Éamonn is an ethnomusicologist, an Irish traditional musician and native Irish speaker from the Conamara Gaeltacht, in Co. Galway. He is currently working as a research assistant developing a national strategy for Irish-language based arts, for the Dept. of Culture Heritage and the Gaeltacht He was a Teaching Assistant in Irish in the School of Culture and Communication at UL from 2016-2019. Éamonn lectured on Irish traditional music, ethnomusicology, and world music at the Irish World Academy from 2010 to 2015. He has published articles in Ethnomusicology Ireland, and the Éire/Ireland Jouranl of Irish Studies, as well as reviews in academic journals such as Ethnomusicology: Journal of the Society for Ethnomusicology, and the World of Music (new series). Éamonn has collaborated widely with other musicians and groups; in 2010, along with Limerick fiddler, Cathal Clohessy, he released a duet album of Irish traditional music, Bosca Ceoil and Fiddle, which has been lauded by critics both nationally and internationally. He is currently working on an edited book on song in Ireland.
Éamonn graduated with a PhD in Ethnomusicology from the University of Limerick in 2016. His PhD is concerned with the relationship between the Oireachtas na Gaeilge festival, Ireland's oldest arts festival',and vernacular Irish language song; it is titled 'Sean-nós singing and Oireachtas na Gaeilge: Identity, Romantic Nationalism, and the Agency of the Gaeltacht Community Nexus'. Éamonn is particularly interested in researching the influence ideologies have on musical aesthetics. He is also concerned with Irish cultural identity, nationalism and the role individual agency plays in the construction of national narratives.
Éamonn was a lecturer in music in the Irish World Academy at the University of Limerick from 2010-2014; where he lectured on Irish traditional music and song, world music, and ethnomusicology. Éamonn is currently working in the School of Culture and Communications at the University of Limerick, where he teaches Irish (written/grammar and spoken), lectures on Romantic nationalism, the Gaelic revival and sociolinguistics.
Ón gCos go Cluas: From Dancing to listening
'The Folk as Revivalist: An Exploration of the Agency of the Traditional Singer within the Oireachtas na Gaeilge Festival
Kommission für Volksdichtung (International Ballad Commission annual conference)
Marginality and Inter-Gaeltacht Rivalry within the Oireachtas na Gaeilge Sean-nós Singing Competition, accepted for Music, Art and Marginalit
One Day Symposium Queens Belfast
Vernacular Irish Song as Battle
Recording Review of Up Against the Flatirons: The Ace and Deuce of Piping
Will the Real Gaeltacht Please Stand Up? The Effect of Romantic Cultural Nationalism on Vernacular Music in The Irish Speaking District
The International Council for Traditional Music Ireland Annual Conference
The Encyclopedia of Music in Ireland
The Encyclopaedia of music in Ireland vol 2
Singing Mountains and Valleys: Landscape as Inspiration, Co-Author or Author?
Movement in Music
Review of joeheaney.org
The World of Music Journal (new series)
From Lord-Randal to Amhrán na hEascaine: Change and Continuity in the Medieval Ballad Lord Randal
the 42nd International Ballad Conference of the Kommission für Volksdichtung,