History of Ireland through Song

Part of the Department of European History

Introduction edit

Ireland's history is rich, and richly recorded in song. The purpose of this project is to provide a listing of songs (and, if possible, a way to obtain them legally, for free), corresponding to various elements of Irish history, complete with commentary and background.

The goal is to develop a greater knowledge and understanding of Irish history through the memorable and enjoyable medium of music (particularly Celtic music).

Tasks edit

  • Create outline of Irish History (this is in the works—see talk page)
  • Find and add songs relevant to as many aspects of Irish history as possible

Questions edit

(Please discuss on the talk page).

  • Should we include Scotland, as well, and have a course on the two together, or separately?
  • Should there be an option to include songs in Gaelic (or even other languages) for ambitious students?

Participants edit

Coordinator edit

Contributors edit

Interested Students edit

Supersarah1999 13:09, 8 April 2010 (UTC)

Songs edit

Background edit

Celtic music classifications Notes on Celtic tunes

Related resources edit