New publication: Jazz in Europe

Jazz in Europe provides a detailed record of how «new» (American) music evolved on the «old» (European) continent. The «chroniclers» explore the history of jazz in individual European countries from a local perspective, with each author contributing a unique bird’s-eye view of their particular context. This comprehensive analysis of the origins and dissemination of jazz … Continue reading

Call for papers: The Spirituality of the Music of John Tavener

Possible Book Contribution to the Peter Lang book series on Music and Spirituality Call for Chapters: Chief Editor (and series editor) The Rev Professor June Boyce-Tillman. Submissions will be considered by an international peer review panel. Following a number of successful books in the Peter Lang book series on Music and Spirituality, The Rev Professor … Continue reading

Call for papers on music, spirituality and Christian theology

The Rev. Professor June Boyce-Tillman is inviting scholars, musicians, theologians and Christian ministers to contribute papers for consideration as chapters in a forthcoming publication in the series Music and Spirituality. Chapters will be accepted for the book on the basis of an extended abstract submission (900 words), with final chapters being 4,500 – 6,000 words … Continue reading

Book launches and events for The Vanished Musicians

The Vanished Musicians: Jewish Refugees in Australia by Albrecht Dümling will be launched at multiple events in Australia in late August and early September: SYDNEY 21 August  — 4 pm Emanuel Synagogue ‘From Berlin to Sydney: Jewish Refugee Musicians’ With guest speakers Albrecht Dümling, composer George Dreyfus AM and Anthony Kay and a live music … Continue reading

France and Ireland: Notes and Narratives reviewed in the Irish Times

France and Ireland: Notes and Narratives, edited by Una Hunt and Mary Pierse, was reviewed by Professor Harry White in the Irish Times on Friday 22 January. Click here to read the review.   The rich association between Ireland and France is embodied in music, art and creative writing from both countries and this collection … Continue reading

Book launch: France and Ireland: Notes and Narratives

On Tuesday 27 October, the launch of France and Ireland: Notes and Narratives, edited by Dr Una Hunt and Dr Mary Pierse, took place at IT Tallaght in Dublin. The event was hosted by the National Centre for Franco-Irish Studies and also included a roundtable on France, Ireland and journalism featuring Joe Carroll and Grace Neville. … Continue reading

Editor of France and Ireland: Notes and Narratives writes about artist Mike Stilkey in the Irish Times

Dr Mary Pierse, co-editor of France and Ireland: Notes and Narratives, has published an article in the Irish Times about Mike Stilkey, a Californian artist who creates installations from discarded books. Stilkey’s 2010 work The Piano Has Been Drinking is featured on the front cover of France and Ireland: Notes and Narratives, appropriately illustrating the … Continue reading

Gigging, Busking and Bending the Dots

This book traces the learning experiences of the jazz community in Bristol, UK from 1945 to 2012. Grounded in a methodology of participant observation and case studies, it documents changes in the economic, cultural and educational circumstances faced by the players. In their own words, the musicians recall the influences that initiated and developed their … Continue reading

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