Musical Societies

"Given the significant impact of these societies on their respective communities, there are grounds for regarding them not only as a vital strand of local music history but also as an essential conduit of active musical experience."

David Mooney, “Association of Irish Musical Societies (AIMS)” in The Encyclopaedia of Music in Ireland (UCD Press, 2013, 39)

My current research interests centre around the sociocultural role of amateur musical societies, a cultural entity generally absent from Irish musicology and theatre studies.

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