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Author Williams, Sean, 1959- author

Title Bright star of the west : Joe Heaney, Irish song-man / Sean Williams and Lillis O ̐Laoire
Published New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 250 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, music
Series American musicspheres
American musicspheres.
Contents 1. Sean-nós Singing. Sean-nós singing in theory and practice -- The performance of Sean-nós in connemara
2. The Iconic Repertoire. Singing the famine -- The religious laments -- The medieval transformed
3. Masculinity in a Musical Context. Irish masculinities : the Irish tenor and the Sean-nós singer -- Fighting words, fighting music : the performative male
4. Joe Heaney in America. The Irishman at the threshold -- The folk revival and the search for authenticity
Summary This book explores the life and performance practices of the Irish sean-nØs singer Joe Heaney (1919-1984). Born in Connemara, Heaney grew up speaking the Irish language on a windswept coastal landscape, where he absorbed a rich oral heritage in Irish and in his second language, English
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Heaney, Joe, 1919-1984.
Sean-nos -- Ireland -- History and criticism.
Singers -- Ireland -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
Author Ó Laoire, Lillis, 1961- author
ISBN 0199840970 (electronic bk.)
9780199840977 (electronic bk.)