Biography

Tríona Ní Shíocháin specialises in 18th /19th Century Gaelic Poetry, Oral Poetry, Oral Theory, Performance Theory and the Sean-nós Singing Tradition. She is author of Bláth 's Craobh na nÚdar: Amhráin Mháire Bhuí (2012, Coiscéim, 512pp + CD), a monograph which includes a multi-text edition of 18th/ 19th century oral poet, Máire Bhuí Ní Laeire, as well as theoreticization of her work. Her teaching interests at the University of Limerick include: 17th century poetry, 18th-19th century poetry, the Keen, Oral Tradition, the Singing Tradition, Theories of Performance and Orality, Rites of Passage and Liminality, Autobiography, Modern Irish Poetry and discourses of Post-coloniality and Modernity.

Having received a first class honours BA (mus) in Irish and Music (UCC, 2002), she was awarded an IRCHSS post-graduate scholarship (2002-5) for her doctoral research on the songs of Máire Bhuí Ní Laeire under the supervision of Dr. Seán Ua Súilleabháin in the Department of Modern Irish, UCC. She was awarded her doctorate in 2008. She is a full-time lecturer in Irish in UL since 2007: Course Director for Irish and New Media Jan 2008-Aug 2010; Head of Irish Section 2009 – 2014.

She is currently working on oral compositional processes and ‘creative' transmission in the Gaelic Oral Tradition (both words and music), and on performativity and political discourses in 19th century poetry. She is also working on discourses of post-coloniality, modernity and permanent liminality in the work of Seán Ó Ríordáin and Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill.

Research Interests

Tríona Ní Shíocháin specialises in 18th /19th Century Gaelic Poetry, Oral Poetry, Oral Theory, Performance Theory and the Sean-nós Singing Tradition, and is also currently working on visions of modernity and representations of permanent liminality in Modern Irish poetry. She is author of Bláth 's Craobh na nÚdar: Amhráin Mháire Bhuí (2012, Coiscéim, 512pp + CD), a monograph which includes a multi-text edition of 18th/ 19th century oral poet, Máire Bhuí Ní Laeire, as well as theoreticization of her work. Her teaching interests at the University of Limerick include: 17th century poetry, 18th-19th century poetry, the Keen, Oral Tradition, the Singing Tradition, Theories of Performance and Orality, Rites of Passage and Liminality, the Gaelic Autobiography, Modern Gaelic Poetry and discourses of Post-coloniality and Modernity.

Professional Activities

Education

  • 2008 University College Cork - PhD
  • 2002 University College Cork - BA

Employment

  • 2008 University of Limerick - Lecturer in Irish
  • 2007 University of Limerick - Junior Lecturer in Irish

Award

  • 2002 - IRCHSS Post-graduate Scholarship

Books

Bláth 's Craobh na nÚdar: Amhráin Mháire Bhuí

Dr. Caitriona Ni Shiochain
2012
Dublin
Coiscéim
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Book Chapters

'Máire Bhuí Ní Laeire: File Béil agus Fáidh Míleannach'

Dr. Caitriona Ni Shiochain
2013
Dingle, Co. Kerry
An Sagart
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Edited Books

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Peer Reviewed Journals

‘Aidan Doyle & Kevin Murray (eds.), In Dialogue with the Agallamh: Essays in Honour of Seán Ó Coileáin.'

Dr. Caitriona Ni Shiochain
2015
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‘Lillis Ó Laoire and Sean Williams, Bright Star of the West: Joe Heaney, Irish Song Man.'

Dr. Caitriona Ni Shiochain
2013
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'Filí agus Amhránaithe, Cumadóirí agus Athchumadóirí: An Seachadadh Cruthaitheach agus an Chumadóireacht Bhéil i dTraidisiún Amhránaíochta na Gaelainne.'

Dr. Caitriona Ni Shiochain
2013
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‘Ríonach uí Ógáin (eag.), Béaloideas 77: Tom Munnelly.'

Dr. Caitriona Ni Shiochain
2010
Cork University Press, Cork.
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'Filí agus Amhránaithe, Foinn agus Focail: Maidean Álainn Ghréine agus Ionad an Cheoil i dTraidisiún na nAmhrán.'

Dr. Caitriona Ni Shiochain
2009
Cork University Press, Cork.
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‘Memory, Liminality and Song Performance: Understanding the History of Thought through Song.'

Dr. Caitriona Ni Shiochain
2014
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Other Journals

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Conference Publications

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Conference Contributions

University of Limerick and Mary Immaculate College Eighteenth Century Society Seminar

Dr. Caitriona Ni Shiochain
2014
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Songs of Social Protest Conference. University of Limerick, 29 April 2015.

Dr. Caitriona Ni Shiochain
2015
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International Political Anthropology Conference

Dr. Caitriona Ni Shiochain
2011
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Seimineár Léann na Gaeilge, UL

Dr. Caitriona Ni Shiochain
2015
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‘An tEagrán Iltéacsúil (multi-text edition): léamh na lámhscríbhinní déanacha, modhanna eagarthóireachta agus an cultúr béil.' (‘The Multi-text Edition: interpretation of late manuscripts, editorial methodologies, and oral culture.')

Dr. Caitriona Ni Shiochain
2009
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Comhdháil ar Litríocht agus ar Chultúr na Gaeilge, NUIG.

Dr. Caitriona Ni Shiochain
2011
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Moments of Becoming: Transitions and Transformations in Early Modern Europe Conference

Dr. Caitriona Ni Shiochain
2015
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Palaeography and manuscript-based research: Intensive Postgraduate Seminar

Dr. Caitriona Ni Shiochain
2011
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Play: the Creation of Culture in the Modern World - 5th International Political Anthropology Conference

Dr. Caitriona Ni Shiochain
2012
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Comhdháil ar an tSíceolaíocht agus ar an bhFealsúnacht sa Chomhthéacs Liteartha

Dr. Caitriona Ni Shiochain
2015
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Éigse Dhiarmuid Uí Shúilleabháin

Dr. Caitriona Ni Shiochain
2011
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Comhdháil na nDéise

Dr. Caitriona Ni Shiochain
2012
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Tradsong Symposium, Irish World Academy, University of Limerick, 14 October 2015.

Dr. Caitriona Ni Shiochain
2015
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Aoiléacht don Chumann le Béaloideas Éireann

Dr. Caitriona Ni Shiochain
2012
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'Poesis: the Ambivalent Creation of Truth'

Dr. Caitriona Ni Shiochain
2013
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Comhdháil ar Litríocht agus ar Chultúr na Gaeilge, NUIG.

Dr. Caitriona Ni Shiochain
2015
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Comhdháil ar Litríocht agus ar Chultúr na Gaeilge, NUIG, 2012.

Dr. Caitriona Ni Shiochain
2012
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Commemorations: Concepts and Contexts conference, University College Cork

Dr. Caitriona Ni Shiochain
2015
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Dáil Thuamhan

Dr. Caitriona Ni Shiochain
2008
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Seimineár Litríochta UCD

Dr. Caitriona Ni Shiochain
2014
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Dhá Leagan Déag: Comhdháil faoin amhránaíocht ar an sean-nós, National University of Ireland, Galway, 24 June, 2015.

Dr. Caitriona Ni Shiochain
2015
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Ek-stasis: Ecstacy in Politics, International Political Anthropology Conference

Dr. Caitriona Ni Shiochain
2010
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Published Reports

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