Irish Music and the Experience of Nostalgia in Japan
Irish Traditional music
The author describes why someone should not call Irish music Celtic since the music is more popular in the United States than in Ireland and the more essential values that underlie the powerful vocal tradition of the Irish music in either Irish or English language. These give the actual reality those traditional Irish songs also hard some musical concepts and skills which indicate the skillful work for the Ireland musicians (Williams).
The Irish traditional music assists the readers to distinguish a jig from real and also macaronic songs from the one that is either in English or Irish. Moreover, the traditional aspect of the music assists to bring together essential ideas about Irish music from a rich variety of sources. Additionally, it adds interdisciplinary elements of history, film, politics, poetry, and images to give an inner context to the music that is outside the pub music realities. Perhaps, through the article, the students who wish to study or read the Irish music will find transcriptions of each of the primary Irish forms to try, as well as lyrics and bring transcribed songs to life. The transcriptions that are given and learned through the traditional Irish music are of tunes and songs accompanied by the CDs. The concept of conventional music allows the learners to understand the original concept of the music (Williams).
Williams, Sean. Focus: Irish traditional music. Routledge, 2013.
Music and dance in the Irish communities of Coventry and Liverpool
The article describes performance identities by Marion Leonard that examines how the British born second and third generation Irish people apply Irish dance and music in the production of Irish cultural identity. It is believed that a music pattern of a particular group of people can show the identity of the same people having the same origin or share ancestral lineage. The reality about the origin of Irish community living in other parts of the continent can display and connects them through various characteristics and personalities. The articles draw information and facts from research that was conducted by some members of Irish communities living in the English communities that are Liverpool and Coventry whose parents originated and was born in Ireland (Leonard).
The article explores the commentary status of Liverpool respondents and how Irish music and dances provides a space in which various generations can point out their affiliations and embody their Irishness. Moreover, the paper considers some complimentary works with school children from Coventry checking on their responses as regular listeners to Irish traditional music. The article displays the resonating power of their compliments that is based on the capacity system of Irish music on multiplication. The different concepts and production system of Irish music also appeared on the comments (Leonard). Therefore, the comments brought about the identity issues of Irish Music connectivity to the origin factor of the Irish people. The value of identity factor between Irish music and personality of the people brought to the debate.
Leonard, Marion. “Performing identities: music and dance in the Irish communities of Coventry and Liverpool.” Social & Cultural Geography 6.4 (2005): 515-529.
Ireland in the international music Marketplace
The article by Leslie M. Meier describes Ireland as a nation with Minuscule domestic record industry regarding sales and even origin as one of the largest exporters of music. Based on the population of Ireland that is estimated to be 3.8 Million indicates that domestic retails alone are not able to support the Irish music industry system (Strachan, Rob, and Marion Leonard). Therefore, to maintain a high level of success the Irish musicians or artist have to move further regarding international marketing viability which made a significant impact on the Irish music industry as from the late 1970s. The Irish music industry depended much on the international market which also reduced domestic competition. For examples, the acts such as Thin Lizzy and Cranberries have been hugely successful in the international markets since it reflected a shift and increase of the international sales figures.
According to the article, Ireland has been prosperous regarding international recording artist that has sold that nation through the universal global gates. Therefore, this answers as to why Irish music is found all over the continents even through the Asian world. The huge sales of Irish music are perhaps reflected through a transformation of the marketing strategy based on their domestic strategy. The artist had to shift their focus from the domestic market to international markets which also improved the quality of the music system to match the international market. The international market doors allowed the Irish artists to sharpen their music skills that and diversification of various world-class cultures available in the global market. These systems opened up the international marketing strategies (Strachan, Rob, and Marion Leonard).
Strachan, Rob, and Marion Leonard. “A musical nation: protection, investment and branding in the Irish music industry.” Irish Studies Review 12.1 (2004): 39-49.
Irish music performance and the city of Chicago
The book was written by Aileen Dillane to display the performance of Irish music and its relationship to the city of Chicago. The book criticizes the conventional historiographies of the Irish Music which constitutes the Irish traditional music to the nation-building project that is shaped by authenticity. It provides an essential alternative to explicitly generated Irish music in the diaspora while at the same time understanding the diasporic conceptual influences especially in the city of Chicago. Moreover, it provides a greater connection to the fate of Irish music in Chicago and the place of Chicago in Irish music which in turn consolidates the historiographies factors.
Therefore, in invoking the relationship and analysis of the Irish music, Chicago is revealed to be an expression of modernism, an organizing principle and a home of various ethnic groups. The relationship between Irish Music and the city is displayed in a variety of performance and texts that reflect the current trends and trace back on to the history of the city and Irish music role in its configuration overtimes. Therefore, there has been a greater correction in some Irish music lines on the modernity of Chicago. The soundtracks speak to the partial dimension of Irish music and how it represents a place materially and metaphorically. The articles display a greater factor and style in the involvement of Chicago through its outstanding modernity and exemplary features. The Irish music systems have displayed its role through materially and metaphorically. The relationship is also heard in Chicago Irish pubs (Dillane & Aileen).
Dillane, Aileen. Sound tracts, songlines, and soft repertoires: Irish music performance and the city of Chicago. The University of Chicago, 2009.