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“He [She] got this Air out of the Night”: Environments of Irish Music

May 6 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


May 6
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm




Dr Nessa Cronin

Irish Studies’ Seminar Series-Spring 2021 – School of Geography, Archaeology and Irish Studies, in association with the Moore Institute, NUI Galway.

This seminar showcases three recently graduated PhD researchers in Irish Studies, Dr Malachy Egan, Dr Michael Lydon, Dr Rory McCabe, all of whom have music culture and music-making as their central research area. In this seminar, these researchers will investigate environments of Irish music, exploring the use of noise to signal specific spaces in popular music; space and place and space in the work and approach of Seán Ó Riada; and environment and ethnography on Clare Island.


  • Dr Malachy Egan
  • Dr Michael Lydon
  • Dr Rory McCabe. (PhD in Irish Studies, NUI Galway 2020-21)

Guest Respondent: Dr Ann-Marie Hanlon, Department of Creative Arts, Media and Music, Dundalk Institute of Technology.

Chair: Dr Méabh Ní Fhuartháin, Centre for Irish Studies, School of Geography, Archaeology and Irish Studies, NUI Galway.


Please register for this Zoom webinar at: https://nuigalway-ie.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_KHjNR_vkSyKPrU0xpaOtdQ. The session will also be streamed live on the Moore Institute’s Facebook page.