Anglo-Irish Music in Cork 1750-1800

Robinson, Audrey (1996) Anglo-Irish Music in Cork 1750-1800. Masters thesis, National University of Ireland Maynooth.

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Music in Dublin in the eighteenth century has been a rather well researched topic and the subject of a number of books and articles. However, it is only when one tries to discover what life was like for the musicians who chose to live in the country that one realises how little research has been compiled and written on the subject. Therefore, the intention of this thesis was to examine the musical activity in Cork from 1750-1800, in order to establish a relatively accurate description of what life was really like for the musicians and members of the nobility living in Cork during that time. The primary source of information in the thesis is from the various Cork and Dublin newspapers. These include the earliest existing Cork newspaper, the Corke Journal, which dates from December 1753, The Cork Evening Post from 1758 and The New Cork Evening Post from 1791. The information gathered from these newspapers varies from advertisements placed by music teachers, music sellers and instrument makers. Also included are the theatre and concert notices which give further details such as the venues, the performers, the variety of acts and the ticket prices.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Keywords: Anglo-Irish Music; Cork 1750-1800;
Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts,Celtic Studies and Philosophy > Music
Item ID: 5284
Depositing User: IR eTheses
Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2014 13:52

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