12 Feb 2018

Friday 16th February – O’Rahilly Building 

The Irish Centre for Galician Studies warmly invites you to the event 





Dr Xosé Manuel Sánchez Rei 

(University of A Coruña) 


Friday 16th February 2018 

O’Rahilly Building 

University College Cork 



Research Seminar 

  1. 124 – 4:00 pm


Differences and similarities between Irish and Galician music 

Dr Sánchez Rei will explore the links between Galician and Irish traditional music, covering aspects such as the languages they use, the history, social importance of music, social relevance of music in emigration, most common rhythms (hornpipe, alborada, slow air, alalá, etc.), representative instruments and the revival of traditional music in the 20th century. He will also discuss some idiosyncratic features of each tradition. 





Didactic Concert 

Seomra Caidrimh – 5:30 pm–7:00 pm 


Galician bagpipes: rhythms and most representative melodies  

He will perform a selection of melodies from the traditional Galician bagpipe repertoire (end of 19th century to beginning of 20th century) from several areas of the country such as the Rías Baixas, the Mariñas Coruñesas, Terra de Montes, Cedeira and the Eastern mountains. 





Xosé Manuel Sánchez Rei (A Coruña, Galicia, 1973) is a lecturer in the Department of Galician and Portuguese Philology at the University of A Coruña. His main research is on the grammar of contemporary Galician and on linguistic variation, topics on which he has published several books and articles in national and international journals. He is also working on the Galician traditional songbook from the 18th to the 20th centuries and is currently preparing an edition of 7,000 songs collected at the end of the 20th century to be published in the US. 

Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies

First Floor - Block B East O'Rahilly Building University College Cork Ireland