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|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|
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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.