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Talk at Brussels Tradfest

Start:
13 June, 2015 7:00 pm
End:
13 June, 2015 7:45 pm
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Organizer:
Irish embassy, Brussels
Venue:
Embassy of Ireland
Address:
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Chaussée d'Etterbeek 180, Brussels, Belgium, 1040 Brussels

VALLELY F MonACO LycLect2 copyFrom a Jack to a King – the glorious rise in status of Traditional music in Ireland
Using spoken words, images and performed music, Fintan Vallely will illustrate the rise of the status of Irish Traditional music from an abandoned artform in the 1950s to being a supreme representative National icon by the 2000s. He looks at media, post-war Pop and Rock parallels, the ballads boom, the influence of Seán Ó Riada, Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann and the fleadh cheoil, teaching and learning, the summer schools, recording, the music’s entry to higher education and professionalism.

A in the Irish Embassy, Brussels as part of the inaugural Tradfest there, 7pm

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