Music around the World A Global Encyclopedia 3 volumes

The Scotch snap gives the strathspey tune its rhythmic drive and helps the dancers find the correct lift and character ... Some musicians and linguists believe that the presence of the Scotch snap in Scottish, Irish, and English music ...

Music around the World  A Global Encyclopedia  3 volumes

With entries on topics ranging from non-Western instruments to distinctive rhythms of music of various countries, this one-stop resource on global music also promotes cultural appreciation of other countries and cultural groups. A perfect resource for students and music enthusiasts alike, this expansive three-volume set provides readers with multidisciplinary perspectives on the music of countries and ethnic groups from around the globe. Students will find Music around the World: A Global Encyclopedia accessible and useful in their research, not only for music history and music appreciation classes but also for geography, social studies, language studies, and anthropology. Additionally, general readers will find the books appealing and an invaluable general reference on world music. The volumes cover all world regions, including the Americas, Europe, Africa and the Middle East, and Asia and the Pacific, promoting a geographic understanding and appreciation of global music. Entries are arranged alphabetically. A preface explains the scope of the set as well as how to use the encyclopedia, followed by a brief history of traditional music and important current influences of music in each particular world region. Presents information that is accessible for general readers but will also be useful to specialists and music scholars Examines music from a geographical and cultural viewpoint, allowing students to make cross-cultural comparisons Includes numerous sidebars and appendices that provide even more compelling information of interest to readers, such as information on top-selling artists and albums in various countries, biographies of well-known musicians, and other fascinating "fun facts" and statistics Supports the National Geography Standards and AP Human Geography topics by examining cultural patterns, experiences, and influences

Focus Irish Traditional Music

gave rise to what is called the “Scottish snap” in instrumental music, in which the first note of a measure is short (and often played staccato). This characteristic snap does not appear in most of Irish instrumental music, ...

Focus  Irish Traditional Music

Focus: Irish Traditional Music is an introduction to the instrumental and vocal traditions of the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, as well as Irish music in the context of the Irish diaspora. Ireland's size relative to Britain or to the mainland of Europe is small, yet its impact on musical traditions beyond its shores has been significant, from the performance of jigs and reels in pub sessions as far-flung as Japan and Cape Town, to the worldwide phenomenon of Riverdance. Focus: Irish Traditional Music interweaves dance, film, language, history, and other interdisciplinary features of Ireland and its diaspora. The accompanying CD presents both traditional and contemporary sounds of Irish music at home and abroad.

Irish cinema in the twenty first century

Beyond Horror: Surviving Sexual Abuse in Carmel Winters' Snap. In: Monahan, B. (ed.) Ireland and Cinema, Culture and Contexts. Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave Macmillan. Zucker, C. 2008. The Cinema of Neil Jordan: Dark Carnival, ...

Irish cinema in the twenty first century

An accessible, comprehensive overview of contemporary Irish cinema, this book is intended for use as a third-level textbook and is designed to appeal to academics in the areas of film studies and Irish studies. Responding to changes in the Irish production environment, it includes chapters on new Irish genres such as creative documentary, animation and horror. It discusses shifting representations of the countryside and the city, always with a strong concern for gender representations, and looks at how Irish historical events, from the Civil War to the Troubles, and the treatment of the traumatic narrative of clerical sexual abuse have been portrayed in recent films. It covers works by established auteurs such as Neil Jordan and Jim Sheridan, as well as new arrivals, including the Academy Award-winning Lenny Abrahamson.

From Bann Flakes to Bushmills

The latter species is more associated with water, indeed it is probably the most common bat found along Irish rivers. ... 2006; Hughes et al.2007) and likethe stoat probably survived the lastcold snap in southern Ireland, ...

From Bann Flakes to Bushmills

This volume of papers is dedicated to Peter Woodman in celebration of his contribution to archaeology, providing a glimpse of the many ways in which he has touched the lives of so many. The twenty-one contributions cover many aspects of predominantly Mesolithic archaeology in Ireland, mainland Britain and North-west Europe, reflecting the range and breadth of Peters own interests and the international esteem in which his work is held. His particular interest in antiquarians and the material they collected began early in his career and Part 1 presents papers which deal with artefacts and finds by antiquarians. Part 2 is concerned with papers on fieldwork projects, both new sites and sites which have been re-investigated, predominantly focusing on the Mesolithic period. Part 3 presents papers on the theme of people and animals, particularly the topic of the Mesolithic-Neolithic transition from different angles.

The Irish Times

'Dies Irae' for Ireland would involve, despite the country's many social and personal links with Britain, an insecure isolation: Ireland faces the uncertain future with a ... an unusual cold-snap in the city could aid a belligerent.

The Irish Times

The Irish Times is a pillar of Irish society. Founded in 1859 as the paper of the Irish Protestant Middle Class, it now has a position in Irish political, social and cultural life which is incomparable. In fact this history of the Irish Times is also a history of the Irish people. Always independent in ownership and political view and never entwined in any way with the Roman Catholic Church, it has become the weather vane, the barometer of Irish life and society followed by people of all religious and political persuasions and none. The paper is politically liberal and progressive as well as being centre right on economic issues. This history is peopled by all the great figures of Irish history - Daniel O`Connell, W.B. Yeats, Garret FitzGerald, Conor Cruise O`Brien and the paper has numbered among its internationally renowned columnists Mary Holland, Fintan O'Toole, Nuala O'Faolain, John Waters and Kevin Myers . Its influence on Irish Society is beyond question. In his book, Terence Brown tells the story of the paper with narrative skill, wit and perception. Analysis of the stance of the Times during events ranging from The Easter Rising, The Civil War, the Troubles and the recent economic recession make the book essential reading for students of Irish history, be they the general reader, the academic or amateur historian. The book will be seen as crucial to our understanding of Irish history in the past century and a half.

How to Fake an Irish Wake

A Cozy Mystery Set in Ireland Eliza Watson. Biddy looked ready to burst with excitement and announce that Jamie had a son. “Mags's granny had a snap of your dad. Thought you might be liking a copy.” I slipped the picture from my purse ...

How to Fake an Irish Wake

FROM USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR AND FAMILY HISTORIAN ELIZA WATSON! It’s been a rough year for 26-year-old Mags Murray. First she learns that her dad isn’t her biological father, a secret her mother took to her grave three years earlier. Then her beloved Irish grandmother passes away at Christmas while Mags is visiting her from the States. Now Mags must host her grandmother’s wake and sell her cottage. A cottage filled with cherished memories. A cottage Mags inherited but her odd jobs won’t enable her to keep. Shortly after the funeral, a young man, Finn O’Brien, arrives at the cottage with an old photograph. Finn believes the boys in the photo are a clue to his father’s identity. Mags can sympathize with him, and because she often helped her genealogist grandmother uncover skeletons in people’s closets, including hers, she agrees to assist Finn. But searching for Finn’s father stirs up trouble. Finn is in a near-fatal car crash that wasn’t an accident. So Mags and her childhood friend Biddy McCarthy investigate why someone wants to prevent Finn from finding his father. Questioning the quirky locals proves a wee bit difficult as several of the suspects were victims of Mags and Biddy’s childhood shenanigans. It might take a fake Irish wake to reveal Finn’s father and the would-be murderer. But what if the two turn out to be the same person? **Genealogy research tips included!** Other readers of Eliza Watson’s books enjoyed books by: Addison Moore, Alyssa Maxwell, Angie Fox, Carlene O'Connor, Cate Martin, Catie Murphy, Ellery Adams, Fiona Grace, Jana Deleon, Janet Evanovich, Joanne Fluke, Kennedy Layne, Laura Durham, Lee Strauss, Leighann Dobbs, Paige Shelton, Rhys Bowen, Shanna Swendson, Sheila Connolly, and Tonya Kappes. Topics: genealogy, family history, ancestry, family trees, family secrets, Ireland, Northern Ireland, England, Scotland, amateur sleuth, women sleuths, international mystery, cozy mystery, vintage photos, family folklore, humorous

Men and Masculinities in Irish Cinema

the past and places its hope in a multicultural future, although as Barton has commented, Irish filmmakers have tended to ... Significantly less hopeful commentaries emerge in Carmel Winters' Snap(2010), Lance Daly's Kisses and Conor ...

Men and Masculinities in Irish Cinema

Spanning a broad trajectory, from the New Gaelic Man of post-independence Ireland to the slick urban gangsters of contemporary productions, this study traces a significant shift from idealistic images of Irish manhood to a much more diverse and gender-politically ambiguous range of male identities on the Irish screen.

The Fighting Irish Football Encyclopedia

In 1953 , started at RT ; grabbed muffed snap in Georgia Tech's end zone for TD . Recovered three fumbles and led the team with 423 minutes of playing time . Consensus All - American . HUNTER , TONY . 1979-1980-1981-1982 ; SE , WB , TE ...

The Fighting Irish Football Encyclopedia

Limited Leatherbound Edition. Limited to 500 copies. Signed by Mirko Jurkovic, Ted Burgmeier, Andy Heck, John Scully, Hunter Smith, Bob Crable and Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger. Includes certificate of authenticity. The Fighting Irish Football Encyclopedia is written in a unique, easy-to-read style that brings to life the exploits of Notre Dame legends such as Knute Rockne, Joe Montana, the Four Horsemen, and former coach Lou Holtz. It also "reviews great moments of Fighting Irish football, including the school's 21 bowl appearances, the unforgettable "Game of the Century" versus Michigan State in 1966, Notre Dame's 11 national championships, and its traditional battles against Michigan, Southern California, and others.

Sketches by Different Hands of the Revision Debates in the Irish Synod 1873 Originally published in the Church Herald and Church Times now reprinted and edited by Rev C Crosthwaite

... saying it would cut off the Church in Ireland from the Church in other countries , and prevent clergymen ordained ... on the grounds that a change would snap in sunder the bonds of unity with other branches of the Church , and that ...

Sketches by Different Hands of the Revision Debates in the Irish Synod  1873  Originally published in the Church Herald and Church Times  now     reprinted  and edited by Rev  C  Crosthwaite


The Story of Irish Dance

A northern player will sometimes “Highland” a reel, giving it what is known locally as a “snap”: in other words adapting it to the distinctive staccato “Scottish style” rhythm of this dance. Also widespread is the Stack of Barley or ...

The Story of Irish Dance

From early accounts of dance customs in medieval Ireland to the present, Helen Brennan offers an authoritative look at the evolution of Irish dance. Every type of dance from social to traditional to clergy is included. Brennan takes care to explain the different styles and traditions that evolved from different parts of Ireland; which results in some lively discussions as people reminisce over old favorites. She also discusses how dance evolved to become such an important part of Ireland's culture and history. An appendix is offered to help explain the various steps involved in each style of dance including the Munster or Southern style, Single Shuffle, Double Shuffle, Treble Shuffle, the Heel Plant, the Cut, the Rock or Puzzle, the Drum, the Sean Nos Dance Style of Connemara, and the Northern Style.

Music by Max Steiner

That meeting gave Steiner time to ensure legal clearance of Irish folk tunes he would use. ... Steiner introduces a sharply accented, minor-key melody—one made “Irish” by the syncopated snap in the last two notes of its phrases.

Music by Max Steiner

During a seven-decade career that spanned from 19th century Vienna to 1920s Broadway to the golden age of Hollywood, three-time Academy Award winner Max Steiner did more than any other composer to introduce and establish the language of film music. Indeed, revered contemporary film composers like John Williams and Danny Elfman use the same techniques that Steiner himself perfected in his iconic work for such classics as Casablanca, King Kong, Gone with the Wind, The Searchers, Now, Voyager, the Astaire-Rogers musicals, and over 200 other titles. And Steiner's private life was a drama all its own. Born into a legendary Austrian theatrical dynasty, he became one of Hollywood's top-paid composers. But he was also constantly in debt--the inevitable result of gambling, financial mismanagement, four marriages, and the actions of his emotionally troubled son. Throughout his chaotic life, Steiner was buoyed by an innate optimism, a quick wit, and an instinctive gift for melody, all of which would come to the fore as he met and worked with luminaries like Richard Strauss, George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, the Warner Bros., David O. Selznick, Bette Davis, Frank Sinatra, and Frank Capra. In Music by Max Steiner, the first full biography of Steiner, author Steven C. Smith interweaves the dramatic incidents of Steiner's personal life with an accessible exploration of his composing methods and experiences, bringing to life the previously untold story of a musical pioneer and master dramatist who helped create a vital new art with some of the greatest film scores in cinema history.

Snap Cards in Irish

Every child loves playing traditional card games, Snap and Usborne Snap will enrapture very young children, and make a superb gift Delightfully illustrated with Jo Litchfield's hand-made model characters, the cards feature everyday objects ...

Snap Cards in Irish

Every child loves playing traditional card games such as Snap. Suitable for young children, this work contains cards that are illustrated with the author's hand-made model characters and features everyday objects such as apples and balloons.

Poetry by Women in Ireland

The land lies yonder through cloud and foam— Ever steer on for our distant home:2 Though the tightened cordage snap in twain, And the creaking timbers shiver and strain; Though the sluggish sails may droop and fall, Like the heavy folds ...

Poetry by Women in Ireland

Uncovering the hidden history of poetry written by women in Ireland from 1870 to 1970, this anthology includes more than 180 poems by fifteen women with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and creative aims. Challenging the assumption that women wrote little poetry of note during this period, this rich and original collection reveals the range of their achievement and the lasting value of their work. Presented alongside biographical sketches of their authors, the poems span the political and the personal. From nationalist ballads to modernist lyrics, this book is an essential resource for students and scholars of Irish literature.

Priests and People in Ireland

He does not know the actual strength of his own jaws, though he has been hearing them snap in imagination for many years while, floating in the ecclesiastical pools of the theological colleges—brooding alone in his room, or ruminating ...

Priests and People in Ireland


Irish Graves in England

With the snap - apple merrily turning , With the hoarded nut pleasantly burning , While the feet on the floor all go ... During this visit to Ireland the artist collected materials for his grand picture , “ All - Iallow Eve , or Snap ...

Irish Graves in England


Transactions of the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland

Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland. On February 20th , 1881 , he again sought admission , in a worse state than ever . He had fallen while walking in Talbot - street , felt a snap in his thigh , and found himself again unable to make ...

Transactions of the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland


One Irish Summer

... the very damp climate which softens the thread so that it does not snap in the spindles or the looms and ... Although the Irish parliament passed a resolution thanking him for his services in 1707, his grave in the little churchyard ...

One Irish Summer

For those who have never spent a summer in Ireland there remains a delightful experience, for no country is more attractive, unless it be Japan, and no people are more genial or charming or courteous in their reception of a stranger, or more cordial in their hospitality. The American tourist usually lands at Queenstown, runs up to Cork, rides out to Blarney Castle in a jaunting car, and across to Killarney with a crowd of other tourists on the top of a big coach, then rushes up to Dublin, spends a lot of money at the poplin and lace stores, takes a train for Belfast, glances at the GiantÕs Causeway, and then hurries across St. GeorgeÕs Channel for London and the Continent. Hundreds of Americans do this each year, and write home rhapsodies about the beauty of Ireland. But they have not seen Ireland. No one can see Ireland in less than three months, for some of the counties are as different as Massachusetts and Alabama. Six weeks is scarcely long enough to visit the most interesting places. The railway accommodations, the coaches, the steamers, and other facilities for travel are as perfect as those of Switzerland. The hotels are not so good, and there will be a few discomforts here and there to those who are accustomed to the luxuries of London and Paris, but they can be endured without ruffling the temper, simply by thinking of the manifold enjoyments that no other country can produce. And Ireland is particularly interesting just now because of the mighty forces that are engaged in the redemption of the people from the poverty and the wretchedness in which a large proportion of them have been submerged for generations.ÊNo government ever did so much for the material welfare of its subjects as Great Britain is now doing for Ireland, and the improvement in the condition of affairs during the last few years has been extraordinary. In order to observe and describe this economic evolution, the author spent the summer of 1908 visiting various parts of the island and has endeavored to narrate truthfully what he saw and heard. This volume contains the greater part of a series of letters written forÊThe Chicago Record-HeraldÊand also published inÊThe Evening StarÊof Washington,ÊThe TimesÊof St. Louis, and other American papers. By permission of Mr. Frank B. Noyes, editor and publisher ofÊThe Chicago Record-Herald, and to gratify many readers who have asked for them, they are herewith presented in permanent form. Ê

An Historial View of the Irish Stage

Interspersed with Theatrical Anecdotes, and an Occasional Review of the Irish Dramatic Authors and Actors ... Robert Hitchcock. name of Mr. James Robertfon , who performed the little comic part of Snap in Love's Last Shift , being his ...

An Historial View of the Irish Stage


Young Ireland

An Irish Magazine of Entertainment and Instruction. ... thought Weston , us he clattered down stairs , “ and I am papers , no experienced fencer if it does not snap in the centre , and give * You forced it from her !

Young Ireland


The Secret Player

Once, at another club, our manager was so fuming with us that he arranged a behind-closed-doors friendly during a cold snap in Ireland. ... We played a top-level Irish side who were as good as a top non-league side in England.

The Secret Player

In the vein of Hotel Babylon and Confessions of a GP, The Secret Player will fascinate footballs fans with its wealth of insider knowledge and willingness to talk, albeit anonymously, about the inner workings of the game. Based on the hugely popular 'The Player' columns in FourFourTwo magazine, the book gives a warts-and-all insight into the daily life of professional footballers. Month by month, it chronicles the oscillating rhythms of the season, from the trudge of pre-season to the 'squeaky-bum time' of promotion and relegation. The player himself has played at all levels of English football - from Premier League to a season of non-League - and represented England.