Women and Music In Ireland Conference Programme,
10 May 2014
9.30-10.30: Female Composers in Ireland in the Nineteenth Century
Andrea Harris Jordan (University of Chicago): Sydney Owenson and The Wild Irish Girl.
Jennifer O’Connor-Madsen (St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra) The Female Composer in Nineteenth-Century Dublin – Finding an Outlet for Creativity.
9.30-10.30: The Irish Harp:
Helen Lawlor (DKIT): Mary O’Hara and the Musical Representation of Irishness.
Teresa O’Donnell (Independent Scholar): Musical Visionaries: Gráinne Yeats, Sheila Larchet Cuthbert, Mercedes Bolger and their Transformation of the Irish Harp Tradition.
11.00-12.30: Women and Traditional Music: Panel Discussion
Aoife Granville (UCC)
Michelle Mulchahy (UL)
Sile Denvir (St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra)
11.00-12.30: Working with Contemporary Music and Contemporary Composers
Barbara Dignam (DIT): Listener’s Connectivity with the Contemporary Work and its Composer: The Musicologist’s Involvement.
Aylish Kerrigan (Independent Scholar): A Singer’s Odyssey- From Ireland to China.
12.30-1.10: Lunch (Included in the Registration Fee)
1.10-2.00: Lunch Time Concert- The Fidelio Trio
Session 5: 2.00-3.00: Plenary Address:
Professor Lisa Lutter (Rampeo, University of New Jersey): Adela Maddison:
Consummate Cosmopolitan or Chameleon?
3.30-4.30: Joan Trimble and Female Composers in the Twentieth Century
Melanie Brown (Independent Scholar): Music as a Profession Among Women of the Irish Jewish Community in the Twentieth Century.
Ruth Stanley (Independent Scholar): “Opera Over a Cooking Stove”: Discourses on Gender and Identity in the Reception of Joan Trimble’s TV Opera, Blind Raftery (1957)
3.30-4.30: The Twentieth-Century Female Composer
Ita Beausang (Independent Scholar):’a kind of children’s opera’… Maudlin of Paplewick by Ina Boyle.
Laura Watson (NUIM): Rhoda Coghill as a Composer and Irish Cultural Politics.
4.45: Keynote Address:
Professor Nicola LeFanu
5.30: Panel Discussion in association with The Contemporary Music Centre
Wine Reception and Closing Remarks