Deirdre Ní Chonghaile, Alan Lomax Fellow in American Folklife, Gives Lecture at the Library of Congress

On September 20, 2012, Deirdre Ní Chonghaile, Alan Lomax Fellow in American Folklife, presented a lecture entitled The Yank with the Box: Sidney Robertson Cowell Collects Music in 1950s Ireland.” From 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., the lecture will take place at the Whittall Pavilion, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress.

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The American folk music collector Sidney Robertson Cowell (1903-1995) has been marginalized in the histories of the many places where she worked during her twenty-year career, including North America, Europe, India, Asia, and the Middle East. This talk focuses specifically on her work in Ireland on the music of Conamara and the Aran Islands in 1955 and 1956, work that is largely unknown to music historians, ethnomusicologists, and folklorists. It presents for the first time to an American audience my new research on Cowell’s international work, research that has yielded fascinating insights into her oeuvre.

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Originally posted: September 20, 2012