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Scholarcast 1: PJ Mathews - Doing Something Irish: From Thomas Moore to Riverdance

UCD Scholarcast - Series 1: The Art of Popular Culture: From "The Meeting of the Waters" to Riverdance

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Like Moore’s Melodies, Bill Whelan’s Riverdance has become the stable signifier of a complex cultural moment. The innovation and appeal of his music lies in his ability to interrogate and transcend the highly compartmentalised divisions within Irish music which can be traced back to Yeats’s rejection of Moore’s songs.


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