Landscape Values: Place and Praxis. International Conference (National University of Ireland, Galway, 29 June-July 2, 2016) Conference Programme


43rd International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM) World Conference   Kazakh National University of Arts (Astana, Kazakhstan, 16 – 22 July 2015)


2015 Cumann Merriman Summer School (“Cumann agus Céileachas”, Ennis, Ireland, 14 August 2015)  

‘Bímís ag Ól is ag Pógadh na mBan’: Love and Marriage in the Musical Landscape of Co. Clare: A Musical Gala and Illustrated Lecture presentd by Dr Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin featuring Dr Tim Collins and an illustrious musical ensemble of Irish traditional musicians and dancers.


La Société Française d’Études Irlandaises (SOFEIR) Annual Conference 2015 en collaboration avec EFACIS (European Federation of Association and Centers of Irish Studies) et IASIL (International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures). (Université Paris 13-Université Sorbonne Nouvelle-Université Paris Sorbonne, March 2015)


Plenary Address: Rhizomes, Hybrids and Prosthesis: Irish Diasporic Space and Music Memory in Québec, Lifeworlds: Space, Place and Irish Culture International Conference, National University of Ireland-Galway, Ireland (March 2014).


Irish World Music Capital: Packaging an Irish Town as a Site of Musical Pilgrimage, Congrès annuel de la SOFEIR: Société d’Etudes Irlandaises, Université de Strasbourg, France (March 2013).


Panel Chair: Global Irish Language: Questions of Translation & the CommercialAnnual conference of the International Association for the Study of Irish Literature (IASIL), Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, (Aug. 2012).


Panel Chair: Ireland-Quebec Connections: Literary & Folkloric Currents.  Annual conference of the International Association for the Study of Irish Literature (IASIL), Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, (July 2012).


Cultural Survival without Cultural Brokers: Sustaining Irish Musical Culture in Quebec, presented at ‘Culture and Contexts in Ireland’s Diasporas,’ annual conference of the Canadian Association for Irish Studies, University of Ottawa, Canada, (June 2012).


Musical Devolution in an Irish Micro Soundscape, presented at ‘Cyclical Patterns in Contemporary Ireland: Cultural Memory, Literature and Society,’ second annual Conference of the Italian Association for Irish Studies, Università degli Studi di Trieste / University of Trieste, Italy, (May 2012).


The Precarious Periphery of the Phantasmagoric: Performing Ireland in Rural Quebec, presented at the biannual conference of the Association for Canadian Studies in Ireland (ACSI), John Hume Institute for Global Irish Studies, University College Dublin, Ireland, (May 2012).


Roundtable: Irish Language Forum: Todhchaí na Gaeilge sa 21ú Aois: Fíorais agus Dúshláin / The Future of Irish in the 21st Century: Facts and Challenges. Canadian Association for Irish Studies Conference, Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada, (July 2011).

Plenary Address: (Televised by Vision TV Network): ‘The Stranger’s Land’: Musical Traditions and Postmodern Temptations in the Celtic Soundscapes of North America. The Celts in the Americas International Conference, St. Francis Xavier University, Nova Scotia, Canada, (June 2011).

Espace musical et hégémonie morale: enjeux de luttes dans les campagnes irlandaises et québécoises. Congrès ACFAS – L’Association francophone pour le savoir. Forum: Origines et appartenances: l’identité irlandaise du Québec. Bishop’s University, Lennoxville, QC, Canada (May 2011)


An Poc ar Buile’ meets ‘Le Rêve du Diable’ – Contesting Music Space and Moral Hegemony in Rural Ireland and Rural Quebec in the early twentieth century. Annual conference of the International Association for the Study of Irish Literature (IASIL), National University of Ireland-Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland, (July 2010).


Le patriote, le touriste et le magnat: Promouvoir et préserver la musique traditionnelle irlandaise à l’ère de la mondialisation.  Congrès ACFAS – Association francophone pour le savoir, Université de Montréal, (Mai 2010).

Forgotten Soundscapes: Irish Traditional Music in Québec. Irish Studies Symposium, Bibliothèque et Archives Canada – Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Canada, (November 2008).

Plenary Address: The Green Fields of Canada Forgotten: Irish Traditional Music in Canada. Celtic Studies Conference: Traditional Irish and Scottish Music in Canada. University of Toronto, Canada, (November 2008).

Plenary Symposium: Media and the Oral Tradition in Music.’ Conference on New Media and the Global Diaspora, Roger Williams University, Bristol, Rhode Island, (October 2008).

‘The Patriot, the Tourist, and the Mogul: Packaging Irish Traditional Culture in an Age of Globalisation.’ Conference of the Canadian Association of Irish Studies, University of Toronto, Canada, (June 2008).

‘Sonorités Oubliées: La musique traditionnelle irlandaise au Québec.’ 76e Congrès ACFAS (Association francophone pour le savoir), Institut national de la recherche scientifique, Université du Québec, (Mai 2008).

Plenary Address: Beyond the Cold Embrace of Queen Victoria: Irish Traditional Music in Canada.’ Canadian Association of Irish Studies Conference, Memorial University, Newfoundland, Canada, (June 2007).

‘Wintermen, Pioneers, and Patriots: Irish Traditional Music in Atlantic Canada.’ American Conference for Irish Studies, Graduate Center, City University of New York, (April 2007).

‘Germans in the Alcove: The Concertina in the Traditional Music of Clare.’  First Galway Conference on Orality, National University of Ireland-Galway, Ireland, (June, 2006).

‘Jazz, Flappers and All that Foreign Depravity: Controlling Dancing in Ireland in the 1930s.’ Irish Studies Symposium, National University of Ireland-Galway, Ireland, (December 2005).

‘Dancing on the Hobs of Hell: Traditional Music and the Dance Halls Act 1935 – Ethnographic Evidence from Clare.’  American Conference for Irish Studies, University of Notre Dame, Indiana, (April 2005).

‘Ar Scáth a Chéile: Irish Folk Music – A Community Bond.’  Ohio State University, Bowling Green (April 2005).

‘From Kitchen Cuaird to Global Stage: The Changing Role of Women in Irish Traditional Music.’  Canadian Irish Studies program, Concordia University, Montréal, Canada, (March 2005).

‘Music: The Sovereign Ghost of the Irish Literary Tradition,’ lecture and performance of Irish music presented at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, in association with poet Irish Éamonn Wall, (October 2004).

Memory, Identity and Imagination: Growing up with traditional music in the West of Ireland.’  Irish-American Crossroads Symposium, Koret Auditorium, City Library San Francisco. (March 2004).

The Patriot, the Tourist, and the Mogul: Packaging Irish Culture in an Age of Globalisation.’  Global Collaborative – University of Tokyo, Japan; UM-St. Louis, USA & Université Marc Bloch, Strasbourg, France, (March 2004).

‘Beyond the Kitsch: The Role of the Traditional Music Maker in Irish Culture.’ UFR des Langues Vivantes, Université Marc Bloch, Strasbourg, France (October 2003).

‘Handel to Napoleon: Musical Culture in late Eighteenth Century Ireland,’ presented with Irish poet Desmond Egan at Riverside Arts Center, Newbridge, Co. Kildare, Ireland, (June 2003).

‘Friend of Yeats, Fiddler of the People: Homage to Music Educator Jack Mulkere,’ presented with Senator Labhrás Ó Murchú, Director General of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, Crusheen Arts Center, Co. Clare, Ireland, (May 2003).

‘From the Gaspé to the Sierras: Irish Music History in North America.’ Illinois Wesleyan University, (March 2003).