Some of the mandolin players in Irish traditional music since the 1960s and 1970s are regarded amongst the most successful and creative musicians in Irish traditional music but the role and place of the mandolin within the tradition has not yet been explored. In this dissertation, the introduction of the mandolin to Irish traditional music and the various styles and approaches used by various performers are critically assessed through an examination of historical sources, engagement with available recordings and interviews with mandolin players in Irish traditional music
Zélie Asava, a lecturer on the BA & BA (Hons) in Video & Film Production has recently had her book - The Black Irish Onscreen: Representing Black and Mixed-Race Identities on Irish Film and Television - published by the Peter Lang Publishing Group.
The book is also the winner of the 2011 Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition in Irish Studies.
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1. Thornbury, K.D., Hollywood, M.A. & McHale, N.G. (1992). Nitric oxide mediates NANC relaxation of the smooth muscle sphincter of the urinary bladder. In Biology of nitric oxide, ed S. Moncada, M.A. Marletta, J.B. Hibbs Jr & E.A. Higgs, Portland Press, pp 309-312.
The Minister of State for Overseas Development, Mr Peter Power T.D., today announced funding of over €4.7 million to higher education institutions in Ireland for research and capacity building on global development issues.
This is the second round of funding announced under Irish Aid's Programme of Strategic Cooperation with Higher Education and Research Institutes, which was launched in 2006. A final call for applications under the scheme will be made in spring 2009. Making the announcement Minister Power said:
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Profile 9; What We Know – Education, Skills and the Irish Language.
This research integrates the software and medical device industries.
Supporting and monitoring the implementation of Irish Language Scheme commitments and promoting a positive environment for the inclusion of Irish language in campus life.
Mr Joe Costello TD, Minister of State at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade with responsibility for Trade and Development will officially open the’ Water is Life’ project workshop on Thursday 8th November at the Royal Irish Academy, 19, Dawson Street, Dublin. The Ugandan Minister for Water and the Environment Prof. Ephraim Kamuntu will give an address at the workshop.