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 – I was accompanied by my husband […]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"
The winter season of Offbeat kicks off with a coffee conversation featuring the gifted Irish composer and former Fulbright scholar Dr. Linda Buckley. The podcast features her voice, her opinions and her unique perspective on a variety of broad topics, against a soundscape of her music and everyday sounds. A must hear for anyone interested in […]Read more "Linda Buckley"
As promised, I’m working on a series of stand alone interviews which feature me in a coffee conversation with a leading music scholar, academic, practitioner or administrator here in Ireland (to begin with). The first of these will be podcast in early December, and I’ll reveal guest names only once the show has been […]Read more "Coming soon in cold December: Leading Musical Names in a Coffee Conversation for Offbeat!"