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Title: The snare drum in the north of Ireland : musical instruments and style in a post-conflict era
Author: Casserly, Raymond Patrick
ISNI:       0000 0004 2741 5425
Awarding Body: Queen's University Belfast
Current Institution: Queen's University Belfast
Date of Award: 2012
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This thesis researches the snare drum in the North of Ireland. The primary question in this thesis focuses on the diversity of technique and snare drumming style found in Northern Ireland. In examining the issues surrounding a musical instrument and performance style in the post-conflict era of Northern Ireland, the study aims to shed light on the different factors that affect styles of music, particularly parade band music, during times of significant change. The research aims to address the question; how, and in what ways is the concept of identity expressed by the community through music, particularly through the various styles of music performance on the snare drum? In supporting the possible answers to this question, this thesis presents a historical account of the snare drum in Northern Ireland. The thesis then presents a summary of the development of the marching tradition in Northern Ireland, the site where the snare drum is most often used in music performance. The research is based fundamentally on the marching band tradition in Northern Ireland using marching bands from either side of the community divide as sources of information. As a result, this thesis presents original findings from ethnographic and ethnomusicological research in contemporary Northern Ireland.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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