Dr. Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin, PhD

Gearoid O hAllmhurain (Concordia University)A prolific writer and international speaker, Professor Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin is a leading authority on Irish traditional music, history and culture. An author, cultural historian, social anthropologist, and ethnomusicologist, he is also a five time World Champion Irish traditional musician on concertina, uilleann pipes and as a former member of the legendary Kilfenora Céilí Band.  He is currently The Johnson Chair in Québec and Canadian Irish Studies in The School of Irish Studies, Concordia University, Montréal, Québec.

ABOUT THE BOOK (hardcover and ebook)

‘Flowing Tides– History and Memory in an Irish Soundscape’ reveals a two hundred year chronological history of music in County Clare researched and contextualized by a native scholar.  Explore the ‘cultural currents’, historical events and musical characters that shaped the beloved traditional music of County Clare from the Napoleon Wars down through Celtic Tiger.

County Clare is famously home to many of the world’s most beloved Irish musicians, including Martin HayesSharon ShannonMaura O’Connell, the Tulla and Kilfenora Céilí bands. Clare is also the host of the 2016 Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann festival.


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Dr. Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin, PhD

University College Cork ~ Trinity College Dublin ~ Université du Sud-Toulon-Var ~ International University of America, San Francisco ~ Queen’s University, Belfast