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Queen's University Belfast hosts Tes Slominski as part of the New Reads series for Cultural Policy Observatory Ireland
About this event
This is a joint seminar by QUB Arts Management & Cultural Policy & Music Events at Queen's
Just how “Irish” is traditional Irish music? In her recent book Trad Nation: Gender, Sexuality, and Race in Irish Traditional Music, Tes Slominski uses ethnography, oral history, and archival research to challenge the longstanding practice of using ethnic nationalism as a framework for understanding vernacular music traditions. Tes Slominski argues that ethnic nationalism hinders this music’s development today and is at odds with an increasingly multiethnic Ireland.
Following a short talk about her book, there will be a Q&A chaired by Dr Ioannis Tsioulakis
Tes Slominski is a music and sound scholar who studies music, identity, and nationalism in Ireland and in its diaspora. She recently published Trad Nation: Gender, Sexuality, and Race in Irish Traditional Music, and is co-editor (with Kimberly Francis) of the gender/sexuality revision of Oxford University Press’s Grove Music Online. She served as Secretary of the Society for Ethnomusicology’s board from 2019-2021 and is currently on the board of the Ward Irish Music Archive in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
New Reads is a series of discussions featuring new research and publications relevant to the experiences and study of cultural policy on the island of Ireland.
Cultural Policy Observatory Ireland (CPOI) was established in 2015 to further research and information exchange on cultural policy across the island of Ireland.