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- DescriptionTwo 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.
- Author BiographyHelen Phelan is Professor of Arts Practice at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick. A singer and ritual studies scholar, she is an Irish Research Council recipient for her work on singing and sustained social integration with new migrant communities in Ireland over the last two decades. Her singing interests span medieval chant to contemporary ritual vocal song while her publications are primarily in the areas of ritual studies, music education philosophy and arts practice research.
- Author(s)Helen Phelan
- PublisherOxford University Press Inc
- Date of Publication01/05/2017
- GenreReligion: Comparative, General & Reference
- Series TitleOxford Ritual Studies Series
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- First Published2017
- ImprintOxford University Press Inc
- Weight478 g
- Width174 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine21 mm
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