Francis Ward, Multi-Instrumentalism in the Irish Music Tradition (MA, University of Limerick, 2008)

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 Author:  Ward, Francis 
 Title:  Multi-Instrumentalism in the Irish Music Tradition 
 Degree, institution:  MA, University of Limerick 
 Status, year:  accepted, 2008 (2008) 
 Volumes, pp., etc.:  1 (61pp.), 17200 words 
 Supervisor(s):  Alexandra Balandina 
 General specialism:  Ethnomusicology 
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 Abstract: 

This paper examines the phenomena of multi-instrumentalists in the Irish musical tradition. It attempts to identify various qualities of the Irish music tradition that encourage or foster multi-instrumentalism. It also addresses the challenges faced in developing skills on more than one instrument. I will draw on my own experience as a multi-instrumentalist in the Irish music tradition, and from fieldwork conducted with both amateur and professional multi-instrumentalists and performers and teachers.