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  • UCC Music Lecturer Wins €2million Global Hip Hop Study Grant

    29 Nov
    UCC Music Lecturer Wins €2million Global Hip Hop Study Grant

    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.

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  • Dr. Tríona Ní Shíocháin to launch new book

    21 Nov
    Dr. Tríona Ní Shíocháin to launch new book

    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.

     

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  • Professor Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin RIP

    08 Nov
    Professor Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin RIP

    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.

     

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  • FUAIM launches new Autumn 2018 programme

    26 Sep
    FUAIM launches new Autumn 2018 programme

    The Department of Music is delighted to present the FUAIM Autumn 2018 season which kicks off this Friday with a performance by Colin Dunne.

     

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  • National Famine Commemoration 2018

    29 May
    National Famine Commemoration 2018

    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'.  

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  • Long Fen

    16 Apr
    Long Fen

    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. 

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  • Sound Sound Day - 14th April, Ó Riada Hall, Department of Music, UCC

    04 Apr
    Sound Sound Day - 14th April, Ó Riada Hall, Department of Music, UCC

    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.t

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  • Book Launch Friday 6th April, The Roundy, Cork

    29 Mar
    Book Launch Friday 6th April, The Roundy, Cork

    You are all cordially invited to what promises to be the most exciting book launch you'll attend this year!  

     

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  • New MA in Experimental Sound Practice

    27 Mar
    New MA in Experimental Sound Practice

    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.

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  • Lectureship in Ethnomusicology

    12 Feb
    Lectureship in Ethnomusicology

    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. 

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  • Dance Workshops with Colin Dunne

    06 Nov
    Dance Workshops with Colin Dunne

    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

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  • Colin Dunne appointed Traditional Artist in Residence 2017/18

    03 Oct
    Colin Dunne appointed Traditional Artist in Residence 2017/18

    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.

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  • JJ Riordan creates viral music videos using found sound

    20 Apr
    JJ Riordan creates viral music videos using found sound

    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.

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  • New book co-edited by UCC Lecturer in Music Dr Danijela Kulezic-Wilson and Dr Liz Greene

    29 Mar
    New book co-edited by UCC Lecturer in Music Dr Danijela Kulezic-Wilson and Dr Liz Greene

    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. 

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  • Donal 'Doc'Glesson Awards 2017

    16 Mar
    Donal 'Doc'Glesson Awards 2017

    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. 

     

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  • Performance and Workshop by Improvised Music Ensemble with Support from Arts Council of Ireland

    20 Mar
    Performance and Workshop by Improvised Music Ensemble with Support from Arts Council of Ireland

    “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.

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  • Karan Casey appointed Traditional Artist in Residence 2016-17

    07 Oct
    Karan Casey appointed Traditional Artist in Residence 2016-17

    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.

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  • Dr Tríona Ní Shíocháin appointed as Lecturer in Traditional Irish Music

    03 Nov
    Dr Tríona Ní Shíocháin appointed as Lecturer in Traditional Irish Music

    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. 

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  • Mary O’Brien premieres new piece for TV

    16 Mar
    Mary O’Brien premieres new piece for TV

    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. 

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  • Dylan Murphy, recipient of the 2016 Staf Gebruers Annual Memorial Award

    06 Oct
    Dylan Murphy, recipient of the 2016 Staf Gebruers Annual Memorial Award

    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.

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  • UCC Staff Recognition Award for Dr. Eva McMullen-Glossop

    21 Sep
    UCC Staff Recognition Award for Dr. Eva McMullen-Glossop

    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!!

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  • Ann Cleare featured as UCC Alumnus of the week.

    13 Jun
    Ann Cleare featured as UCC Alumnus of the week.

    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.

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  • Traditional Artist in Residence

    17 Jul
    Traditional Artist in Residence

    Applications are invited from well-renowned and accomplished traditional artists (musicians, singers, dancers) of distinction, for the above residency

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  • UCC Music Staff win two highly prestigious Gradam Ceoil TG4 (Awards)

    24 Nov
    UCC Music Staff win two highly prestigious Gradam Ceoil TG4 (Awards)

    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.

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  • Fieldwork in China

    13 Dec
    Fieldwork in China

    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. 

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