The Conference Programme

Women and Music In Ireland Conference Programme,

10 May 2014

 

9.00-9.30 Registration

 Session 1:

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.

Session 2:

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.

 10.30-11.00 Tea/Coffee

 Session 3:

11.00-12.30: Women and Traditional Music: Panel Discussion

Aoife Granville (UCC)

Michelle Mulchahy (UL)

Sile Denvir (St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra)

Session 4:

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?

3.00-3.30: Tea/Coffee

 Session 6:

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)

 Session 7:

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

Composer Discussion with the Contemporary Music Centre

Tomorrow evening, at 5.30pm, The Contemporary Music Centre will chair a discussion with the composers Ailís Ni Riaín and Evangelia Rigaki. The session will be introduced by Evonne Ferguson (CMC) and chaired by Sam Wilcock (CMC).  The topic for discussion is “who do you think you are?” – Identity and influence in composers from and living in Ireland.
The discussion will be followed by the evening concert, featuring Paul Roe and Martin Johnson of Concorde.

Change to Keynote Address.

Unfortunately the Keynote Speaker has had to cancel. However, Rhona Clarke has very kindly agreed to give the Keynote Address. The title of her address is Found Material and Collaboration as Inspiration .

Updated Programme:

Women and Music in Ireland Conference 2012

The Royal Irish Academy of Music

15 September 2012

In Association with the Society for Musicology in Ireland and NUI Maynooth

9.30-10.30:

Session 1: Women and Traditional Music

Chair: Jennifer McCay (RIAM)

Daithí Kearney (DKIT): Breaking the Glass Ceiling in Irish Traditional Music.

Mary-Louise O’Donnell (UL): Will You Answer the Call? The Iconography of the Irish Harp and Hibernia in Times of Conflict.

Session 2: Contemporary Music

Chair: Rhona Clarke (St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra)

Gráinne Mulvey (DIT) and Barbara Dignam (NUIM): Sonic Symbiosis: The Relationship Between Composer and Musicologist.

La Cosa Preziosa (ITA): Soundwalking as Educational and Artistic Practice

10.30-11.00: Tea/Coffee and Refreshments

11.00-12.30:

Session 3: Women and Music from the Eighteenth Century to the Twentieth Century

Chair: Adele Commins (DKIT)

Karol Mullaney-Dignam (NUIM): ‘No Accomplishment So Great for a Lady’: Women and Music in the Irish Country House.

Kevin Farrell (Leinster School of Music): Women of Note in the Leinster School of Music since 1904.

Melanie Brown (UL/RIAM): No Compromises – Dina Copeman’s Pursuit of Excellence in Twentieth-Century Piano Teaching and Performance.

Session 4: Women and Music in the Twentieth Century

Chair: Laura Watson (NUIM)

Ruth Stanley (Independent Scholar): Gaelic Songs and Foreign Arrangements’: Issues of Authenticity and Race in the Reception of Annie Patterson’s ‘Traditional Irish Airs.

Ita Beausang (DIT): Lady With Cello: Three Compositions by Ina Boyle.

Aylish Kerrigan (Wuhan Conservatory of Music, China): Words and Music: The Songs of Ina Boyle and Rhoda Coghill. (Lecture Recital).

12.30: Plenary Address:

Chair: Dr Kerry Houston (DIT)

Professor Harry White: Biography, Repression and Music: The Composer Dora Pejačević (1885-1923).

1.15 – 2.15: Lunch

2.15-3.00: Lunchtime Recital:

Elizabeth Pink (contralto), Anthony Byrne (piano).

Elena Norton – Gather ye rosebuds
Clara Schumann – Liebst du um Schönheit; Warum willst du and’re Fragen

Annie Patterson – The Skylark; At Parting

Pauline Viardot – Les deux roses; Fleur desséchée

Mary Plumstead – On Jacob’s Pillow; Ha’nacker Mill; Close thine eyes

Cécile Chaminade – Bonne humeur; Viens, mon bien-aimé

Alicia Adelaïde Needham – Glenara; Husheen

Fanny Mendelssohn – Das Heimweh; Sehnsucht

Lady Helena Dufferin – Katey’s Letter

3.00 – 4.00:

Session 7: Sources and Resources on Women in Music.

Chair: Michael Murphy (Mary Immaculate College)

Musical Sources and Resources on Female Musicians and Composers:

Philip Shields (RIAM)

Catherine Ferris (DIT)

Caitriona Honohan (CMC)

4.00 – 4.30: Tea and coffee

4.30: Keynote Address:

Chair: Deborah Kelleher (RIAM)

Dr Rhona Clarke: Found Material and Collaboration as Inspiration

5.30: Composer Round Table Discussion (In Association with the CMC)

Chair: Sam Wilcock (CMC)

Composers: Ailís Ní Ríain and Evangelia Rigaki

6.00: Concert: Concorde

Featuring Paul Roe (Clarinet) and Martin Johnson (Cello)

Amanda Feery – Rattle (bass cl solo)

Deirdre McKay: between (bass cl/cello)
Elaine Agnew – hhmmmm…. (bass cl solo)
Ailís Ni Riaín – Don’t (bass cl/cello)

Rhona Clarke – Un Ombra (cello)
Jane O’Leary – a piacere (bass cl solo)
Judith Ring – Whispering the Turmoil Down (bass cl/tape)

Concert Programmes

The Women and Music in Ireland Conference will include two concerts. The first concert will feature music by composers from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and it will be performed by Elizabeth Pink and Anthony Byrne from The Royal Irish Academy of Music. The second concert will feature music by contemporary composers and will be performed by Paul Roe and Martin Johnson of Concorde. The evening concert will be preceeded by a discussion with contemporary composers and it is in association with The Contemporary Music Centre.

 

Lunchtime Concert: 2.15 PM
Elizabeth Pink (contralto), Anthony Byrne (piano).

Elena Norton – Gather ye rosebuds
Clara Schumann – Liebst du um Schönheit; Warum willst du and’re Fragen
Annie Patterson – The Skylark; At Parting
Pauline Viardot – Les deux roses; Fleur desséchée
Mary Plumstead – On Jacob’s Pillow; Ha’nacker Mill; Close thine eyes
Cécile Chaminade – Bonne humeur; Viens, mon bien-aimé
Alicia Adelaïde Needham – Glenara; Husheen
Fanny Mendelssohn – Das Heimweh; Sehnsucht
Lady Helena Dufferin – Katey’s Letter

Pre-Concert Discussion with the Composers, in Association with the Contemporary Music Centre: 5.30pm
Introduced by Evonne Ferguson (CMC)

Chair: Sam Wilcock (CMC)
Rhona Clarke
Ailís Ni Riaín
Evangelia Rigaki

Evening Concert: 6pm
Concorde featuring Paul Roe (Clarinet) and Martin Johnson (Cello)

Amanda Feery – Rattle   (bass cl solo)
Deirdre McKay – between (bass cl/cello)
Elaine Agnew – hhmmmm….     (bass cl solo)
Ailís Ni Riaín – Don’t (bass cl/cello)
Rhona Clarke – Un Ombra (cello)
Jane O’Leary – a piacere (bass cl solo)
Judith Ring – Whispering the Turmoil Down (bass cl/tape)

Revised Conference Programme

Due to the withdrawal of several papers from the Conference, it has become necessary to cut the conference down to just one day. Therefore, the conference will take place on the 15 September 2012 in the RIAM. The conference fee has also been adjusted accordingly. The registration form can be found here:

Conference Registration Form

The unpdated programme is below. For any queries you can email womenandmusicinirl@gmail.com

Women and Music in Ireland Conference 2012

The Royal Irish Academy of Music

 15 September 2012

 

In Association with the Society for Musicology in Ireland and NUI Maynooth

 

 

9.30-10.30:

Session 1: Women and Traditional Music

Chair: TBC

Daithí Kearney (DKIT): Breaking the Glass Ceiling in Irish Traditional Music.

Mary-Louise O’Donnell (UL): Will You Answer the Call? The Iconography of the Irish Harp and Hibernia in Times of Conflict.

 

Session 2: Contemporary Music

Chair: Rhona Clarke (St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra)

Gráinne Mulvey (DIT) and Barbara Dignam (NUIM): Sonic Symbiosis: The Relationship Between Composer and Musicologist.

La Cosa Preziosa (ITA): Soundwalking as Educational and Artistic Practice

 

10.30-11.00: Tea/Coffee and Refreshments

Session 3: Women and Music from the Eighteenth Century to the Twentieth Century

Chair: Adele Commins (DKIT)

Karol Mullaney-Dignam (NUIM): ‘No Accomplishment So Great for a Lady’: Women and Music in the Irish Country House.

Kevin Farrell (Leinster School of Music): Women of Note in the Leinster School of Music since 1904.

Melanie Brown (UL/RIAM): No Compromises – Dina Copeman’s Pursuit of Excellence in Twentieth-Century Piano Teaching and Performance.

Session 4: Women and Music in the Twentieth Century

Chair: Laura Watson (NUIM)

Ruth Stanley (Independent Scholar): Gaelic Songs and Foreign Arrangements’: Issues of Authenticity and Race in the Reception of Annie Patterson’s ‘Traditional Irish Airs.

Ita Beausang (DIT): Lady With Cello: Three Compositions by Ina Boyle.

Aylish Kerrigan (Wuhan Conservatory of Music, China): Words and Music: The Songs of Ina Boyle and Rhoda Coghill. (Lecture Recital).

12.30: Keynote Address 1: Chair: Dr Kerry Houston (DIT)

Professor Harry White: Biography, Repression and Music: The Composer Dora Pejačević (1885-1923).

1.15 – 2.15: Lunch

2.15-3.00: Lunchtime Recital: Elizabeth Pink and Anthony Byrne

3.00 – 4.00:

Session 7: Sources and Resources on Women in Music.

Chair: Michael Murphy (Mary Immaculate College)

Musical Sources and Resources on Female Musicians and Composers:

Philip Shields (RIAM)

Catherine Ferris (DIT)

Caitriona Honohan (CMC)

4.00 – 4.30: Tea and coffee

4.30: Keynote Address 2:

Chair: Deborah Kelleher (RIAM)

Dr Rhona Clarke -Found Material and Collaboration as Inspiration

 

5.30: Composer Round Table Discussion: “who do you think you are?” –  Identity and influence in composers from and living in Ireland.

(In Association with the CMC)

Chair: Sam Wilcock (CMC)

Composers: Ailís Ni Riaín
Evangelia Rigaki

6.00: Concert: Concorde