of women in piping Mná na bPíob.Read more
Paul O'Donnell set to perform two shows over the Guinness Cork Jazz Weekend.Read more
The Department of Music at University College Cork is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of the uilleann piper Paddy Moloney, founding member of the Chieftains.Read more
David Syme, newly announced UCC/Ritmüller Classical Artist in Residence, to play limited ticketed Aula Maxima show.
One of the first live music performances in UCC since the pandemic began inaugurates the in-kind donation of a Ritmuller RS280 from Pearl River Piano Group; the world’s largest Piano manufacturer.
Mr Syme made national news when he announced intention to sell his grand piano
The Department of Music are delighted to announce that we are now accepting applications for the 2022 Traditional Artist in Residence.Read more
The Department of Music at University College Cork are delighted to announce that Dr. Jack Talty has been appointed to the post of Lecturer in Irish Traditional Music.Read more
Our final year BMus students have been working hard over the past few months and are proud to present ‘Together Apart’.Read more
We are pleased to announce the publication of Jonathan Stock's new book, co-written with Chou Chiener, Everyday Musical Life among the Indigenous Bunun, Taiwan.Read more
Dr. Eva McMullan, lecturer at UCC’s Department of Music has created a video featuring APC Microbiome Ireland researchers, the UCC Choir, body percussion composed by Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas from the percussion group STOMP and an Allen Billingsley arrangement of the Pentatonix cover of Fleet Foxes’ White Winter Hymnal. ‘Stomping Out loud! Music and the Brain’ will premiere for the public, virtually on the 11am coffee break next Monday 22 March. The launch coincides with the Spring Equinox which takes place this weekend on Saturday 20 March and comes on the heels of Brain Awareness Week 15 - 21 March.
Link to watch premiere https://bit.ly/2QkJjmS
Facebook event to use for inviting your friends https://fb.me/e/1ZsZl05e4
FUAIM Music at UCC returns this week with our Spring 2021 season of Friday lunchtime concerts live-streamed from the Glucksman Gallery. And what better way to start than with a performance by The Vanbrugh? For this concert, the trio will be joined by Siun Milne, David Kenny and Yseult Cooper-Stockdale for a performance of Antonín Dvořák's String Sextet in A Major, Op. 48.
Live online: https://www.youtube.com/user/musicatUCC
Is mór an onóir do Roinn an Cheoil fáilte a chur roim dhuine de mhórcheoltóirí Chorca Dhuibhne, Méabh Ní Bheaglaoich, a bheidh ag gabháilt do cheardlann polcaí agus sleamhnán ar líne le mic léinn cheoil UCC Déardaoin na seachtaine seo ar a 6pm. The Department of Music is delighted to announce that the acclaimed West Kerry accordionist, Méabh Ní Bheaglaoich, will deliver the next workshop as part of the Sidney Regan Music Masterclass Online Series this Thursday 28 January 2020 at 6pm. The workshop is open to UCC Music students. What a great start to the semester! Tús maith, leath na hoibre mar a deirteaRead more
The Music Department is delighted to announce that acclaimed conductor, David Brophy, will be delivering the next Sidney Regan Music Masterclass Online Series workshop tonight at 6pm with the UCC Choir and UCC Choral Studies students under the direction of Dr. Eva McMullan.Read more
The Department of Music is delighted to announce that Mary Bergin, one of the greatest ever exponents of Irish Traditional Music, will be giving a whistle workshop to UCC Music Students as part of the Sydney Regan Music Masterclass Online Series on 18 Friday 2020. There is immense excitement among the traditional music community in the Department of Music at University College Cork!Read more
The College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences (UCC) and the School of Film, Music, and Theatre (UCC), in association with The Arts Council, announce the appointment of the internationally renowned performer and composer, Nollaig Casey, as the Traditional Artist in Residence at University College Cork 2021. Casey will deliver a series of concerts, workshops, and classes over the course of her 1-year residency, beginning in January 2021.Read more
The Music Department is delighted to announce that the first workshop of the Sydney Regan Music Masterclass Online Series will be delivered by the renowned piano specialist and teacher, Aidan Duggan, this Friday 27th November at 11am.
We are delighted to announce the first of our FUAIM Autumn series concerts featuring Niall Vallely on concertina.Read more
The faculty of Music at University College Cork are deeply saddened by the passing of Professor David Harold Cox last Tuesday evening on the 18 August 2020.Read more
Down Syndrome Cork has teamed up with University College Cork, Music4Children and singer songwriter Brian Kennedy to release a heart-warming video to coincide with International Friendship Day, which takes place this year on July 30th.Read more
The UCC Department of Music is coming together with Citadel, World Music from Kinsale Road to create this event to raise funds for Citadel. We will perform together to create a wonderful evening of sounds from Ireland and the world.
A raffle of Sudanese refugee Nasir's painting will be held that evening. Not to Be missed!
Asylum seekers go free. Supported by UCC and Cork City of Sanctuary.
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/231796621287111/
• Call out for hip hop fans to name their top five artists
• World’s first academic journal on hip hop launches
A global search for the defining gems of Hip Hop is on, as the world’s first global study of hip hop
launches at University College Cork (UCC).Read more
UCC Music is proud to announce that Professor Griff Rollefson's book, Flip the Script: European Hip Hop and the Politics of Postcoloniality, has been announced as the inaugural recipient of the Ruth Stone Prize from the Society for Ethnomusicology. The Stone Prize “recognizes the most distinguished English-language monograph in the field of ethnomusicology, published as the author’s first monograph.”
You are cordially invited to, MAGDALENE, the new audio-visual installation by Mary J. King (UCC Music). The installation runs at The Glucksman from 5-20 Dec. It is free, open to the public, and part of a wonderfully curated set of critically insightful pieces in the Gallery's second-floor Sisk Spaces.
Congratulations to Karen Desmond (BMus, 1992, and former lecturer, 2011-13) whose volume Music and the moderni, 1300-1350: The ars nova in Theory and Practice, published by Cambridge University Press, has been awarded the Lewis Lockwood Award by the American Musicological Society.Read more
All prospective Music students, their parents and Music teachers are warmly invited to our annual Open Day. It’s the best way to learn about our unique degree programmes, meet staff and students, see the Music Building and hear performances by current students, who are enjoying some of the most exciting music-making opportunities Ireland has to offer.
This Music Teachers’ CPD course is unique in Ireland in focusing on the development of teaching and learning approaches to Early Music performance and listening for post-primary level.Read more
RTE's Céilí House were in the O'Riada Hall recently recording two shows featuring Traditional Artist in Residence Jack Talty with staff and students from the Department of Music.Read more
UCC’s department of music presents Sound Sound Day at Nano Nagle Place; a program of established artists in experimental sound and an exhibition of music from graduates of UCC experimental sound practice masters.Read more
The Department of Music is delighted to welcome Dr Alexander Khalil to the post of Lecturer in Ethnomusicology.Read more
UCC lecturer in Popular Music Studies, Dr J. Griffith Rollefson has secured a €2m research grant to undertake the world’s first global study of hip hop music and culture. The award from the European Research Council will fund a five year project to study hip hop on six continents.Read more
Singing Ideas: Performance, Politics and Oral Poetry (Berghahn 2018) by Dr. Tríona Ní Shíocháin, Department of Music, UCC, will be launched Wednesday 28 November at 4.30pm in the Lowercase Bookshop, UCC.
Professor Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin RIP/An tOllamh Micheál Ó Súilleabháin ar shlí na fírinne
It is with great sadness that UCC has learned of the passing of musician, composer, academic and educator, Professor Emeritus Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, former colleague and friend. During his tenure at UCC, 1975 – 1993, he was responsible for developing the study of Irish Traditional Music and taking it to a whole new level. He raised its profile and status, not only within the university, but also on a national and international stage. His sensitive and innovative approach made it accessible to all, while at the same time he was instrumental in gathering the music at its source and in the setting up of numerous archives.
The Department of Music is delighted to present the FUAIM Autumn 2018 season which kicks off this Friday with a performance by Colin Dunne.
At the National Famine Commemoration 2018 held in UCC on the 12th of May The Vanbrugh together with UCC staff members Niall Vallely and Mary Mitchell-Ingoldsby and UCC graduate Bríd McGowan performed two newly commissioned pieces composed by Seán Doherty, 'Father McCarthy's Lament' and Prof. Boole's Farewell'.Read more
The Staff and Students of the Music Department UCC are very sad to announce that tutor Long Fen passed away on 12 April 2018 in China after a long battle with cancer. She had celebrated her 40th birthday just a few days earlier.Read more
with special guest CHRIS WATSON
11am - 10pm, Saturday 14 April 2018
Ó Riada Hall, Music Department, St. Vincent’s, Sunday’s Well Road, Cork
UCC Music is proud to present SOUND SOUND DAY, a multifaceted celebration of the profound world of sound. It features special guest Chris Watson, BAFTA Award-winning sound recordist, who will talk about his recording expedition to the Antarctic for the Attenborough documentary Frozen Planet and present a live quadrophonic diffusion of recordings made at Galley Lighthouse for RTÉ.tRead more
You are all cordially invited to what promises to be the most exciting book launch you'll attend this year!
UCC’s new and ground-breaking MA in Experimental Sound Practice is now open to applications! It is designed for artists of any discipline whose practice involves an adventurous engagement with sound. Taught Modules explore many areas including music technology, improvisation, experimental music, sound art, field recording and sound studies, and lead up to a large-scale portfolio of creative work involving sound in any discipline.Read more
UCC wishes to appoint an ethnomusicologist of distinction to the permanent position of Lecturer in Ethnomusicology. We are seeking an ethnomusicologist whose specialisms are complemental to existing staff, and whose contributions will enhance and develop our current strengths in both research and teaching.Read more
Dance Workshops with Colin Dunne,
UCC Traditional Artist in Residence 2017 - 18 will commence on
Thursday 9th of November
at 1.00pm and at 3.00pm in the Ó Riada Hall,
Music Building, Sundays Well Road, UCC
The College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences (UCC) and the School of Music and Theatre (UCC), in association with The Arts Council, announce the appointment of the internationally renowned performer and teacher, Colin Dunne, as the Traditional Artist in Residence at University College Cork 2017-18. Dunne will deliver a series of concerts, workshops, and classes over the course of his 1-year residency, beginning in October.Read more
JJ Riordan is a composer, performer and student on the MA in Ethnomusicology programme at UCC. JJ recently accepted a challenge to make a beat using a pug owned by a friend. The result was a music video that was picked up by social media channels, receiving almost 4m views. JJ has since gone on to make similar 'found sound' videos with subjects including a mini cooper, his family farm, and the Music Building at UCC.Read more
The Palgrave Handbook of Sound Design and Music in Screen Media: Integrated Soundtracks
This new book co-edited by UCC Lecturer in Music Dr Danijela Kulezic-Wilson and Dr Liz Greene (Liverpool John Moores University) bridges the gap between film sound and film music studies by bringing together scholars from both disciplines.Read more
THE DONAL (DOC) GLEESON INSTRUMENTAL TUITION AWARDS
FUAIM is very proud to present the winners of this year's Donal 'Doc' Gleeson Awards for undergraduate performance. They are Rebecca Saich, Ricky Kelleher, Ciara McGarrigle and Conor Soltan.
In memory of their colleague, Donal Gleeson, the Dublin Postal Clerks Branch of the Communication Workers' Union has established a fund to enable the University to provide a number of Instrumental Tuition Awards. Up to four awards are made each year to deserving undergraduate music students. This week's Friday lunchtime concert will feature four short performances by Rebecca, Ricky, Ciara and Conor, including Irish traditional, popular, Western Art and Indian classical musics.
“A colorful, sometimes violent and revelatory listening experience that infuses modern aesthetics with the spirit of the ancient.” John Morrison (Jazz Right Now).
FUAIM and UCC Music Department are excited to be presenting a performance and workshop by Sirene 1009. With funding from the Arts Council of Ireland, the ensemble makes their Cork debut with a free concert at 1:10pm on Friday, 7 April 2017 at the Aula Maxima, UCC.Read more
The College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences (UCC) and the School of Music and Theatre (UCC), in association with the Arts Council, announce the appointment of the internationally renowned singer and performer Karan Casey, as the Traditional Artist in Residence at University College Cork 2016-17. Casey will deliver a series of concerts, workshops, lectures and seminars over the course of her 1-year residency, beginning October 1.Read more
We’re delighted to announce that Dr Tríona Ní Shíocháin, currently at University of Limerick, has been appointed to the role of Lecturer in Irish Traditional Music here at UCC.Read more
Mary O’Brien (PhD Composition) recently premiered a new piece for multiple choirs and string quartet in the St Patrick’s Day Concert in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh.Read more
Congratulations to Dylan Murphy, recipient of the 2016 Staf Gebruers Annual Memorial Award at UCC, which is awarded for excellence in Music. Dylan is a graduate of the HDip course and a current student on the MA in Music as Cultural History.Read more
We are delighted to announce that Dr. Eva McMullan-Glossop has been awarded a UCC Staff Recognition Award for 2016. The award, in the Impact category, recognises the significant contribution Eva has made to the cultural and social life of UCC and the wider community. Congratulations Eva!!Read more
Ann Cleare is a composer working in the areas of concert music, opera, extended sonic environments and hybrid instrumental design. She also lectures in composition at the University of York. Her work has been presented by broadcasters such as the BBC and RTE and she recently featured in the New York Times in advance of her inclusion in the Composer Portraits series at Columbia University.Read more
Applications are invited from well-renowned and accomplished traditional artists (musicians, singers, dancers) of distinction, for the above residencyRead more
Máire Ní Cheilleachair, University College Cork’s sean-nós singing tutor, has been awarded the very prestigious Gradam Ceoil TG4 Amhránaí naBliana (Singer of the Year) award at the launch event in Belfast’s City Hall on Monday 20th November.
Máire is a multi-award winning singer and she performs regularly both nationally and internationally. Máire’s singing can be heard on the CD Guth ar Fán.Read more
Postdoctoral researcher Lijuan Qian is currently on fieldwork in Yunnan Province, SW China, looking at music as a potential form of women’s sustainable development.Read more
The Music Department are delighted to acquire a portrait of the renowned Cork-born traditional music collector, Francis O'Neill (1849-1936) in celebration of 100 years of Irish traditional music at UCC.Read more