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Kate: Folk Singing in Ireland

My name is Kate McCann and I am a senior spending FWT 2014 conducting research for my thesis in anthropology.  In a nutshell, my thesis explores the practice of Irish traditional song in contemporary society, and how the tradition’s changes and manifestations relate to the state of Irish and global society currently.

(To get an idea of what Irish song sounds like, check out this video.  It is an unaccompanied style of singing done in both the English and Irish language, and an emphasis is placed more on the words and story than the performer or act of performing.)

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