This weekend, RTÉ Radio One's Sunday Miscellany programme featured writers and musicians from the University of Limerick. The recording of the programme took place at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick, as part of the UL Frank McCourt Creative Writing Festival in association with Shannon Airport on May 6th, 2018. Listen in full here: https://www.rte.ie/radio1/sunday-miscellany/#102812263 This… Continue reading LISTEN: Writers and musicians from UL feature on RTÉ Radio One’s Sunday Miscellany
By Paul Novosel, MA Ritual Chant and Song, Irish World Academy of Music and Dance My father was a private detective and investigated for a security company. I’m sure I got the detective gene from him---I am forever curious. I discovered Gregorian Chant early in life as a choir boy, and embraced it throughout my… Continue reading Becoming a chant detective at UL
The following blog post was original posted on the Irish Humanities Alliance blog and is reproduced here with kind permission from the Irish Humanities Alliance. That the global headlines proclaiming the unexpected death of 'The Cranberries’ singer Dolores O’Riordan emanated originally from the regional newspaper, 'The Limerick Leader', would not have surprised anyone who knew… Continue reading Dolores O’Riordan’s Impact and Legacy
Last week, the Department of History brought history alive for students at UL, with a demonstration by Irish Historical Costumers (IHC). Students of the History 'Ireland, 1750-1850' module were joined by students of English, Music and Dance for a presentation on male and female clothing of the period 1800-1830. IHC is an educational and… Continue reading History comes alive for students at the University of Limerick
Dr Michael Griffin will give a lecture at the 2016 Fleadh Cheoil in Ennis. The lecture, entitled ‘The Go-Betweens: Poetry and the Musical Cultures of Eighteenth Century Ireland’ takes place on Thursday, August 18th at 11:00 am at Ennis Courthouse, with free admission. For the full lecture schedule: www.fleadhcheoil.ie.
AHSS Professor Eoin Devereux recently appeared on Newstalk's Down to Business show, discussing his role in bringing music conferences to Limerick with host Bobby Kerr, as well as studying music and pop culture in Sociology. The show, which aired on 13th August 2016, also featured Professor Paul McCutcheon on Munster Rugby's new home at UL as… Continue reading AHSS Sociology Professor features on Newstalk show