Rites of spontaneity :

communality and subjectivity in traditional Irish music sessions /
by Augusto Ferraiuolo.
Main Creator: Ferraiuolo, Augusto, author.
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.
Format: BOOK
Published / Created: Newcastle upon Tyne, UK : 2019.
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-265) and index.

Physical description: x, 278 pages : illustrations, music ; 21 cm

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