DkIT Academic Published in Journal of Music18 July 2023
Dr Daithí Kearney from the School of Informatics and Creative Arts recently had an opinion article published in The Journal of Music on the changes at Siamsa Tíre. Siamsa Tíre, The National Folk Theatre of Ireland, is one of Ireland’s busiest and most vibrant arts centres, which works to ensure that people of all ages and backgrounds can explore and enjoy Irish folk culture.
Dr Daithí Kearney, Co-Director of the Centre for Creative Arts Research said
“Siamsa Tíre was formative in my development as an artist and a person and remains the subject of my research. I was delighted to write an opinion piece for the Journal of Music and have the opportunity to engage with the broad readership, some of whom have taken the opportunity to continue the conversation with me, which signifies the relevance of research in this area to a wide audience.”
Dr Kearney was also recently bestowed the 2022/23 DkIT President’s Prize for Research in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences category. Dr Kearney who lectures in DkIT has created a substantial body of research and has developed a focus on Siamsa Tíre while also exploring the musical culture of Co. Louth and the surrounding region.
Recent publications by Kearney include articles and book chapters on Fr Pat Ahern, Siamsa Tíre and the Munnix style of dance. Last year, he organized an extremely successful conference at DkIT titled ‘Reworking Folklore in Sound, Stage and Screen’.
Dr Kearney is co-director of the Creative Arts Research Centre (CARC) at DkIT. He is also secretary of the Irish affiliate of the International Council for Traditional Music, and Musical Director of the Oriel Traditional Orchestra.