Singing the rite to belong : music, ritual, and the new Irish

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New York, NY : Oxford University Press,, United States, p.1 online resource. (2017)

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Ireland., Music, Ritual, Singing, Social aspects


Two decades of ethnographic, pedagogical and musical experience in Ireland inform Helen Phelan's investigation of the singing voice in ritual performance. She examines diverse ritual practices including community-based festivals, children's carnivals, women's choirs, university-based ritual laboratories, rituals of the established Irish Catholic churches, as well as those of new religious communities against the backdrop of economic, social, religious, and cultural changes in twenty-first century Ireland.Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on June 07, 2017).Includes bibliographical references and index.