Northern Ireland remains a divided community in which traditional culture is widely understood as a marker of religious affiliation and ethnic identity. David Cooper provides an analysis of the characteristics of traditional music performed in Northern Ireland, as well as an ethnographic and ethnomusicological study of a group of traditional musicians from County Antrim. In particular, he offers a consideration of the cultural dynamics of Northern Ireland with respect to traditional music.In this light, it may seem less curious that the largely Presbyterian Belfast newspaper The Northern Star ... Bolg an tSolair (Miscellany), and that the influential instructional manual Introduction to the Irish Language (dedicated to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland) should be published ... the author of a#39;Protestant Boysa#39;, a minister from Lisbum, in the collection Song and Ballads for the Use of Orangemen ( I 847).
|Title||:||The Musical Traditions of Northern Ireland and Its Diaspora|
|Publisher||:||Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2010|