An Introduction to Irish Music with Tradschool

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Published on January 4, 2010

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Lecture given by Tradschool in November 2009

Tradschool « A Brief Introduction to Irish Traditional Music » The Music Transmission Context Tradition vs Innovation (C) 2009 www.tradschool.com

The Music

Transmission

Context

Tradition vs Innovation

The Music Dance music, orally transmitted Dance context: Rythm & Tempo !! History : Individual performance Today: Group & Session Context Social Function (C) 2009 www.tradschool.com

Dance music, orally transmitted

Dance context: Rythm & Tempo !!

History : Individual performance

Today: Group & Session Context

Social Function

Tunes Reels : 4/4 Time, Fast, Technical Jigs : 6/8 Time, Fast Reels & jigs : 2-beats! Hornpipes : 4/4, « bouncy » rythm Polkas : 2/4, Kerry & Cork Slides : 12/8, Kerry & Cork Others: Set dances, Mazurkas... (C) 2009 www.tradschool.com

Reels : 4/4 Time, Fast, Technical

Jigs : 6/8 Time, Fast

Reels & jigs : 2-beats!

Hornpipes : 4/4, « bouncy » rythm

Polkas : 2/4, Kerry & Cork

Slides : 12/8, Kerry & Cork

Others: Set dances, Mazurkas...

Distribution of tunes 1 Reels : most common, session & recorded music 2 Jigs 3 Hornpipes, others... (C) 2009 www.tradschool.com

1 Reels : most common, session & recorded music

2 Jigs

3 Hornpipes, others...

Repertoire Huge traditional repertoire O'Neill : 1000 + standards Changes in repertoire: outside influences (C) 2009 www.tradschool.com

Huge traditional repertoire

O'Neill : 1000 + standards

Changes in repertoire: outside influences

Style & Ornamentation Styles: regional vs personal Sligo: fast, rythmic pulse, ornamented, powerful Clare: melodic, slower, less ornaments, relaxed Roscommon: rythmic, flute Donegal: fast & dynamic, Scottish influence, fiddle Kerry: Slides & polkas, accordion (C) 2009 www.tradschool.com

Styles: regional vs personal

Sligo: fast, rythmic pulse, ornamented, powerful

Clare: melodic, slower, less ornaments, relaxed

Roscommon: rythmic, flute

Donegal: fast & dynamic, Scottish influence, fiddle

Kerry: Slides & polkas, accordion

Matt Molloy North Roscommon / Sligo Irish flute Complex technical style, Sligo / Roscommon, Fast, ornamentations, energy Influence of pipes Great influence on future generations Critics: too much influence...? Molloy clones! (C) 2009 www.tradschool.com

North Roscommon / Sligo

Irish flute

Complex technical style, Sligo / Roscommon,

Fast, ornamentations, energy

Influence of pipes

Great influence on future generations

Critics: too much influence...? Molloy clones!

Micho Russell 1915-1944 Doolin Co Clare Flute & whistle Simple, sparse, lilting style Link between past & present; musical repertoire & folklore (C) 2009 www.tradschool.com

1915-1944

Doolin Co Clare

Flute & whistle

Simple, sparse, lilting style

Link between past & present; musical repertoire & folklore

Transmission of the music Oral transmission: teachers, sessions, informal groupings Written transmission: sheet music & « bones » of tune History of both oral & written transmission Errors in transmission lead to changes in repertoire; versions of tunes (C) 2009 www.tradschool.com

Oral transmission: teachers, sessions, informal groupings

Written transmission: sheet music & « bones » of tune

History of both oral & written transmission

Errors in transmission lead to changes in repertoire; versions of tunes

Framework of the music Simple, highly-organised folk music Question & Response structure Organised into 2- & 4- bar « bits » Similarity of tunes aids transmission; similar tropes returning throughout repertoire « Bathing » in repertoire; the more you learn, the more you learn! (C) 2009 www.tradschool.com

Simple, highly-organised folk music

Question & Response structure

Organised into 2- & 4- bar « bits »

Similarity of tunes aids transmission; similar tropes returning throughout repertoire

« Bathing » in repertoire; the more you learn, the more you learn!

Sources of « Irish » Music Reels : Scotland Jigs : England Polkas : Europe Hornpipes : England, europe Flute : England Fiddle : Europe Accordion : Europe Bouzouki : Greece... (C) 2009 www.tradschool.com

Reels : Scotland

Jigs : England

Polkas : Europe

Hornpipes : England, europe

Flute : England

Fiddle : Europe

Accordion : Europe

Bouzouki : Greece...

Liberty in Performing Experience Personal taste « Less is more » vs « More is more » Inclusion vs exclusion (C) 2009 www.tradschool.com

Experience

Personal taste

« Less is more » vs « More is more »

Inclusion vs exclusion

Perception of music among musicians Little tendency to intellectualise « That's a nice tune, where did you get it? » Aesthetics & context Technical aspects not formalised Learning by imitation rather than explanation (C) 2009 www.tradschool.com

Little tendency to intellectualise

« That's a nice tune, where did you get it? »

Aesthetics & context

Technical aspects not formalised

Learning by imitation rather than explanation

Tradition vs Innovation 1 The Traditionalists Tradition « in danger » Local styles being lost Styles being « homogenised » « Global music » without meaning (C) 2009 www.tradschool.com

The Traditionalists

Tradition « in danger »

Local styles being lost

Styles being « homogenised »

« Global music » without meaning

Tradition vs Innovation 2 The « Innovators » Carrying on a tradition of innovation Using relevant influences Communication with styles already connected with ITM (C) 2009 www.tradschool.com

The « Innovators »

Carrying on a tradition of innovation

Using relevant influences

Communication with styles already connected with ITM

Innovating « from inside » Innovating « from exterior » Adding drums, bass, guitars « on top of » traditional melody; S. Shannon... Innovating « from interior » Matt Molloy : combination of styles, blue notes McGoldrick : accomplished traditional performer; « combines »outside influences Persinal Taste!!!! (C) 2009 www.tradschool.com

Innovating « from exterior »

Adding drums, bass, guitars « on top of » traditional melody; S. Shannon...

Innovating « from interior »

Matt Molloy : combination of styles, blue notes

McGoldrick : accomplished traditional performer; « combines »outside influences

Persinal Taste!!!!

To Conclude... Simple system, simple music... Simple doesn't mean easy! The more you look, the more you learn... The more you listen, the more you learn... The more you play, the more you learn... The more you learn, the more you learn! Not every question has an answer! You never stop learning... (C) 2009 www.tradschool.com

Simple system, simple music...

Simple doesn't mean easy!

The more you look, the more you learn...

The more you listen, the more you learn...

The more you play, the more you learn...

The more you learn, the more you learn!

Not every question has an answer!

You never stop learning...

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