Academic articles, essays and journal writing.
2014-03 – ‘Playing, paying and preying: cultural clash and paradox in the traditional music commonage’; essay, pp 53-67, in in O’Connell, Tom & O’Donovan, Orla (eds.), Community Development Journal, Vol. 49 No S1 January 2014; Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2013 12 – Essay – “The hind teat: strategic misassumption in the promotion of Traditional song in the English language”; pp. 53-68 in Béaloideas 81 (Journal of The Folklore of Ireland Society, Dublin).
2013 – 10 – Entries in the flute in Irish music in EMIR – The Encyclopaedia of Music in Ireland. Dublin: UCD Press.
2009 10 ‘Traditional Music Support in the Irish Arts System’. Essay in Craig, Cairns (ed.), Journal of Irish and Scottish Studies. Aberdeen: University of Aberdeen Press.
2008 06 ‘Fiddlesticks in the closet: Ulster Protestant suspicions of traditional music’. (Chapter) in Tonge Jon & Neal Frank (eds.) Irish Protestant Identities (proceedings from conference at Salford University, 06 2008). Manchester: Manchester University Press
2007 08 ‘Singing the Ancestors’, in Journal of Music in Ireland (JMI) November/December 2007 : Volume 7, Number 6
2007 03 Tiger Ireland, Turd Sniffers & Meta-Trad: People, Power and the Pursuit of Privileged Status in Music in Ireland : Fintan Vallely Journal of Music in Ireland (JMI) March/April 2007 : Volume 7, Number 2
2006 05 Song, Music and Dance in Star of the Sea : Fintan Vallely Song, Music and Dance in Star of the Sea Journal of Music in Ireland (JMI) May/June : Volume 6, Number 3
2005 06 Vallely, F. ‘Authenticity to Classicisation: the Course of Revival in Irish Traditional Music’. In Cronin, M., Graham, C. & O’Halloran, C (eds.) The Irish Review, No. 33. Cork: Cork University Press
2004 03 Vallely, F. – ‘Singing the boundaries: regional distinctiveness expressed through Traditional music, essay in ESRC proceedings, 2002, LIT Verlag (Berlin & London).
2004 02 Invention Of Tradition, Imagined Community And The Ulster Scots Quest For Identity Through Music. Proceedings of Society for Musicology in Ireland Conference 2003 (web publication).
2003 12. Vallely, F. – ‘The Apollos of Shamrockery: Traditional Musics in the Modern Age, chapter in Bohlman, P. and Stokes, M. (eds.) Europe Inside Out: Ethnomusicology and Modernities, Vol. 1,’Celtic Modern’ , New York: Scarecrow Press.
2002 03, Vallely, F. – ‘The Music of Breaking glass- the Classicisation of Irish Traditional Music’, essay in International Society for Music Education (ISME) Conference Proceedings, 2002 USA/Europe.
2002 10 Vallely, F. “Knocking on the Castle Door – a place for traditional music in third-level education?”, in The Journal of Music in Ireland, Quinn, T. (ed.), Vol. 2, No. 5, (pp. 12-15).
2002 03 Vallely, F. “Heads up! The Traditional Music Revival, Irish National Identity and Cultural Cringe”, in Brady, S. (ed.), Foilsiú, The Grian Association, New York; Vol. 2, No. 1, (pp. 7-18).
2001 Vallely, F. ‘Temple Barcodery and Tiger Stripes – commercialism, and Traditional music’s resistance to incorporation in education’, in Potts, S. and McNulty, L. (eds.) Ceol Na hÉireann, 4,Dublin: Ma Piobairi Uilleann, (NPU).
2000 Vallely, F. ‘The Making of the Companion to Irish Traditional Music’, in Redshaw, T. (ed) New Hibernia Review, St. Paul, Minnesota.
1998 Vallely, F. ‘The Migrant, the voyeur, the Tourist, and the Leprechaun – music and locality’. In Ó Súilleabháin, M., Keegan, N., and Joyce, S. (eds.), Blas – the Local Accent, Folk Music Society of Ireland (FMSI), Dublin.
1998-09 Vallely, F. ‘GUCCI-Paddy Points the ‘Purist’ Finger – the mutual contradiction of ‘innovation’ and ‘tradition’. In Sirr, P., Ó Seaghdha, B., Conlon, E. and Cronin, M. (Eds.) Graph magazine, Dublin.
1997-04 Vallely, F. ‘’Traditional Music – ascribed Fenianism’. In Fortnight (music supplement), Belfast.
1997 Vallely, F. Irish Traditional Music, in de Sainte Phalle, C., and Brennan, P. (eds.) Arguing at the Crossroads, (eds.) (English translation of Désirs D’Irlande. New Island, Dublin.
1996 Vallely, F. La Musique Irlandaise. In de Sainte Phalle, C.. and Brennan, P. (eds.) Désirs D’Irlande, Actes Sud, Paris, pp. 105-123.
1995-01 Vallely, F. ‘The Bucks of Montrose – change and its inevitability in Traditional Music’. In Sirr, P., Ó Seaghdha, B., Conlon, E. and Cronin, M. (Eds.) Graph Magazine, Dublin.
1992 Vallely, F. comment in Traditional Music – Whose Music? QUB Irish Studies, Belfast.