Research Profile

Tríona Ní Shíocháin

Biography

Dr Tríona Ní Shíocháin is a whistle-player, singer and interdisciplinary scholar specialising in Irish traditional music, sean-nós singing, Irish-language song composers, oral theory, oral composition and transmission, performance theory, ethnomusicology and anthropology, and Irish-language literature, poetry and culture. She graduated with a first class honours degree in Music and Irish from UCC in 2002, and was awarded a PhD for her research on the songs of celebrated nineteenth-century song composer, Máire Bhuí Ní Laeire, in 2008 (UCC). She was lecturer in Irish Language and Literature at the University of Limerick 2007-2017, where she spent a number of years as Head of Irish Language and Literature. She was appointed as Lecturer in Irish Traditional Music at UCC in 2017. She is author of Bláth ’s Craobh na nÚdar: Amhráin Mháire Bhuí in 2012, which includes a multi-text edition with musical transcriptions of the songs of Máire Bhuí, and also an accompanying CD of archival and field recordings, as well as analysis and theoreticization of the songs. Her current research concerns the liminality of song and the role of song in thought formation in society, and she is author of recently published monograph Singing Ideas: Performance, Politics and Oral Poetry (Berghahn 2018). She has also published on oral theory, creative transmission and oral composition in the Irish song tradition, on liminality, song performance and thought formation, and has also written on permanent liminality and subject formation in modern Irish poetry.


Research Interests

Sean-nós singing, 18th-/19th-century song poets and poet composers, oral traditions, oral theory, composition in performance, creative transmission; song, liminality and ritual; song and the history of thought; performance theory; performativity; Irish traditional music, creative process, aural assimilation and creative practice; (post)colonial theory; liminality, modernity, and subject formation; Irish-language literature; anthropology, ethnomusicology and social theory.

Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
Wayward Sisters: Witches, Magic & Music on the Seventeenth-Century StageIrish Research Council01-OCT-1830-SEP-22€96,000.00

Publications

Books

 YearPublication
(2018)Singing Ideas: Performance, Politics and Oral Poetry.
Ní Shíocháin, T. (2018) Singing Ideas: Performance, Politics and Oral Poetry. Oxford and New York: Berghahn. [Details]
(2012)Bláth 's Craobh na nÚdar: Amhráin Mháire Bhuí.
Ní Shíocháin, T. (2012) Bláth 's Craobh na nÚdar: Amhráin Mháire Bhuí. Dublin: Coiscéim. [Details]

Edited Books

 YearPublication
(2019)Ní Insint Dán ach Bheith: Aistí ar Smaointeoireacht an Ríordánaigh
Ní Churtáin, R. and Ní Shíocháin, T (Ed.). (2019) Ní Insint Dán ach Bheith: Aistí ar Smaointeoireacht an Ríordánaigh Maynooth/Dingle: An Sagart, Foilsitheoirí. [Details]

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2019)''Ní Insint Dán ach Bheith: Fís na Filíochta agus Smaointe Eispéireasacha na Nua-aimsire.''
Ní Shíocháin, T. (2019) ''Ní Insint Dán ach Bheith: Fís na Filíochta agus Smaointe Eispéireasacha na Nua-aimsire.'' In: Ní Insint Dán Ach Bheith: Aistí ar Smaointeoireacht an Ríordánaigh. Maynooth/Dingle: An Sagart, Foilsitheoirí. [Details]
(2018)'‘Singing Against the Empire: Anti-structure and Anti-colonial Discourse in Nineteenth-Century Irish Song’'
Ní Shíocháin, T. (2018) '‘Singing Against the Empire: Anti-structure and Anti-colonial Discourse in Nineteenth-Century Irish Song’' In: Songs of Social Protest. London: Rowman and Littlefield International. [Details]
(2016)'‘‘Iomar doimhin na saoirse’ agus ‘the abyssal depths’: aisling ghéar Samuel Beckett agus Sheáin Uí Ríordáin ar eispéireas na suibiachta sa Nua-aimsir’ [‘The deep chasm of freedom’ and ‘the abyssal depths’: Samuel Beckett and Seán Ó Ríordáin’s vision of modernity’]'
Ní Shíocháin, T. and Boland, T. (2016) '‘‘Iomar doimhin na saoirse’ agus ‘the abyssal depths’: aisling ghéar Samuel Beckett agus Sheáin Uí Ríordáin ar eispéireas na suibiachta sa Nua-aimsir’ [‘The deep chasm of freedom’ and ‘the abyssal depths’: Samuel Beckett and Seán Ó Ríordáin’s vision of modernity’]' In: Meanamra: An tSíceolaíocht agus an Fhealsúnacht. Dublin: Coiscéim. [Details]
(2013)'‘Máire Bhuí Ní Laeire: File Béil agus Fáidh Míleannach’ [‘Máire Bhuí Ní Laeire: Oral Poet and Millenarian Prophet’]'
Ní Shíocháin, T. (2013) '‘Máire Bhuí Ní Laeire: File Béil agus Fáidh Míleannach’ [‘Máire Bhuí Ní Laeire: Oral Poet and Millenarian Prophet’]' In: Séimfhear Suairc: Aistí in Ómós don Ollamh Breandán Ó Conchúir. An Daingean: An Sagart. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2017)'‘Making Men: Work as Engendering Experience in Rotha Mór an tSaoil and Songs of Work.’'
Ní Shíocháin, T. (2017) '‘Making Men: Work as Engendering Experience in Rotha Mór an tSaoil and Songs of Work.’'. Special Issue of The Irish Journal of Anthropology, [Details]
(2016)'‘Bjorn Thomassen. Liminality and the Modern: Living through the In-Between’'
Ní Shíocháin, T. (2016) '‘Bjorn Thomassen. Liminality and the Modern: Living through the In-Between’'. Irish Journal of Anthropology, [Details]
(2016)'. ‘An Tairseachúlacht Bhuan agus Múnlú na Suibiachta i Nua-fhilíocht na Gaelainne.’ [‘Permanent Liminality and Subject Formation in Modern Irish Language Poetry’]'
Ní Shíocháin, T. (2016) '. ‘An Tairseachúlacht Bhuan agus Múnlú na Suibiachta i Nua-fhilíocht na Gaelainne.’ [‘Permanent Liminality and Subject Formation in Modern Irish Language Poetry’]'. Léann - Iris Chumann Léann Na Litríochta, [Details]
(2015)'‘Aidan Doyle & Kevin Murray (eds.), In Dialogue with the Agallamh: Essays in Honour of Seán Ó Coileáin.’'
Ní Shíocháin, T. (2015) '‘Aidan Doyle & Kevin Murray (eds.), In Dialogue with the Agallamh: Essays in Honour of Seán Ó Coileáin.’'. Béascna, [Details]
(2014)'‘Memory, Liminality and Song Performance: Understanding the History of Thought through Song.’'
Ní Shíocháin, T. (2014) '‘Memory, Liminality and Song Performance: Understanding the History of Thought through Song.’'. International Political Anthropology, [Details]
(2013)'‘Filí agus Amhránaithe, Cumadóirí agus Athchumadóirí: An Seachadadh Cruthaitheach agus an Chumadóireacht Bhéil i dTraidisiún Amhránaíochta na Gaelainne.’ [‘Poets and Singers, Composers and Re-composers: Creative Transmission and Oral Composition in the Irish Song Tradition.’]'
Ní Shíocháin, T. (2013) '‘Filí agus Amhránaithe, Cumadóirí agus Athchumadóirí: An Seachadadh Cruthaitheach agus an Chumadóireacht Bhéil i dTraidisiún Amhránaíochta na Gaelainne.’ [‘Poets and Singers, Composers and Re-composers: Creative Transmission and Oral Composition in the Irish Song Tradition.’]'. Béascna, [Details]
(2013)'‘Ó Cadhla agus Ó Giolláin (eag.) Léann an Dúchais: Aistí in Ómós don Ollamh Gearóid Ó Crualaoich.’'
Ní Shíocháin, T. (2013) '‘Ó Cadhla agus Ó Giolláin (eag.) Léann an Dúchais: Aistí in Ómós don Ollamh Gearóid Ó Crualaoich.’'. Béaloideas - The Journal of Folklore of Ireland Society, [Details]
(2013)'. ‘Ó Laoire agus Williams. Bright Star of the West: Irish Song Man.’'
Ní Shíocháin, T. (2013) '. ‘Ó Laoire agus Williams. Bright Star of the West: Irish Song Man.’'. Béascna, [Details]
(2010)'‘Ríonach uí Ógáin (eag.), Béaloideas 77: Tom Munnelly.’'
Ní Shíocháin, T. (2010) '‘Ríonach uí Ógáin (eag.), Béaloideas 77: Tom Munnelly.’'. Béascna, [Details]
(2009)'‘Filí agus Amhránaithe, Foinn agus Focail: Maidean Álainn Ghréine agus Ionad an Cheoil i dTraidisiún na nAmhrán.’ [‘Poets and Singers, Airs and Words: Maidean Álainn Ghréine and musical structure in the song tradition.’]'
Ní Shíocháin, T. (2009) '‘Filí agus Amhránaithe, Foinn agus Focail: Maidean Álainn Ghréine agus Ionad an Cheoil i dTraidisiún na nAmhrán.’ [‘Poets and Singers, Airs and Words: Maidean Álainn Ghréine and musical structure in the song tradition.’]'. Béascna, [Details]

Other Journals

 YearPublication
(2017)''Ar Bhruach na Laoi: Ceol agus Léann i gColáiste na hOllscoile, Corcaigh''
Ní Shíocháin, T. (2017) ''Ar Bhruach na Laoi: Ceol agus Léann i gColáiste na hOllscoile, Corcaigh'' Spéis - Bulletin for International Council for Traditional Music, Ireland, . [Details]

Blog

 YearPublication
(2018)'Ar Leacain na Gréine' Deep Maps West Cork Coastal Cultures.
Ní Shíocháin, T. (2018) 'Ar Leacain na Gréine' Deep Maps West Cork Coastal Cultures. Blog [Details]

CD

 YearPublication
(2012)Bláth 's Craobh na nÚdar: Amhráin Mháire Bhuí.
Ní Shíocháin, T. (2012) Bláth 's Craobh na nÚdar: Amhráin Mháire Bhuí. CD [Details]

Journal Volume Edited

 YearPublication
(2013)Béascna: Journal of Folklore and Ethnology 8.
Eastlake, J., Ní Shíocháin, T., Ó Gealbháin, Sonnesyn-Olsen, A. (eds.) (2013) Béascna: Journal of Folklore and Ethnology 8. Journal Volume Edited [Details]

Guest Lectures

 YearPublication
(2009)‘Lámhscríbhinní déanacha: an chanúint agus an traidisiún béil.’ [‘Late manuscripts: the dialect and the oral tradition.’] Palaeography and manuscript-based research: Intensive Postgraduate Seminar, University College Cork.
Ní Shíocháin, T. (2009) ‘Lámhscríbhinní déanacha: an chanúint agus an traidisiún béil.’ [‘Late manuscripts: the dialect and the oral tradition.’] Palaeography and manuscript-based research: Intensive Postgraduate Seminar, University College Cork. Guest Lectures [Details]

Guest Speaker

 YearPublication
(2018)'Traidisiún na hAmhránaíochta agus an Smaointeoireacht Pholaitiúil' ['Traditional Song and Political Thought.'] Bliain na Gaeilge lecture.
Ní Shíocháin, T. (2018) 'Traidisiún na hAmhránaíochta agus an Smaointeoireacht Pholaitiúil' ['Traditional Song and Political Thought.'] Bliain na Gaeilge lecture. Guest Speaker [Details]
(2018)Ceiliúradh an Bhlascaoid: Piaras Feirtéar c.1600-1653.
Ní Shíocháin, T. (2018) Ceiliúradh an Bhlascaoid: Piaras Feirtéar c.1600-1653. Guest Speaker [Details]
(2017)‘Singing Ideas: Orality, Performance, Politics and the Songs of Máire Bhuí.’ Fuaim Series Invited Speaker, Department of Music, UCC.
Ní Shíocháin, T. (2017) ‘Singing Ideas: Orality, Performance, Politics and the Songs of Máire Bhuí.’ Fuaim Series Invited Speaker, Department of Music, UCC. Guest Speaker [Details]
(2016)‘Orality and the History of Political Thought.’ Guest lecture at UCC/WIT Economy and Society Summer School at Blackwater Castle.
Ní Shíocháin, T. (2016) ‘Orality and the History of Political Thought.’ Guest lecture at UCC/WIT Economy and Society Summer School at Blackwater Castle. Guest Speaker [Details]
(2016)‘Ag dreapadóireacht gan chomhlíonadh’ agus an Mhurúch ar thalamh thirim: an tairseachúlacht bhuan agus múnlú na suibiachta sa Nuafhilíocht.’ [‘Climbing without fulfilment; and the Mermaid on dry land: permanent liminality and subject formation in Modern Poetry.’] Seimineár Léann na Gaeilge/Irish Language and Literature Seminar, University of Limerick.
Ní Shíocháin, T. (2016) ‘Ag dreapadóireacht gan chomhlíonadh’ agus an Mhurúch ar thalamh thirim: an tairseachúlacht bhuan agus múnlú na suibiachta sa Nuafhilíocht.’ [‘Climbing without fulfilment; and the Mermaid on dry land: permanent liminality and subject formation in Modern Poetry.’] Seimineár Léann na Gaeilge/Irish Language and Literature Seminar, University of Limerick. Guest Speaker [Details]
(2016)‘Amhráin Mháire Bhuí’ [‘The Songs of Máire Bhuí’] Guest Lecture at Daonscoil na Mumhan.
Ní Shíocháin, T. (2016) ‘Amhráin Mháire Bhuí’ [‘The Songs of Máire Bhuí’] Guest Lecture at Daonscoil na Mumhan. Guest Speaker [Details]
(2014)‘Play, Performance and Political Thought: the History of Ideas and the Songs of Máire Bhuí Ní Laeire.’ University of Limerick and Mary Immaculate College Eighteenth-Century Society Seminar.
Ní Shíocháin, T. (2014) ‘Play, Performance and Political Thought: the History of Ideas and the Songs of Máire Bhuí Ní Laeire.’ University of Limerick and Mary Immaculate College Eighteenth-Century Society Seminar. Guest Speaker [Details]
(2014)‘An imirt, an bhéalaireacht agus an machnamh: stair na smaointeoireachta agus amhráin Mháire Bhuí.’ [‘Play, orality and thought: the songs of Máire Bhuí and the history of ideas.’] Seimeár Litríochta UCD/ University College Dublin Literature Seminar.
Ní Shíocháin, T. (2014) ‘An imirt, an bhéalaireacht agus an machnamh: stair na smaointeoireachta agus amhráin Mháire Bhuí.’ [‘Play, orality and thought: the songs of Máire Bhuí and the history of ideas.’] Seimeár Litríochta UCD/ University College Dublin Literature Seminar. Guest Speaker [Details]
(2012)‘Amhráin Mháire Bhuí Ní Laeire: An Chruthaitheacht, an Bhéalaireacht agus an Machnamh Polaitiúil.’ [‘The Songs of Máire Bhuí: Creativity, Orality and Political Thought’] Guest lecture for Cumann Bhéaloideas Éireann/Folklore Society of Ireland.
Ní Shíocháin, T. (2012) ‘Amhráin Mháire Bhuí Ní Laeire: An Chruthaitheacht, an Bhéalaireacht agus an Machnamh Polaitiúil.’ [‘The Songs of Máire Bhuí: Creativity, Orality and Political Thought’] Guest lecture for Cumann Bhéaloideas Éireann/Folklore Society of Ireland. Guest Speaker [Details]
(2011)‘An tEagrán Iltéacsúil (multi-text edition): léamh na lámhscríbhinní déanacha, modhanna eagarthóireachta agus an cultúr béil.’ [‘The multi-text edition: interpreting late manuscripts, editorial methodologies and oral culture.’] Palaeography and manuscript-based research: Intensive Postgraduate Seminar, University College Cork.
Ní Shíocháin, T. (2011) ‘An tEagrán Iltéacsúil (multi-text edition): léamh na lámhscríbhinní déanacha, modhanna eagarthóireachta agus an cultúr béil.’ [‘The multi-text edition: interpreting late manuscripts, editorial methodologies and oral culture.’] Palaeography and manuscript-based research: Intensive Postgraduate Seminar, University College Cork. Guest Speaker [Details]
(2011)‘Máire Bhuí Ní Laoghaire: File Béil agus Fáidh Míleannach.’ [‘Máire Bhuí Ní Laoghaire: Oral Poet and Millenarian Prophet.] Guest lecture, Éigse Dhiarmuid Uí Shúilleabháin, Baile Bhúirne.
Ní Shíocháin, T. (2011) ‘Máire Bhuí Ní Laoghaire: File Béil agus Fáidh Míleannach.’ [‘Máire Bhuí Ní Laoghaire: Oral Poet and Millenarian Prophet.] Guest lecture, Éigse Dhiarmuid Uí Shúilleabháin, Baile Bhúirne. Guest Speaker [Details]
(2008)‘Amhráin Mháire Bhuí Ní Laeire agus Ceard na Cumadóireachta Béil.’ [‘The Songs of Máire Bhuí Ní Laeire and Oral Compositional Craft.’] Modern Irish Departmental Seminar, University College Cork.
Ní Shíocháin, T. (2008) ‘Amhráin Mháire Bhuí Ní Laeire agus Ceard na Cumadóireachta Béil.’ [‘The Songs of Máire Bhuí Ní Laeire and Oral Compositional Craft.’] Modern Irish Departmental Seminar, University College Cork. Guest Speaker [Details]

Video recording / TV

 YearPublication
(2017)Nuacht TG4: Modúil Cheoil trí mheán na Gaelainne.
Ní Shíocháin, T. (2017) Nuacht TG4: Modúil Cheoil trí mheán na Gaelainne. Video recording / TV [Details]
(2016)‘An Béaloideas Beo: An Ceol.’ TG4, December 2016.
Ní Shíocháin, T. (2016) ‘An Béaloideas Beo: An Ceol.’ TG4, December 2016. Video recording / TV [Details]
(2016)Nuacht TG4: Comóradh an Ríordánaigh.
Ní Shíocháin, T. (2016) Nuacht TG4: Comóradh an Ríordánaigh. Video recording / TV [Details]
(2016)Hup, TG4.
Ní Shíocháin, T., Ní Shíocháin Ní Bheoláin, G. (2016) Hup, TG4. Video recording / TV [Details]
(2014)‘An Béaloideas Beo: An Litríocht Bhéil.’ TG4, December 2014.
Ní Shíocháin, T. (2014) ‘An Béaloideas Beo: An Litríocht Bhéil.’ TG4, December 2014. Video recording / TV [Details]

Radio Performance

 YearPublication
(2018)Raidió na Gaeltachta An Saol ó Dheas special broadcast of Bliain na Gaeilge concert from Ó Riada Hall UCC.
Ní Shíocháin, T. (2018) Raidió na Gaeltachta An Saol ó Dheas special broadcast of Bliain na Gaeilge concert from Ó Riada Hall UCC. Radio Performance [Details]
(2018)Raidió na Gaeltachta An Saol ó Dheas special broadcast of Bliain na Gaeilge concert from Ó Riada Hall UCC.
Ní Shíocháin, T. (2018) Raidió na Gaeltachta An Saol ó Dheas special broadcast of Bliain na Gaeilge concert from Ó Riada Hall UCC. Radio Performance [Details]
(2017)Live tin whistle duet performance with Nada Ní Chuirrín, accompanied by Cathal Ó Curráin on bazouki, followed by short interview, ‘Togha agus Rogha an tSathairn’, Raidió na Gaeltachta, 04 December 2017.
Ní Shíocháin, T., Ní Chuirrín, N., Ó Curráin, C. (2017) Live tin whistle duet performance with Nada Ní Chuirrín, accompanied by Cathal Ó Curráin on bazouki, followed by short interview, ‘Togha agus Rogha an tSathairn’, Raidió na Gaeltachta, 04 December 2017. Radio Performance [Details]
(2016)Ar Bhruach na Sionainne, Raidió na Gaeltachta.
Ní Shíocháin, T. (2016) Ar Bhruach na Sionainne, Raidió na Gaeltachta. Radio Performance [Details]
(2011)An Saol ó Dheas, Raidió na Gaeltachta.
Ní Shíocháin, T. (2011) An Saol ó Dheas, Raidió na Gaeltachta. Radio Performance [Details]
(2010)Céilí House, RTÉ Radio 1, solo tin whistle.
Ní Shíocháin, T. (2010) Céilí House, RTÉ Radio 1, solo tin whistle. Radio Performance [Details]

Radio Presentation

 YearPublication
(2017)Short speech from the Offical Opening of Éigse Dhiarmuidín 2017, ‘An Saol ó Dheas’, Raidió na Gaeltachta, 06 December 2017.
Ní Shíocháin, T. (2017) Short speech from the Offical Opening of Éigse Dhiarmuidín 2017, ‘An Saol ó Dheas’, Raidió na Gaeltachta, 06 December 2017. Radio Presentation [Details]
(2008)Scríbhneoirí faoi chaibidil RTÉ Radio 1, panellist for hour-long programme on Máire Bhuí.
Ní Shíocháin, T. (2008) Scríbhneoirí faoi chaibidil RTÉ Radio 1, panellist for hour-long programme on Máire Bhuí. Radio Presentation [Details]

Performances (Music)

 YearPublication
(2018)Traditional Music and Dance Performance at Fest Noz in Kerroch, Britanny.
Ní Shíocháin, T. (2018) Traditional Music and Dance Performance at Fest Noz in Kerroch, Britanny. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2018)Oíche Mhór Chultúir Roinn an Cheoil/Culture Night Concert UCC Music Dept.
Ní Shíocháin, T. (2018) Oíche Mhór Chultúir Roinn an Cheoil/Culture Night Concert UCC Music Dept. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2018)Oíche Mhór Chultúir Roinn an Cheoil/Culture Night Concert UCC Music Dept.
Ní Shíocháin, T. (2018) Oíche Mhór Chultúir Roinn an Cheoil/Culture Night Concert UCC Music Dept. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2018)Bliain na Gaeilge concert in Ó Riada Hall, UCC Music Dept.
Ní Shíocháin, T. (2018) Bliain na Gaeilge concert in Ó Riada Hall, UCC Music Dept. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2018)Bliain na Gaeilge concert in Ó Riada Hall, UCC Music Dept.
Ní Shíocháin, T. (2018) Bliain na Gaeilge concert in Ó Riada Hall, UCC Music Dept. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2018)Fest Noz in Kerroch, Britanny (whistle, voice, dance).
Ní Shíocháin, T. (2018) Fest Noz in Kerroch, Britanny (whistle, voice, dance). Performances (Music) [Details]
(2017)Breton-Irish Concert, Ballyduff Upper, Co. Waterford, director.
Ní Shíocháin, T. (2017) Breton-Irish Concert, Ballyduff Upper, Co. Waterford, director. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2017)Fuaim Series Concert: Sean-nós/Chanson: a celebration of Early vocal music and Sean-nós Singing, The Glucksman Gallery, 15 December.
Ní Shíocháin, T. (2017) Fuaim Series Concert: Sean-nós/Chanson: a celebration of Early vocal music and Sean-nós Singing, The Glucksman Gallery, 15 December. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2017)Fuaim Series Concert: Sean-nós/Chanson: a celebration of Early vocal music and Sean-nós Singing, The Glucksman Gallery, 15 December.
Ní Shíocháin, T., Ní Chéilleachair, M. and MacHale, S. (2017) Fuaim Series Concert: Sean-nós/Chanson: a celebration of Early vocal music and Sean-nós Singing, The Glucksman Gallery, 15 December. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2017)Sean-nós/Chanson: a celebration of Early vocal music and Sean-nós Singing, An Seomra Caidrimh, ORB, 13 December.
Ní Shíocháin, T. (2017) Sean-nós/Chanson: a celebration of Early vocal music and Sean-nós Singing, An Seomra Caidrimh, ORB, 13 December. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2017)Sean-nós/Chanson: a celebration of Early vocal music and Sean-nós Singing, An Seomra Caidrimh, ORB, 13 December.
Ní Shíocháin, T., Ní Chéilleachair, M. and MacHale, S. (2017) Sean-nós/Chanson: a celebration of Early vocal music and Sean-nós Singing, An Seomra Caidrimh, ORB, 13 December. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2017)Breton-Irish Concert, Ballyduff Upper, Co. Waterford, performer.
Ní Shíocháin, T. (2017) Breton-Irish Concert, Ballyduff Upper, Co. Waterford, performer. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2017)Oíche Mhór Chultúir Roinn an Cheoil, performer.
Ní Shíocháin, T. (2017) Oíche Mhór Chultúir Roinn an Cheoil, performer. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2017)Oíche Mhór Chultúir Roinn an Cheoil, director.
Ní Shíocháin, T. (2017) Oíche Mhór Chultúir Roinn an Cheoil, director. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2015)St. Finbarre's Music Festival performance with Ciarán Ó Gealbháin and Brian Sheehan.
Ní Shíocháin, T. (2015) St. Finbarre's Music Festival performance with Ciarán Ó Gealbháin and Brian Sheehan. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2015)Solo whistle at Bobby Gardiner tribute concert.
Ní Shíocháin, T. (2015) Solo whistle at Bobby Gardiner tribute concert. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2015)Éigse Eatharlaí Concert solo tin whistle.
Ní Shíocháin, T. (2015) Éigse Eatharlaí Concert solo tin whistle. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2014)Cork Community Print Shop Concert: Whistle and Voice.
Ní Shíocháin, T. (2014) Cork Community Print Shop Concert: Whistle and Voice. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2011)Éigse Eatharlaí Concert solo tin whistle and voice.
Ní Shíocháin, T. (2011) Éigse Eatharlaí Concert solo tin whistle and voice. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2010)From the Sources - Glucksman Exhibition, UCC (tin whistle) [audiovisual recordings of solo performances of tunes from the Fleischmann collection as part of a special exhibition in the Glucksman Gallery, UCC, to celebrate the centenary of the birth of Professor Fleischmann].
Ní Shíocháin, T. (2010) From the Sources - Glucksman Exhibition, UCC (tin whistle) [audiovisual recordings of solo performances of tunes from the Fleischmann collection as part of a special exhibition in the Glucksman Gallery, UCC, to celebrate the centenary of the birth of Professor Fleischmann]. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2010)Éigse Eatharlaí Concert solo tin whistle and voice.
Ní Shíocháin, T. (2010) Éigse Eatharlaí Concert solo tin whistle and voice. Performances (Music) [Details]

Radio Feature

 YearPublication
(2018)Interview about Music Department, UCC, on 'An Saol ó Dheas', Raidió na Gaeltachta.
Ní Shíocháin, T. (2018) Interview about Music Department, UCC, on 'An Saol ó Dheas', Raidió na Gaeltachta. Radio Feature [Details]
(2018)Raidió na Gaeltachta An Saol ó Dheas Interview about upcoming Bliain na Gaeilge concert at UCC.
Ní Shíocháin, T. (2018) Raidió na Gaeltachta An Saol ó Dheas Interview about upcoming Bliain na Gaeilge concert at UCC. Radio Feature [Details]
(2018)Interview on 'An Saol ó Dheas', Raidió na Gaeltachta, on Gaelscolaíocht.
Ní Shíocháin, T. (2018) Interview on 'An Saol ó Dheas', Raidió na Gaeltachta, on Gaelscolaíocht. Radio Feature [Details]
(2018)'Cormac ag a Cúig' : panellist on Irish-language current affairs radio programme.
Ní Shíocháin, T. (2018) 'Cormac ag a Cúig' : panellist on Irish-language current affairs radio programme. Radio Feature [Details]
(2017)Adhmhaidin: Modúil Cheoil trí Ghaelainn.
Ní Shíocháin, T. (2017) Adhmhaidin: Modúil Cheoil trí Ghaelainn. Radio Feature [Details]
(2015)Cruinneog, Raidió na Gaeltachta.
Ní Shíocháin, T. (2015) Cruinneog, Raidió na Gaeltachta. Radio Feature [Details]
(2015)Cormac ag a Cúig, Raidió na Gaeltachta. Political Commentary and Current Affairs.
Ní Shíocháin, T. (2015) Cormac ag a Cúig, Raidió na Gaeltachta. Political Commentary and Current Affairs. Radio Feature [Details]
(2014)Cormac ag a Cúig, Raidió na Gaeltachta. Political Commentary and Current Affairs.
Ní Shíocháin, T. (2014) Cormac ag a Cúig, Raidió na Gaeltachta. Political Commentary and Current Affairs. Radio Feature [Details]
(2011)An Saol ó Dheas, Raidió na Gaeltachta.
Ní Shíocháin, T. (2011) An Saol ó Dheas, Raidió na Gaeltachta. Radio Feature [Details]

Professional Activities

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2019)Women in Traditional/Folk Music,
Ní Shíocháin, T. (2019) Mother Music: Socially Embedded Creative Practice and the Marketisation of Irish Traditional Music. [Oral Presentation], Women in Traditional/Folk Music, NUI Galway . [Details]
(2018)Pedagogies, Practices and the Future of Folk Music in Higher Education,
Ní Shíocháin, T. (2018) 'Ceol trí Ghaelainn/Music through Irish: New Curricular Developments in Irish Traditional Music at University College, Cork.'. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Pedagogies, Practices and the Future of Folk Music in Higher Education, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow , 18-JAN-18 - 20-JAN-18. [Details]
(2018)Lament (caointeoireacht / ‘keening’) Re-imagined: Exploring modern applications for a lost cultural form,
Ní Shíocháin, T. (2018) 'An Chaointeoireacht: Poetry as Performance and Ritual, the Female Voice, and Passing Through' conference paper April 16th 2018. [Invited Oral Presentation], Lament (caointeoireacht / ‘keening’) Re-imagined: Exploring modern applications for a lost cultural form, University College Cork . [Details]
(2018)Léann na Sionainne,
Ní Shíocháin, T. (2018) 'Parrhesia na mBan: Máire Bhuí Ní Laeire, Máire Ní Dhroma, agus Smaointeoireacht na hAmhránaíochta' ['Parrhesia of Women: Máire Bhuí Ní Laeire, Máire Ní Dhroma, and the Ideas of Song'. [Oral Presentation], Léann na Sionainne, University of Limerick . [Details]
(2018)Pedagogies, Practices and the Future of Folk Music in Higher Education,
Ní Shíocháin, T. (2018) 'The challenge of orality at university: politics, performance and performativity.'. [Oral Presentation], Pedagogies, Practices and the Future of Folk Music in Higher Education, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow , 18-JAN-18 - 20-JAN-18. [Details]
(2017)Amhrán/Arrane/Òran: A Conference on Gaelic Song, Department of Modern Irish, UCC. 26 August 2017,
Ní Shíocháin, T. (2017) 'Singing Ideas: Performance, Performativity and Power in Traditional Irish Song.'. [Invited Oral Presentation], Amhrán/Arrane/Òran: A Conference on Gaelic Song, Department of Modern Irish, UCC. 26 August 2017, University College Cork . [Details]
(2017)Scenario Forum Conference: Performative Spaces in Education,
Ní Shíocháin, T. (2017) ‘Performativity, Thought and Song: Creating Alternative Spaces.’. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Scenario Forum Conference: Performative Spaces in Education, University College Cork . [Details]
(2016)Ní Insint Dán Ach Bheith: Comhdháil ar Smaointeoireacht an Ríordánaigh,
Ní Shíocháin, T. (2016) ‘Ní Insint Dán ach Bheith: Fís na Filíochta agus Smaointe Eispéireasacha na Nua-aimsire’ [‘A poem is not narrative but existence: Poetic Vision and the Experiential Ideas of Modernity.’]. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Ní Insint Dán Ach Bheith: Comhdháil ar Smaointeoireacht an Ríordánaigh, Baile Bhúirne . [Details]
(2015)Comhdháil ar an tSíceolaíocht agus ar an bhFealsúnacht sa Chomhthéacs Liteartha,
Ní Shíocháin, T. and Boland, T. (2015) ‘Iomar doimhin na saoirse’ agus ‘the abyssal depths’: aisling ghéar Samuel Beckett agus Sheáin Uí Ríordáin ar eispéireas na suibiachta sa Nua-aimsir’ [‘The deep chasm of freedom’ and ‘the abyssal depths’: Samuel Beckett and Seán Ó Ríordáin’s vision of modernity’]. [Oral Presentation], Comhdháil ar an tSíceolaíocht agus ar an bhFealsúnacht sa Chomhthéacs Liteartha, Dublin . [Details]
(2015)Tradsong Symposium,
Ní Shíocháin, T. (2015) ‘Tairseachúlacht agus Imeartas na hAmhránaíochta: an Aeistéitic agus an Machnamh.’ [‘Song as a liminal play-sphere: aesthetics and ideas’]. [Invited Oral Presentation], Tradsong Symposium, University of Limerick . [Details]
(2015)Moments of Becoming: Transitions and Transformations in Early Modern Europe,
Ní Shíocháin, T. (2015) ‘The dissolution of the old order and the transformation of the subject: representations of the in-between self in the poetry of Aogán Ó Rathaille and Dáibhí Ó Bruadair.’. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Moments of Becoming: Transitions and Transformations in Early Modern Europe, University of Limerick . [Details]
(2015)Songs of Social Protest Conference,
Ní Shíocháin, T. (2015) ‘Where everything trembles in the balance: ekstasis, liminality and singing ideas.’. [Oral Presentation], Songs of Social Protest Conference, University of Limerick . [Details]
(2015)Dhá Leagan Déag: Comhdháil faoin amhránaíocht ar an sean-nós,
Ní Shíocháin, T. (2015) ‘Eispéireas, Brí agus Machnamh: an Smaointeoireacht agus an Amhránaíocht.’ [‘Experience, Meaning and Thought: Thinking and Singing.’]. [Invited Oral Presentation], Dhá Leagan Déag: Comhdháil faoin amhránaíocht ar an sean-nós, National University of Ireland, Galway . [Details]
(2015)Comhdháil ar Litríocht agus ar Chultúr na Gaeilge,
Ní Shíocháin, T. (2015) ‘An Tairseachúlacht Bhuan agus Múnlú na Suibiachta i Nua-fhilíocht na Gaelainne’. [‘Permanent liminality and subject formation in modern Irish language poetry.’]. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Comhdháil ar Litríocht agus ar Chultúr na Gaeilge, National University of Ireland, Galway . [Details]
(2015)Commemorations: Concepts and Contexts conference,
Ní Shíocháin, T. (2015) ‘An liú gur leath i bhfad i gcian/ the shout that resounded afar: ideas, identity and representations of the past through singing.’. [Oral Presentation], Commemorations: Concepts and Contexts conference, University College Cork . [Details]
(2013)Poesis: The Ambivalent Creation of Truth. 6th International Political Anthropology Conference,
Ní Shíocháin, T. (2013) ‘Theorizing Creativity: Poesis and the Aesthetics of Orality.’. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Poesis: The Ambivalent Creation of Truth. 6th International Political Anthropology Conference, Waterford Institute of Technology . [Details]
(2012)Comhdháil na nDéise,
Ní Shíocháin, T. (2012) ‘Filí agus Amhránaithe, Cumadóirí agus Athchumadóirí: An ‘Seachadadh Cruthaitheach’ in Iarthar agus in Oirthear na Mumhan.’ [‘Poets and Singers, Composers and Re-composers: ‘Creative Transmission’ in East and West Munster.’]. [Oral Presentation], Comhdháil na nDéise, Waterford Institute of Technology . [Details]
(2012)Play: the Creation of Culture in the Modern World, 5th International Political Anthropology Conference,
Ní Shíocháin, T. (2012) ‘Ugliness, Truth and Beauty: Orality, Play and Creativity in the Gaelic Chanson de la Malmariée and Cúirt an Mheon Oíche/ The Midnight Court by Brian Merriman.’. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Play: the Creation of Culture in the Modern World, 5th International Political Anthropology Conference, Waterford Institute of Technology . [Details]
(2012)Comhdháil ar Litríocht agus ar Chultúr na Gaeilge,
Ní Shíocháin, T. (2012) ‘An Fhilíocht Bhéil agus an Machnamh Polaitiúil: Béalaireacht, Cruthaitheacht agus Brí i bhFilíocht Mháire Bhuí Ní Laeire.’ [‘Oral Poetry and Political Thought: Orality, Creativity and Meaning in the poetry of Máire Bhuí Ní Laeire.’] Invited Plenary Lecture. [Keynote Speaker], Comhdháil ar Litríocht agus ar Chultúr na Gaeilge, National University of Ireland, Galway . [Details]
(2011)Comhdháil ar Litríocht agus ar Chultúr na Gaeilge,
Ní Shíocháin, T. (2011) ‘Máire Bhuí Ní Laoghaire: File Béil agus Fáidh Míleannach.’ [‘Máire Bhuí Ní Laoghaire: Oral Poet and Millenial Prophet.’]. [Oral Presentation], Comhdháil ar Litríocht agus ar Chultúr na Gaeilge, National University of Ireland, Galway . [Details]
(2011)International Political Anthropology conference,
Ní Shíocháin, T. (2011) ‘Post-coloniality and subjectivity: representations of the authentic/inauthentic self in the poetry of Seán Ó Ríordáin and Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill.’. [Oral Presentation], International Political Anthropology conference, University College Cork . [Details]
(2010)Ek-stasis: Ecstacy in Politics, International Political Anthropology Conference,
Ní Shíocháin, T. (2010) ‘Song Poets, Liminality and Political Thought in 18th- and 19th-Century Gaelic Ireland.’. [Oral Presentation], Ek-stasis: Ecstacy in Politics, International Political Anthropology Conference, Waterford Institute of Technology . [Details]
(2008)Dáil Thuamhan,
Ní Shíocháin, T. (2008) ‘Amhráin Mháire Bhuí Ní Laeire agus Ceard na Cumadóireachta Béil.’ [‘The Songs of Máire Bhuí Ní Laeire and Oral Compositional Craft.’]. [Oral Presentation], Dáil Thuamhan, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick . [Details]
(2005)Conference for the Society of Musicology in Ireland,
Ní Shíocháin, T. (2005) ‘The Songs of Máire Bhuí Ní Laeire; Performance, Politics and Oral Poetry.’. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Conference for the Society of Musicology in Ireland, University College Cork . [Details]

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
University of Limerick Lecturer in Irish Language and Literature01-SEP-07 / 31-JAN-17

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2008University College Cork PhDThe Songs of Máire Bhuí Ní Laeire
2002University College Cork BAmusMusic and Irish

Languages

 LanguageReadingWritingSpeaking
Gaeilge FluentFluentFluent
French BasicBasicBasic
English FluentFluentFluent

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Society for Musicology in Ireland Member/
International Council for Traditional Music, Ireland Member/

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2012HEA funded publication grant for Irish scholarship Royal Irish Academy (HEA funding)
2002IRCHSS post-graduate scholarship Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

Irish traditional music, Irish traditional song, oral theory, performance theory, ritual and liminality, multidisciplinary debates in musicology and ethnomusicology.

Recent Postgraduates

 Graduation YearStudent NameInstitutionDegree TypeThesis Title
2018Shauna Caffrey University College Cork'Come all ye songsters of the sky': Music and Magic in Purcell's The Fairy Queen
2018Rory Corbett University College CorkThe Roots and Routes of African American Downstroke Technique
2018Caitríona Ní Churtáin University of LimerickPHD'Suífeam Seal ag Machnamh': Seán Ó Ríordáin, Fealsamh Fileata.
2017Paul Clesham University College Cork‘Between Worlds: An examination of the intersection of Irish Traditional Music and Western Art Musical traditions through orchestral arrangements of Irish Traditional Music.’
2017Kaylie Streit University College Cork‘Navigating Creativity: A Ethnographical Study of the Cello in Irish Traditional Music’
2017Jennifer O'Shea University College Cork‘Home Away from Home: Music and Migration in an Irish Boston Community’

Current Postgraduate Students

 StudentDegree Type
Caffrey Shauna Doctoral Degree
Clesham Paul Doctoral Degree
Corbett Rory James Doctoral Degree
Streit Kaylie Eleanore Doctoral Degree
Fons Sarah Doctoral Degree

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