Róisín Ní Ghallóglaigh & Ardscoil Mhuire
The second year music students of Ardscoil Mhuire are undertaking a series of creative workshops in songwriting with guest lecturer and traditional song scholar Róisín Ní Ghallóglaigh from the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance. They are concentrating on writing songs through the medium of traditional Irish music about topics that shaped feminism in Ireland and exploring the history of Irish women through time. The students are excited to present their final songs which will be performed in Ormston House on Friday 6 March at 12pm to celebrate International Women’s Day 2020.
This is a Creative Schools initiative coordinated by Ceara Conway and supported by the Arts Council of Ireland.
About Róisín Ní Ghallóglaigh:
Róisín (pictured) is a singer, songwriter and researcher of Irish traditional song. She is currently completing a PhD on metaphor, symbol and erotic expression in Irish traditional song at the Irish World Academy of Music & Dance, University of Limerick under the supervision of Dr. Sandra Joyce. During her undergraduate studies in Irish Music and Dance she specialised in Irish traditional song under the expertise of Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh and Eilís Ní Shúilleabháin. Róisín’s research is informed by her considerable experience as a performing traditional singer and her engagement with archival and field research into Irish and English language repertoires. Since 2011, Róisín has tutored and lectured in traditional song studies, song composition and harmony singing at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance.
Image: from the cover of Red is the Rose by Róisín Ní Ghallóglaigh available here.