Rites of spontaneity :
communality and subjectivity in traditional Irish music sessions /
by Augusto Ferraiuolo.
|Summary:||A room in a pub. Some musicians facing each other. They play well-known traditional Irish tunes on flutes, tin whistles, and fiddles. Every musician plays the melodic line adding her own variations and grace notes. Some musicians are just listening; others are cracking jokes. The crowd nearby is composed of friends, occasional patrons, a regular audience, and curious tourists. Some seem not to care; some come closer to listen or perhaps even participate. This is called a ""session"". From an anthropological point of view, sessions are not just a musical environment. They are a combination of social interactions, suggesting specific dynamics between community, subjects and cultural items. |
|Published / Created:||
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK :
|Notes:||Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-265) and index. |
Physical description: x, 278 pages : illustrations, music ; 21 cm