Research Profile

Sorcha Mairead Nic Lochlainn

Biography

Having completed a BA (2005), MA (2007) and PhD (2011) in Celtic Studies in Queen's University Belfast, I moved to Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies to pursue a three-year postdoctoral scholarship, following which I moved to Cork in 2014.

Research Interests

My primary research interests are the history, development and social function of Gaelic song in Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man, as well as among the Gaelic diaspora.

I am particularly interested in women's songs (laments, lullabies, labour-songs and panegyrics); the Jacobite song tradition; songs which have been absorbed into Gaelic from other traditions; and songs which have undergone a considerable degree of remoulding within the tradition and therefore exist in a number of different variants.

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2009)''Amhráin Ghlinnte Aontroma agus Oileán Reachlann''
Sorcha Nic Lochlainn (2009) ''Amhráin Ghlinnte Aontroma agus Oileán Reachlann''. Léann - Iris Chumann Léann Na Litríochta, [Details]
(2013)''The foster-mother as praise-poet in Gaelic tradition''
Sorcha Nic Lochlainn (2013) ''The foster-mother as praise-poet in Gaelic tradition''. Celtica, [Details]
(2015)''Bear my greetings across the sea: Emigrant experiences and the Gaelic song tradition''
Sorcha Nic Lochlainn (2015) ''Bear my greetings across the sea: Emigrant experiences and the Gaelic song tradition''. Béaloideas - The Journal of Folklore of Ireland Society, [Details]
(2015)''Making the foreign familiar: the Gaelicization of the classical ballad''
Sorcha Nic Lochlainn (2015) ''Making the foreign familiar: the Gaelicization of the classical ballad''. Aiste, [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2010)Aberdeen Celtic Postgraduate Conference
Sorcha Nic Lochlainn (2010) 'Maili Bheag Og: the history and development of a Scottish Gaelic ballad' Aberdeen Celtic Postgraduate Conference [Details]

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

My teaching interests include: Gaelic song and folktale; modern Gaelic literature; Scottish Gaelic.

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2015An tÚrscéal sa Ghaeilge GA3008An tÚrscéal sa Ghaeilge

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School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences

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University College Cork, Distillery Fields, North Mall, Cork, Ireland T23 N73K

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