The Encyclopaedia of Music in Ireland is the first comprehensive attempt to chart Irish musical life across recorded history. It is the collective work of over 230 contributors whose research has been marshaled by an editorial and advisory board of specialists in the following domains of Irish musical experience: secular and religious music to 1600; art music, 1600-2010; Roman catholic church music; Protestant church music; popular music; traditional music; organology, and iconography; historical musicology; ethnomusicology; the history of recorded sound; music and media; music printing and publishing; music in Ireland as trade, industry and profession. In its extensive catalogues, discographies, and source materials, EMIR sets in order the legacy and worklists of performers and composers active in Ireland.
“This two-volume reference work exhibits astonishing breadth and depth. Offering some 2,000 entries from 200-plus authors, this set conveys the remarkable diversity of topics relevant to the study of Irish musical culture… Essential.”–Choice
“This is the first work of its kind on this scale. General readers and scholars alike will find something valuable in this new work.”–Booklist2014, 1180 pages (Univ. College Dublin)
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