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Book launch: Songs of Social Protest

A major collection of essays entitled Songs of Social Protest was launched last week at the University of Limerick. Running to almost 700 pages, the book was edited by Aileen Dillane, Martin J. Power, Eoin Devereux and Amanda Haynes. It features research on many diverse singers and genres from Damien Dempsey, Billie Holiday, to rap,… Continue reading Book launch: Songs of Social Protest

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Becoming a chant detective at UL

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

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Say it loud: the continuing relevance of protest songs

Opinion: protest songs may not change the world by themselves, but they have the capacity to change the minds of people who in turn can certainly change the world. Written by Martin J. Power, Aileen Dillane, Amanda Haynes and Eoin Devereux, Popular Music and Popular Culture Research Cluster & Power, Discourse and Society Research Cluster,… Continue reading Say it loud: the continuing relevance of protest songs