Research Profile

Mary Mitchell Ingoldsby

Biography

Mary is an uilleann piper and musicologist specialising in Irish traditional music. She teaches courses in Irish traditional music and manages the Department's Traditional Music Archive. Mary learned her uilleann piping from the renowned Cork piper Mícheál Ó Riabhaigh. As manager of the Traditional Music Archive (UCC) she oversees the upgrading and digitising of recordings and she is engaged in the ongoing development of more effective methods of computer cataloguing and indexing field recordings and the many other, ever increasing, holdings of the archive. Mary has acted as archive adviser for the From the Sources project and she was a committee member of the O'Neill/Henebry digitisation project at UCC.  She has also performed extensively from North Carolina in the USA to Warsaw and Lublin in Poland. Mary has worked as a music collector in North Kerry for Muckross House Library, creating one of the largest song collections in the country.

 
 
 

Research Interests

  • Irish traditional music; fieldwork in Irish traditional music; the music of north Kerry, with special emphasis on styles and repertoire. 
  • Collectors and collections in Irish traditional music. 
  • Uilleann pipes and piping - special interest in researching the history of the uilleann pipes. I have examined the decline and revival of the uilleann pipes from the early 1700s to the late 20th century. I continue to explore the history and importance of different pipers, piping groups and organisations. 
  • Due to my interest and involvement in fieldwork in north Kerry over a twelve year period, I have been researching new and improved methods of recording in the field using up-to-date developments in technology. I am engaged in the ongoing development of more effective methods of computer cataloguing and indexing field recordings. As manager of the Traditional Music Archive (UCC) I oversee the upgrading and digitisation of old recordings, and the ever increasing holdings of the archive.
  • Various aspects of teaching, performance and examinations in Irish traditional music.

Publications

Performances (Music)

 YearPublication
(2016)Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin Retirement Concert.
Ekelgo (member) with Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, RTÉ Concert Orchestra, Kenneth Edge (2016) Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin Retirement Concert. University of Limerick Concert Hall: Performances (Music) [Details]
(2016)Ceiliúradh Mícheál Ó Riabhaigh.
Mary Mitchell-Ingoldsby (2016) Ceiliúradh Mícheál Ó Riabhaigh. Cork: Performances (Music) [Details]
(2016)Tradfest 2016 Opening Event, Glucksman Gallery, UCC.
Mary Mitchell-Ingoldsby, Colm Murphy, Niall Vallely, Connie O'Connell, UCC Traditional Music Ensemble (2016) Tradfest 2016 Opening Event, Glucksman Gallery, UCC. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2015)George Boole Event, Aula Maxima, UCC.
Mary Mitchell-Ingoldsby, Margaret McCarthy, UCC Traditional Music Ensemble (2015) George Boole Event, Aula Maxima, UCC. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2014)Hup 3! Aula Maxima, UCC.
Mary Mitchell-Ingoldsby, Mel Mercier, UCC Traditional Music Ensemble (2014) Hup 3! Aula Maxima, UCC. UCC: Performances (Music) [Details]
(2014)Academy 20 - Convocation, Irish Academy of Music and Dance, UL, Limerick.
Mel Mercier, Mary Mitchell-Ingoldsby, UCC Traditional Music Ensemble (2014) Academy 20 - Convocation, Irish Academy of Music and Dance, UL, Limerick. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2013)Hup 2! Glucksman Gallery, UCC.
Mary Mitchell-Ingoldsby, Mel Mercier, UCC Traditional Music Ensemble (2013) Hup 2! Glucksman Gallery, UCC. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2012)Concert, O'Rahilly Building, UCC.
Mary Mitchell-Ingoldsby, Connie O'Connell, Eibhlin de Paor, Karl Nesbitt (2012) Concert, O'Rahilly Building, UCC. O Rahilly Building, UCC: Performances (Music) [Details]
(2012)UCC Irish Traditional Music Ensemble in Performance.
Mary Mitchell-Ingoldsby, Mel Mercier, UCC Traditional Music Ensemble (2012) UCC Irish Traditional Music Ensemble in Performance. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2011)Gradam Ceoil, Opera House, Wexford.
Mel Mercier, Mary Mitchell-Ingoldsby, UCC Traditional Music Ensemble (2011) Gradam Ceoil, Opera House, Wexford. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2011)Concert: 40th Anniversary ConSeán Ó Riada, Cork Opera House, Emmet Place, Cork.
Mary Mitchell-Ingoldsby, Mel Mercier, UCC Traditional Music Ensemble (2011) Concert: 40th Anniversary ConSeán Ó Riada, Cork Opera House, Emmet Place, Cork. Cork Opera House, Emmet Place, Cork: Performances (Music) [Details]
(2010)Concert, O'Rahilly Building, UCC.
Mary Mitchell-Ingoldsby, Connie O'Connell, Karl Nesbitt, O'Rahilly Building, UCC (2010) Concert, O'Rahilly Building, UCC. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2010)Art/Music Instillation: From the Sources, Mel Mercier's art/music instillation celebrating the life and work of Aloys Fleischmann, Glucksman Gallery, UCC.
Mary Mitchell-Ingoldsby (2010) Art/Music Instillation: From the Sources, Mel Mercier's art/music instillation celebrating the life and work of Aloys Fleischmann, Glucksman Gallery, UCC. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2010)Concert, Lublin Catholic University, Lublin, Poland.
Mary Mitchell-Ingoldsby, Aoife Granville (2010) Concert, Lublin Catholic University, Lublin, Poland. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2010)Concert, Museum of Ethnography, Warsaw, Poland.
Mary Mitchell-Ingoldsby, Aoife Granville, Museum of Ethnography, Warsaw, Poland (2010) Concert, Museum of Ethnography, Warsaw, Poland. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2008)Recital and Lecture, Appalachian State University, NC, USA.
Mary Mitchell-Ingoldsby (2008) Recital and Lecture, Appalachian State University, NC, USA. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2008)Concert, Rosen Concert Hall, Appalachian State University, NC, USA.
Mary Mitchell-Ingoldsby, Aoife Granville, Sunday's Well, (2008) Concert, Rosen Concert Hall, Appalachian State University, NC, USA. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2003)Launch of the Irish Dance Archive, UCC, Cork.
Mary Mitchell-Ingoldsby (2003) Launch of the Irish Dance Archive, UCC, Cork. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2000)Piper's Workshop, Cork Folk Festival.
Mary Mitchell-Ingoldsby (2000) Piper's Workshop, Cork Folk Festival. Performances (Music) [Details]

Film or Broadcasts

 YearPublication
(2016)Mná an Cheoil.
Mary Mitchell-Ingoldsby (2016) Mná an Cheoil. Film or Broadcasts [Details]
(2011)Gradam Ceoil, TG4.
Mary Mitchell-Ingoldsby, Mel Mercier, Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, Niall Keegan, Sandra Joyce, UCC and UL Traditional Music Ensembles (2011) Gradam Ceoil, TG4. Film or Broadcasts [Details]
(2010)From the Sources, and art/music installation created by Mel Mercier celebrating the life and work of Aloys Fleischmann on his centenary year, Glucksmann Gallery, UCC.
Mary Mitchell-Ingoldsby (2010) From the Sources, and art/music installation created by Mel Mercier celebrating the life and work of Aloys Fleischmann on his centenary year, Glucksmann Gallery, UCC. Film or Broadcasts [Details]
(2007)Ceol na bhFánaithe, The Dunne Brothers, TG4.
Mary Mitchell-Ingoldsby (2007) Ceol na bhFánaithe, The Dunne Brothers, TG4. Film or Broadcasts [Details]
(2005)The Muckross Music Collection, Radio Kerry.
Mary Mitchell-Ingoldsby (2005) The Muckross Music Collection, Radio Kerry. Film or Broadcasts [Details]
(1996)Geantraí, TG4.
Mary Mitchell, Eibhlín de Paor (1996) Geantraí, TG4. Film or Broadcasts [Details]
(1995)Remembering not Forgetting Exhibitio, Famine 150 year Commemoration Exhibition Cuinimis Siar, composed by Marion Ingoldsby and performend on uilleann pipes and by string quartet.
Mary Mitchell-Ingoldsby, Ioanna Petcu, Niamh Quigley, Sharon Nye and Marion Ingoldsby (1995) Remembering not Forgetting Exhibitio, Famine 150 year Commemoration Exhibition Cuinimis Siar, composed by Marion Ingoldsby and performend on uilleann pipes and by string quartet. Film or Broadcasts [Details]
(1992)Cork 103FM, County Sound, Mícheál Ó Riabhaigh Remembered.
Mary Mitchell-Ingoldsby (1992) Cork 103FM, County Sound, Mícheál Ó Riabhaigh Remembered. Film or Broadcasts [Details]
(1990)Iris, RTE.
Mary Mitchell (1990) Iris, RTE. Film or Broadcasts [Details]
(1983)Consecration Ceremony of John Buckley as Auxiliary Bishop of Cork, RTE Radio.
Mary Mitchell (1983) Consecration Ceremony of John Buckley as Auxiliary Bishop of Cork, RTE Radio. Film or Broadcasts [Details]
(1978)Slógadh Náisiúnta 1978 All-Ireland Prize Winners, RTE Studios.
Mary Mitchell (1978) Slógadh Náisiúnta 1978 All-Ireland Prize Winners, RTE Studios. Film or Broadcasts [Details]
(1977)Irish Poets and Musicians Tour of Scotland and the Western Isles, BBC Radio.
Mary Mitchell (1977) Irish Poets and Musicians Tour of Scotland and the Western Isles, BBC Radio. Film or Broadcasts [Details]
(1975)On the Floor, RTE Studios, Donneybrook, Dublin 4.
Mary Mitchell (1975) On the Floor, RTE Studios, Donneybrook, Dublin 4. Film or Broadcasts [Details]
(1974)The Cork Piper's Club, Canadian Broadcasting and Television Corporation.
Mary Mitchell and members of Cork Piper's Club (1974) The Cork Piper's Club, Canadian Broadcasting and Television Corporation. Film or Broadcasts [Details]

Editorship

 YearPublication
(2018)Comhaltas Chronicles: Enunciating and Institutionalising Authority in Irish Traditional Music, 1951-1970.
Meabh Ní Fhuartháin (2018) Comhaltas Chronicles: Enunciating and Institutionalising Authority in Irish Traditional Music, 1951-1970. Editorship [Details]
(2017)Ó Riada Memorial Lecture - The Lonesome Reel.
Desmond Wilkinson (2017) Ó Riada Memorial Lecture - The Lonesome Reel. Cork: Editorship [Details]
(2014)Aislings and Avatars: Irish (traditional) Music, Performativity, and Cultural Intimacy.
Aileen Dillane (2014) Aislings and Avatars: Irish (traditional) Music, Performativity, and Cultural Intimacy. Cork: Editorship [Details]
(2013)Transforming Carolan, Ó Riada Memorial Lecture, UCC.
Sandra Joyce (2013) Transforming Carolan, Ó Riada Memorial Lecture, UCC. Editorship [Details]
(2012)Fundamentals of Irish Music. Cork.
Peadar Ó Riada (2012) Fundamentals of Irish Music. Cork. Editorship [Details]
(2011)Re-visioning Tradition: Aloys Fleischmann and the Making of Modern Irish Music. Cork.
Seamas de Barra (2011) Re-visioning Tradition: Aloys Fleischmann and the Making of Modern Irish Music. Cork. Editorship [Details]
(2010)and then they danced ... Researching Traditional Dance in Ireland. Cork.
Catherine E. Foley (2010) and then they danced ... Researching Traditional Dance in Ireland. Cork. Editorship [Details]
(2009)Re-imagining Tradition: Ó Riada's Musical Legacy in the 21st Century.
Lillis Ó Laoire (2009) Re-imagining Tradition: Ó Riada's Musical Legacy in the 21st Century. Editorship [Details]
(2007)Representations of Irish Traditional Music in Contemporary Fiction.
Gerry Smith (2007) Representations of Irish Traditional Music in Contemporary Fiction. Cork: Editorship [Details]
(2006)Tuning the Radio: The Connection between Radio Broadcasting and Traditional Music.
Peter Browne (2006) Tuning the Radio: The Connection between Radio Broadcasting and Traditional Music. Cork: Editorship [Details]
(2005)The Beautiful, the Broken-down and the Half-forgotten: Songs for Singers; A paper about the Song Collection of Tom Munnelly. Cork.
Therese Smith (2005) The Beautiful, the Broken-down and the Half-forgotten: Songs for Singers; A paper about the Song Collection of Tom Munnelly. Cork. Editorship [Details]
(2004)Language and Power in Traditional Irish Music. Cork.
Niall Keegan (2004) Language and Power in Traditional Irish Music. Cork. Editorship [Details]
(2003)Ceol na nUasal: Seán Ó Riada and the Search for a Native Irish Art Music. Cork.
Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin (2003) Ceol na nUasal: Seán Ó Riada and the Search for a Native Irish Art Music. Cork. Editorship [Details]
(2002)From Fifth Column to Pillar of Society: Observations on the Political Implications of Popular Fiction and Education in Irish Traditional Music in Modern Ireland. Cork.
Fintan Vallely (2002) From Fifth Column to Pillar of Society: Observations on the Political Implications of Popular Fiction and Education in Irish Traditional Music in Modern Ireland. Cork. Editorship [Details]
(2001)Denis Murphy and Julia Clifford: The Waivers of Gneeveguilla. Cork.
Matt Cranitch (2001) Denis Murphy and Julia Clifford: The Waivers of Gneeveguilla. Cork. Editorship [Details]
(2000)Music as Dialogue. Cork.
Steve Coleman (2000) Music as Dialogue. Cork. Editorship [Details]
(1999)The Singer in a World Context. Cork.
Tomás Ó Canainn (1999) The Singer in a World Context. Cork. Editorship [Details]

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2013)'Alexander Martin Freeman, Bess Cronin, Cork Pipers Club, and Frank Roche'
Mitchell-Ingoldsby, Mary; (2013) 'Alexander Martin Freeman, Bess Cronin, Cork Pipers Club, and Frank Roche' In: Encyclopaedia of Music in Ireland edited by Harry White. Dublin: UCD Press. [Details]
(2011)'The Cork Piper's Club'
Mary Mitchell-Ingoldsby (2011) 'The Cork Piper's Club' In: The Companion to Irish Traditional Music edited by Fintan Vallely. Cork: Cork University Press. [Details]
(1992)'The Cork Pipers Club: 1898-1930'
Mitchell, Mary; (1992) 'The Cork Pipers Club: 1898-1930' In: The Cork Review. Cork: Triskel Arts Centre. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2016)''twas Tír na nÓg itself: The Muckross Music Collection:fieldwork in North Kerry 1980 - 1990'
Mary Mitchell-Ingoldsby (2016) ''twas Tír na nÓg itself: The Muckross Music Collection:fieldwork in North Kerry 1980 - 1990'. Folk Life, Journal of Ethnological Studies, :132-161 [Details]
(2015)'Book Review: Tunes of the Munster Pipers, Vol 2: Irish Traditional Music from the'
Shields, Hugh and Lisa (2015) 'Book Review: Tunes of the Munster Pipers, Vol 2: Irish Traditional Music from the'. Journal of Cork Historical and Archaeological Society, 2 [Details]

CD

 YearPublication
(2013)Fieldwork, ICTM, (ed.), Dannie Neville, field recordings made by Mary Mitchell-Ingoldsby.
Mary Mitchell-Ingoldsby (2013) Fieldwork, ICTM, (ed.), Dannie Neville, field recordings made by Mary Mitchell-Ingoldsby. CD [Details]
(1978)Slógadh Náisiúnta Na hÉireann '78.
Mary Mitchell-Ingoldsby with the Cork Piper's Club (1978) Slógadh Náisiúnta Na hÉireann '78. CD [Details]

Guest Lectures

 YearPublication
(2016)An Inspirational Teacher; Mícheál Ó Riabhaigh Remembered.
Mary Mitchell-Ingoldsby (2016) An Inspirational Teacher; Mícheál Ó Riabhaigh Remembered. Cork: Guest Lectures [Details]
(2010)From Piper's to Databases, Research Seminar, School of Music and Theatre, UCC.
Mary Mitchell-Ingoldsby (2010) From Piper's to Databases, Research Seminar, School of Music and Theatre, UCC. Guest Lectures [Details]
(2008)Historical Perspectives of the Irish Uilleann PIpes, Rosen Hall, Appalachian State University, North Caroline, USA.
Mary Mitchell-Ingoldsby (2008) Historical Perspectives of the Irish Uilleann PIpes, Rosen Hall, Appalachian State University, North Caroline, USA. Guest Lectures [Details]
(1987)Improvisation in Irish Traditional Music.
Mary Mitchell (1987) Improvisation in Irish Traditional Music. Guest Lectures [Details]

Magazine article

 YearPublication
(2006)An Important East Muskerry Piper, Glor na Laoi.
Mitchell-Ingoldsby, Mary; (2006) An Important East Muskerry Piper, Glor na Laoi. Magazine article [Details]
(1998)History of The Cork Pipers Club 1898-1980.
Mitchell-Ingoldsby, Mary; (1998) History of The Cork Pipers Club 1898-1980. Magazine article [Details]
(1988)May McCarthy, An Piobaire.
Mitchell, Mary; (1988) May McCarthy, An Piobaire. Magazine article [Details]
(1992)The Cork Pipers Club 1898-1930.
Mitchell-Ingoldsby, Mary; (1992) The Cork Pipers Club 1898-1930. Magazine article [Details]
(1991)The Muckross Collection of Traditional Music Song and Dance.
Mitchell-Ingoldsby, Mary; (1991) The Muckross Collection of Traditional Music Song and Dance. Magazine article [Details]
(1992)The Cork Pipers Club Revived 1963.
Mitchell-Ingoldsby, Mary; (1992) The Cork Pipers Club Revived 1963. Magazine article [Details]

Thesis/Dissertation

 YearPublication
(1996)`Islands of Tradition: A Database of the North Kerry Muckross Field Tapes together with a Study of Six Musicians Representing Five Different Corners of North Kerry.
Mitchell-Ingoldsby, Mary; (1996) `Islands of Tradition: A Database of the North Kerry Muckross Field Tapes together with a Study of Six Musicians Representing Five Different Corners of North Kerry. Thesis/Dissertation [Details]

Reviews

 YearPublication
(2015)Tunes of the Munster Pipers, Vol. 2: Irish Traditional.
Shields, Lisa and Hugh (2015) Tunes of the Munster Pipers, Vol. 2: Irish Traditional. Cork: Reviews [Details]

Professional Activities

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2018)Pedagogies, Practices and the Future of Folk Music in Higher Education Conference,
Mitchell-Ingodsby, Mary (2018) 'An Historical Description of Irish Traditional Music Pedagogy at University College Cork'. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Pedagogies, Practices and the Future of Folk Music in Higher Education Conference, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow , 18-JAN-18 - 20-JAN-18. [Details]
(2018)Pedagogies, Practices and the Future of Folk Music in Higher Education Conference,
Mary Mitchell-Ingoldsby (2018) 'Thoughts and Reflections on Pedagogical Practice in Irish Traditional Music at University College Cork'. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Pedagogies, Practices and the Future of Folk Music in Higher Education Conference, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow , 18-JAN-18 - 20-JAN-18. [Details]
(2014)The Society for Folk Life Studies Annual International Conference,
Mary Mitchell-Ingoldsby (2014) The Traditional Music of North Kerry: The work of a music collector during the 1980's. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], The Society for Folk Life Studies Annual International Conference, Killarney, Co. Kerry , 11-SEP-14 - 14-DEC-14. [Details]
(2012)Peggy's Day, Department of Music, UCC,
Mary Mitchell-Ingoldsby (2012) Conference to celebrate the life and work of celebrated Cork dance teacher and UCC tutor Peggy McTaggart. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Peggy's Day, Department of Music, UCC, Music Department, UCC , 01-DEC-12 - 01-DEC-12. [Details]
(2008)Irish Musicians from UCC, Appalachian State University, NC, USA,
Mary Mitchell-Ingoldsby (2008) The Irish Uilleann Pipes. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Irish Musicians from UCC, Appalachian State University, NC, USA, Recital Hall, Appalachian State University, NC, USA . [Details]
(2007)Goodman Piping Week-end, Goodman Heritage Committe, NPU and CCE,
Mary Mitchell-Ingoldsby (2007) Master Classes at Goodman Memorial Event. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Goodman Piping Week-end, Goodman Heritage Committe, NPU and CCE, Skibereen, Co. Cork . [Details]
(2006)International Conference on Music Education `The Growth and Development of Irish Traditional Music Peformance Courses at UCC,
Mary Mitchell-Ingoldsby (2006) The Growth and Development of Irish Traditional Music Peformance Courses at UCC. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], International Conference on Music Education `The Growth and Development of Irish Traditional Music Peformance Courses at UCC, University of Limerick , 01-SEP-06 - 01-SEP-06. [Details]
(2006)Improvisation in Irish Traditional Music, Dept. of Music, WIT, Waterford,
Mary Mitchell-Ingoldsby (2006) Master Classes on the Tin Whistle. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Improvisation in Irish Traditional Music, Dept. of Music, WIT, Waterford, Music Department, College St. Campus, WIT, Waterford . [Details]
(2005)SMI Conference,
Mary Mitchell-Ingoldsby (2005) Conference Organising Committee Member. [Conference Organising Committee Member], SMI Conference, UCC . [Details]
(2003)Cannon Goodman Memorial Project,
Mary Mitchell-Ingoldsby (2003) Cannon James Goodman and his Connection with the Cork Piper's Club. [Plenary Lecture], Cannon Goodman Memorial Project, Skibereen, Co. Cork . [Details]
(1998)The County Bounds, Seán Ó Riada International Conference, 6-8th March 1998, UCC,
Mary Mitchell-Ingoldsby (1998) Conference Organisation. [Conference Organising Committee Member], The County Bounds, Seán Ó Riada International Conference, 6-8th March 1998, UCC, UCC , 06-MAR-98 - 08-MAR-98. [Details]
(1998)Cork Piper's Club Centenary Conference,
Mary Mitchell-Ingoldsby (1998) History of the Cork Piper's Club 1898 - 1988. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Cork Piper's Club Centenary Conference, Triskel Arts Centre, Cork . [Details]
(1997)Na Piobairí Uilleann Annual Convention,
Mary Mitchell-Ingoldsby (1997) A History of the Cork Piper's Club. [Plenary Lecture], Na Piobairí Uilleann Annual Convention, Mallow, Co. Cork . [Details]
(1996)Irish World Music Centre, UL, Seminar Series,
Mary Mitchell-Ingoldsby (1996) A Comparison of the Repertoire and Style of Six Kerry Musicians. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Irish World Music Centre, UL, Seminar Series, Irish World Music Centre, UL . [Details]
(1996)Department of Music, UCC, Seminar Series,
Mary Mitchell-Ingoldsby (1996) Islands of Tradition - Music from North Kerry. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Department of Music, UCC, Seminar Series, Department of Music, UCC . [Details]
(1996)Technology and Archives, IWMC, UL,
Mary Mitchell-Ingoldsby (1996) Archives and Databases. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Technology and Archives, IWMC, UL, Irish World Music Centre, UL . [Details]
(1995)Irish World Music Centre, UL, Seminar Series,
Mary Mitchell-Ingoldsby (1995) Pockets of Tradition - North Kerry Fiddle Styles. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Irish World Music Centre, UL, Seminar Series, Irish World Music Centre, UL . [Details]
(1994)Tradfest,
Mary Mitchell (1994) Master Classes. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Tradfest, Ennis, Co. Clare . [Details]
(1990)The Goodman Lecture,
Mary Mitchell (1990) The Cork Piper's Club. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], The Goodman Lecture, Ballyheigue, Co Kerry . [Details]
(1987)Inprovisation in Irish Traditional Music, Secondary Teachers Association,
Mary Mitchell (1987) Improvisation in Irish Traditional Music. [Invited Oral Presentation], Inprovisation in Irish Traditional Music, Secondary Teachers Association, Department of Music, UCC . [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
IT and Premises Committee Member/
MA Performance (Music) Working Group Committee member/
Henebry/O'Neill Website Committee Committee Member/
Aloys Fleischmann Working Group, Cork City Hall, Cork. Committe member2010 / 2010
Teaching and Learning Committee Member/
Irish Traditional Music Archive, Merrion Square, Dublin Committe member/
Cork Pipers Club Vice-Chairman/
Cork Pipers Club Vice-Chairman and Committee member/

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2017UCC CACSSS Research Support Fund College of Arts, Celtic Studies, Social Sciences
2017Departmental Research Fund Department of Music
2016Department Research Fund Department of Music UCC
2015Department Research Fund Department of Music UCC
2015UCC CACSSS Publication Grant College of Arts, Celtic Studies, Social Sciences
2014Department of Music, Research Grant Department of Music UCC
1990The Fleichmann Prize UCC
1992Muckross House Bursary Muckross House (Trustees), Killarney, Co. Kerry
1978All Ireland Championship Slógadh Náisiúnta na hÉireann

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM) Member/
Society for Musicology in Ireland (SMI) Member/
Music Department, Waterford Institute of Technology, Waterford External Examiner/
Hayes School of Music, Appalachian State University, North Carolina, USA Study Abroad, Course Facillitator and Lecturer/

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
1996University of Limerick Master of ArtsMusic
1981University College Cork H.Dip.in Ed.Music
1980University College Cork Bachelor of MusicMusic

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
Music, UCC Lecturer in Music01-JUN-00 /

Consultancy

 ClientDescription
Na Piobairi Uilleann
Master Classes 1987 - 2005
Ceol na Bhfanaithe, TG4
Feature Interview on the Dunne Brothers (Television), 2007.
Waterford Institute of Technology
Interview Board Member
County Cork School of Music
Development of Examination Syllabus
Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann
Adjudicator 1980 - 2005
Thames Valley University
External Examiner
Goodman Heritage Committee, Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann and Na Piobairi Uilleann
Master Classes at the Goodman Piping Week-end.
Fr. OFlynn and the Loft Theatre, Television Programme, Produced by Conal Creedon
Consultation
Kilcorney Feis
Adjudicator 2002

Other Activities

 Description

Critical Performances: 
Concert with Aoife Granivlle, Museum of Ethnography, Warsaw, at the invition of the Irish Embassy in Poland, concert promoted by Warsaw University, Oct 2010. 
Concert with Aoife Granville, Lublin Catholic University, at the invitation of the Irish Embassy in Poland, the concert promoted by the Department of Celtic Studies, Lublin University, Poland, Oct 2010. 
The launch of Mel Mercier's art/music instillation "From the Sources" a celebration of Aloys Fleischmann's life and work as part of his centenary year, Glucksman Gallery, UCC, June 2010.
Recorded material from Aloys Fleischmann's "Sources of Irish Traditional Music", April 2010. 
UCC Traditional Music Society lunch-time concert series with Connie O'Connell and Karl Nesbitt, Seomhra Caidrimh, UCC, March 2010.
Arranged and selected music for the launch of the Aloys Fleischmann Centenary Exhibition in collaboration with UCC's archivist Catriona Mulcahy, April 2010.
Arranged music and students from UCC's School of Music and Theatre to perform at the centenary celebration of Aloys Fleischmann's birth held at the Crawford Art Gallery, April 2010.  
Concert with Sundays Well and Aoife Granville, Rosen Concert Hall, Hayes School of Music, Appalachian State University, N.C., USA, 9, Oct. 2008.
Recital and Lecture, Recital Hall, Hayes School of Music, Appalachian State University, N.C., USA, 7, Oct. 2008.
Recital and Lecture, Recital Hall, Hayes School of Music, Appalachian State University, N.C., USA, 8, Oct. 2008.
Launch of the Irish Traditional Dance Archive, Music Dept. UCC, Jan. 2003.
Cork Folk Festival, An tArus, Mardyke Parade, Cork, Sept. 2000.
Titanic Historical Societies tour of Ireland Cobh, Co. Cork, July 1998.
Piper's Concert - A 100 Years of Piping 1898 - 1998, Centenary Celebrations of the Cork Pipers Club 1898-1998, Triskel Arts Centre, Cork, May 1998.
IWMC lunch-time concert series with Kevin Rowsome, Foundation Building, IWMC, UL, March 1997.
Titanic Historical Societies tour of Ireland, Cobh, Co. Cork, July 1996.
The Limerick Tumblers, with Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin and guests, The Toyota Ireland Concert, IWMC, UL, 26 Sept. 1996.
The lives of (Edith) Sommerville and (Martyn) Ross, with Claire O'Loughlin, written and performed by Veronica-Jane O'Meara, directed by Paddy McClintock, The Boathouse, Western Quay, Castletownsend, Co. Cork, July 1995.
The Scolar Set Twenty five years of Traditional Music at U.C.C, Aula Maxima, UCC, Cork, Nov. 1995.
12th Suzuki Method World Convention, with Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, Mel Mercier, Liz Doherty, Eric Cunningham, The O'Reillly Hall, Belfield, UCD, July 1995.
Remembering not Forgetting Exhibition', Famine 150 year Commemoration exhibition `Cuinimis Siar', with string quartet, Ioanna Petcu, Niamh Quigley, Sharon Nye, Dan Loghan, composed and conducted by Marion Ingoldsby, Boole Lecture Theatre, UCC, Cork, Dec. 1995.
Honan Chapel, UCC, with Nóirín Ní Ríain, 13 Dec. 1995
Ennis TradFest Uilleann Pipes Concert, The Cloister, Ennis, Co. Clare, 12 Nov.1994
Titanic Historical Societies tour of Ireland Cobh, Co. Cork, July 1994.
Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin Farewell to Cork Concert, with Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, The Irish Concert Orchestra and UCC students, Everyman Theatre, Cork, Dec. 1993.
Tribute to Mícheál Ó Riabhaigh as part of the Cork Folk Festival, Triskel Arts Centre, Tobins Str., Cork, Sept. 1993.
Cork Folk Festival, An tArus, Mardyke Parade, Cork, Sept. 1992.
St. Barrahane's Church 8th Music Festival, with Deirdre Moynihan , `A Very Strange Belief - Memories of Somerville and Ross', written and performed by Veronica-Jane O'Meara directed by Paddy McClintock, The Boathouse, Western Quay, Castletownsend, Co. Cork, 3 Aug. 1989.
Consecration ceremony of Bishop John Buckley, North Cathedral Cork, April 1988.
Norman Festival, Cahir Castle, Cahir, Co. Tipperary, 1-3 June 1988.
UCC Lunchtime series with Cliona Ó Ríain, Seomhra Caidrimh, Arus Na Laoi, UCC, 16 Nov 1987.
Cork Folk Festival, An Spailpín Fánach, Cork, Sept. 1987.
UCC Lunchtime series with Cliona O'Riain, Seomhra Caidrimh, Arus Na Laoi, UCC, 5 Nov. 1986.
Trinity College Dublin with `Fiachra', Mícheál Ó Suilleabhain and Noirin Ni Riain, Exams Hall, Trinity College, Dublin, March 1981.
International Folk Festival, Tour of Belgium, Holland, Germany, Aug. 1981.
International Folklore Festival, Sint-Ulriks-Kapelle, Holland, 26 Aug. 1979.
Bacarack International Festival, Bacarack, Munich, Germany, Aug. 1979.
International Folk Festival, Belgium, Aug. 1979.
International Folk Festival, Tour of Belgium, Holland, Germany, Aug. 1978.
Cork Folk Festival, The Lobby Bar, Cork, Sept. 1978.
The Hall, Cuil Aodha, with Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin and Nóirín Ní Ríain, Cúil Aodha, Co. Cork, March 1978.
Aula Maxima UCC with Máire Ní Chathasigh, Kathleen Dineen, Richard Moore, March 1977.
Irish Poets and Musicians Tour of Scotland and the Western Isles 1977, sponsored by the Scottish Arts Council.
Performances:
Demarco Gallery, Edinburgh, 17.Sept. 1977 Public Hall, Tiree, 12, Sept. 1977 Church Hall, Castlebay, Barra, Scotland, 13, Sept. 1977 Nicholas Institute, Stornoway, Scotland, 14, Sept. 1977 Tong Community Centre, Stornoway, Scotland, 14, Sept. 1977 Skye Gathering Hall, Portree, Skye, Scotland, 15, Sept. 1977


RESEARCH TALKS

(Year     Title     Location    Date)

2008 `The Irish Uilleann Pipes' - Public Lecture and Recital. Recital Hall, Hayes School of Music, Appalachian State University, NC, U.S.A. 7th Oct. 2008

2008 `The Irish Uilleann Pipes' - Recital and Lecture for students, Recital Hall, Hayes School Music, Appalachian State University, NC, U.S.A. 8th Oct. 2008

2007 Master Classes at the Goodman Piping Week-end, organised by the Goodman Heritage Committee, Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann and Na Piobairi, Skibereen, Co. Cork. May 2007

2006 Master Classes on the Tin Whistle Music Department, College St. Campus, WIT, Waterford Feb. 2006

2003 `Cannon James Goodman and his Connection with the Cork Pipers Club' at the launch of the Cannon Goodman Memorial Project. Abbeystrewry Hall, Skibereen, Co. Cork July 2003

1998 `History of the Cork Pipers Club 1898 -1988' delivered at the centenary celebrations of the Cork Pipers Club. Triskel Arts Centre, Cork 3 May 1998

1997 `A History of the Cork Pipers Club' Na Piobairí Uilleann Annual Convention, Mallow, Co. Cork March 1997

1996 `Archiving and Databases' Irish World Music Centre, University of Limerick Oct. 1996

1996 `Islands of Tradition - Music from North Kerry', Music Department, U.C.C. 18 November 1996

1996 `A Comparison of the Repertoire and Style of Six Kerry Musicians', Seminar Series, Irish World Music Centre, University of Limerick 16 March 1996.

1995 `Pockets of Tradition - North Kerry Fiddle Styles' Seminar Series, IWMC, University of Limerick March 1995

1994 Master Classes on the uilleann pipes delivered at Ennis Tradfest Ennis, Co. Clare 12 November

1990 `The Cork Pipers Club' - The Goodman Lecture White Sands Hotel, Ballyheigue, Co. Kerry 1990

1987 Secondary Teachers Association invited by Prof. Fleichmann to talk on Irish Traditional Music, Ó Riada Room, Music Dept., UCC 1987


PERFORMANCES (Television and Radio):

• Mitchell, Mary:Genatraí, TG4, Sept. 1996, a Forefront production for TG4.
• Mitchell, Mary with Eileen de Paor, Geantraí, TG4, Sept. 1996, a Forefront production for TG4.
• Mitchell, Mary with Brendan Begley, Eileen de Paor, Four Star Trio, Geantrai, TG4, Sept. 1996, a Forefront production for TG4.
• Mitchell-Ingoldsby, Mary, Cork 103FM, County Sound, ‘Mícheál Ó Riabhaigh Remembered', May 1992.
• Mitchell, Mary with Mícheál Ó Súilleabhán, Mel Mercier and the Irish Concert Orchestra, Cursaí, TG4, Aug. 1991.
• Mitchell, Mary: Iris, RTE Studios, Donnybrook, Dublin 4, Dec. 1990.
• Mitchell, Mary: The Consecration Ceremony of John Buckley as Auxiliary Bishop of Cork, North Cathedral, Cork, RTE Radio, Apr. 1983.
• Mitchell, Mary with Cork Pipers Club, Slógadh Náisiúnta 1978 All-Ireland Prize-winners, RTE Studios, Donneybrook, Dublin 4, Sept. 1978.
• Mitchell, Mary: BBC Radio, Edinburgh, Sept 1977, The Irish Poets and Musicians tour of Scotland and the Western Isles 1977, sponsored by the Scottish Arts Council.
• Mitchell, Mary: On the Floor, RTE Studios, Donnybrook, Dublin 4, Aug. 1975.
• Mitchell, Mary with Cork Pipers Club, Mount St Josephs, Cork, July 1974, as part of a Television programme recorded by the Canadian Broadcasting and Television Corporation.



Visits Abroad

(Year           Destination of Visit            Purpose           Period)

2010: Museum of Ethnography, Warsaw, Poland, Concerts  27 October  

2010: Lublin Catholic University, Lublin, Poland, Concerts  26 October  

2008: Hayes School of Music, Appalachian State University, North Carolina, U.S.A. Performances and Lectures 4 - 11 October 2008


Visiting Academics

(Year      Name           Institute of origin        Purpose Period)

2010 Dr. Scott Meister & Dr. Nancy Schneelock-Bingham Hayes School of Music, Appalachian State University, NC, USA To take part in both performance and academic courses in Irish Traditional Music with their students, May.
James Barry: Cork Shool of Music, CIT to deliver the Sean O Riada Memorial Lecture February.
2009 Dr. Catherine Foley: Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick to deliver the Seán ÓRiada Memorial Lecture January
2008 Dr. Scott Meister & Dr. Nancy Schneelock-Bingham Hayes School of Music, Appalachian State University, NC, USA To take part in both performance and academic courses in Irish Traditional Music with their students. May
Dr. Lillis O Laoire: NUIG, to deliver the Sean O Riada Memorial Lecture, February
2007 Dr. Scott Meister & Dr. Nancy Schneelock -Bingham Hayes School of Music, Appalachian State University, NC, USA Course and Research in Irish Traditional Music May
2006 Dr. Scott Meister & Dr. Nancy Schneelock -Bingham Hayes School of Music, Appalachian State University, NC, USA Course and Research in Irish Traditional Music May.
Peter Browne, Music Department, RTE, To deliver the Sean O Riada Memorial Lecture, February
2005 Dr. Therese Smith Music Department, University College Dublin To deliver the Seán ÓRiada Memorial Lecture February 2002
Dr Scott Meister & Dr. Nancy Schneelock-Bingham Hayes School of Music, Appalachian State University, NC, USA Course in Irish Traditional Music May


CD/ DVD (Music):

• Mitchell, Mary with Cumann na bPiobairi Corcaigh, Slógadh Náisiúnta '78,
Gael-Linn LP, 1978.


Secondary Performances: 
Honorary Connferrings, Aulamaxima, UCC, June 2010

Organised and arranged music and students of UCC's School of Music and Theatre to perform at various functions and events held at UCC (June, September, October 2010).

Cannon James Goodman Festival, Abbeystrewry Hall, Skibereen, Co. Cork, Oct. 2004.

Jury's Cabaret, Jury's Hotel, Cork, Residency June - August 1992

Tall Ships visit to Cork, Cork Harbour, Cork, 1991.

Medieval Banquet, Trabolgan Holiday Centre, Co. Cork, Oct. 1989.

Lismore Castle, Co. Waterford, Aug. 1989

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

Irish traditional music including:
  • The music and history of the uilleann pipes.  
  • Collectors and Collections in Irish Traditional Music.
  • Music of North Kerry with special emphasis on fiddle styles.  
  • Performance in Irish traditional music with special reference to the uilleann pipes, whistle, and ensemble playing.
  • The cataloging, indexing and storing of music held in traditional music archives.
  • Fieldwork in Irish traditional music. 
  • Digitization projects. 
  • The music and history of the harp. 
  • Education in Irish traditional music and dance.

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2019Uillean Pipes 3 MU3059Uillean Pipes 3
2019Tin Whistle 3 MU3063Tin Whistle 3
2019Tin Whistle 4 MU4063Tin Whistle 4
2019Uillean Pipes 2 MU2059Uillean Pipes 2
2019Uillean Pipes 4 MU4059Uillean Pipes 4
2019Collectors, Collections and Fieldwork in Irish Traditional Music MU2036Collectors, Collections and Fieldwork in Irish Traditional Music
2019Tin Whistle 2 MU2063Tin Whistle 2
2019Irish Traditional Music Studies and Introduction to World Music MU1021Irish Traditional Music Studies and Introduction to World Music
2019Uillean Pipes in Irish Traditional Music MU2020Uillean Pipes in Irish Traditional Music

Research Information

Internal Collaborators

 NameInstituteCountry
Mel Mercier UCCIRELAND

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