Dr. Sandra Joyce is Director of the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at the University of Limerick, which has 16 programmes of study from BA to PhD level. Together with Niall Keegan and Mícheál O Súilleabháin, she founded the BA Irish Music and Dance and MA Irish Traditional Music Performance at the University, and has been Course Director of both these programmes. She is a traditional singer and bodhran player who has recently performed at the Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow and Farmleigh House, Dublin. She is Artistic Director of the a capella female vocal ensemble, Hazelwell, which explores repertoire from the Irish and related traditions. Her research interests include the Irish song tradition, the Irish harp tradition and historical sources of Irish traditional music.
A native of Co. Meath, Róisín Ní Gallóglaigh has spent most of her life between the west of Ireland and Spain. She has been the lead singer with many bands including Pervish (not a misprint!), La Banda Del Pezgato and Albaiswing. At present Roisin sings with UL vocal ensemble Hazelwell and Irish music ensemble Coisire. She has performed in the past with artists such as Bobby Mc Ferrin and The Chieftains.
In 2011 she was awarded her degree in Irish Music and Dance from the University of Limerick where she specialised in Traditional Irish song under the tutelage of Eilís Ní Shúilleabháin and Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh. As a solo artist Roisin performs songs from the Irish, English and Scots tradition alongside her own compositions. She has been a traditional song tutor at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance and for Chaladh an Treoigh Comhaltas since October 2011.
Roisin has been researching in the area of traditional song since completion of her degree. As a result of this research she has presented two papers at the University of Limerick Song Seminar Series 2011/12 and at the North Atlantic Fiddle Conference in Derry (Nafco) 2012.CATHAL Ó CURRÁIN
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