What can I say about Dr. Patricia Flynn, Associate Professor in Music at Dublin City University? It is impossible to describe in words the sheer joy she brings to public musicology and to this brand new interview for my critically acclaimed series Offbeat. We talk about her life and career, of course, but also about […]Read more "Patricia Flynn"
My Irish public musicology podcast OFFBEAT continues with an exclusive coffee conversation featuring Dr. Roisin Blunnie, musicologist and lecturer at Dublin City University. Brimming with enthusiasm for her chosen profession, and for her work as choral conductor of the award winning Laetare Vocal Ensemble, Roisin spoke candidly about her life and career in music. Her […]Read more "Roisin Blunnie"
As ‘Dobbin Scholar’ of the Ireland-Canada University Foundation while still an M.Mus student at University College Dublin, I obtained a scholarship which allowed me to travel to Canada and work at the National Library and Archives, and Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Here are some photos from the award ceremony. This award culminated in me being invited […]Read more "Pictures from ‘Ireland-Canada University Foundation’ Award Ceremony"
An excellent start to the new year – readers can find a very short write up written by me in the latest issue of the Society for Music Analysis Newsletter, edited by Dr. Christopher Tarrant. The SMA has always been a great source of inspiration and encouragement for me, and I am always thrilled to be […]Read more "My short write-up of analysis outreach, published by Christopher Tarrant, editor, Society for Music Analysis Newsletter (Jan 2018)"
As the year draws to a close, I would like to thank: Dr. Lorraine Byrne Bodley, Dr. Shay Loya, Prof. David Clarke, Deborah Kelleher and Stephen Crawford. Even though my current broadcasting, educational and outreach work in public musicology and music analysis offers no financial reward (I am still a student, after all!), […]Read more "With thanks this Christmas"
On a cold, wet winter evening in Dublin, I had the chance to interview choral conductor and academic Dr. Orla Flanagan, best known for her work with the Mornington Singers. An Assistant Professor at Trinity College Dublin, Orla’s deep love for what she does is reflected in this coffee conversation for Offbeat. The podcast captures […]Read more "Orla Flanagan"
This is the first and only interview to feature Deborah Kelleher, the dynamic director of Ireland’s premier conservatoire The Royal Irish Academy of Music. A superb pianist and musicology graduate with an MBA, Deborah was the woman who introduced me to music analysis when I was studying piano performance at the RIAM. A brilliant teacher […]Read more "Deborah Kelleher"