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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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