Music and academic professionals host a seminar to facilitate a discussion on how Irish music can be inclusive, diverse, and inclusive as an artform and an industry. Learn from academic researchers and those who have lived the future of Irish music.
This moment of transition may allow us to reexamine the future(s), sustainability, diversity, and inclusion, of Irish music as we continue to face the challenges presented by Covid-19. What can we do to move forward with gender equality, minorities participation and production methods that place climate justice and social justice at their core? What type of music career are professionals imagining for the future? What will be the future of music education? How will it affect professionalization of various genres? Are there any music-making methods that can address all or some of these issues? What have we learned from this pandemic? And what role can festivals and the industry play in these reimaginings of music-making? These and other questions will be addressed by our panel of educators, musicians, media influencers and content producers as well as cultural policy shapers.
FestiVersities, a HERA-funded research project that involves researchers and partners from music festivals in the UK, Ireland, Denmark and The Netherlands, Poland, Poland, and Poland, is funded by the EU. The project examines issues of cultural diversity, public space and post-pandemic landscapes through close scrutiny of 12 European music festivals. The Irish FestiVersities team hosts the event, including senior lecturer Dr Aileen Daillane and postdoctoral researcher Dr Sarah Raine, both from University of Limerick.
Mamobo Ogoro is the founder of GormMedia. This digital media company, which promotes dialogue that matters, has an impactful and influential reputation. Mamobo is currently studying a PhD in Social Psychology from the University of Limerick, where she is also a Sanctuary Fellow. Mamobo was nominated for her activism in the ‘Black and Ireland’ Awards. She has received numerous awards for her social entrepreneurship.
Jack Talty , a musician and recording artist, composer, producer and owner of the popular Irish music label Raelach Records, is . Jack recently was appointed Lecturer in Traditional Music at UCC. He holds a doctorate in ethnomusicology. In 2020, he was commissioned to produce “Navigating Ireland’s Traditional Arts Sector: A Report On Challenges, Resources and Opportunities”, which will inform policy.