Research Profile

Jack Talty

Biography

Jack Talty is a traditional musician, composer, producer, academic, and educator from Lissycasey in county Clare. As a performer Jack has travelled extensively throughout Europe, the United States, Australia, and Asia, and has contributed to over 80 albums to date as a musician, producer, composer, arranger, and engineer. A regular contributor to traditional music programmes on television and radio, Jack is also the Artistic Director of Raelach Records, a label that he founded in 2011.​

In 2011 Jack released the critically acclaimed Na Fir Bolg with fellow concertina player Cormac Begley on the Raelach Records label, and also formed Ensemble Ériu with double bass and flute player Neil O’ Loghlen. The band’s eponymous debut album, released by Raelach Records in October 2013 was described by Jim Carroll of the Irish Times as “one of the best Irish albums of 2013”. In January 2015, Ensemble Ériu were awarded the prestigious Gradam Comharcheol TG4 (musical collaboration award presented by Ireland's national Irish language broadcaster). Ensemble Ériu’s second album, Imbas (Ensemble Music and Raelach Records) was nominated as an Irish Times Best Traditional Album of 2016 and was described by RTÉ Culture as “as stunner”. The band’s third album, Stargazer on Diatribe Records, was listed at number 3 in Songlines’ Top Essential Irish Albums of all time.

Since 2013 Jack has performed as a section leader with Dave Flynn’s Irish Memory Orchestra.  A Licentiate of the London College of Music, and a BA and BMus graduate of University College Cork, Jack has been awarded the Mary V. Hart Memorial Award, The Seán Ó Riada Memorial Award, a University College Cork Societies Guild Bene Merenti award, and a University College Cork Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann award. In 2009 Jack completed an MA in Music Technology at the Centre for Computational Musicology and Computer Music at the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems, University of Limerick.

​In 2013 Jack was awarded the Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Award by the Irish Research Council for PhD research (2019) at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, under the supervision of Dr. Aileen Dillane. The research explored the institutionalisation of Irish traditional music pedagogy in Irish higher education, and elements of this work have appeared in a chapter contribution to College Music Curricula for a New Century, edited by Robin D. Moore, and published by Oxford University Press in April 2017. The chapter is entitled 'Non- Canonical Pedagogies for Non-Canonical Musics: Observations on selected Programmes in Folk, Traditional, World, and Popular Musics'. 

In November 2016, Jack released his debut solo concertina album, In Flow on Raelach Records. In September 2018, Jack was appointed Traditional Artist in Residence at University College Cork. In 2019, Jack and photographer and filmmaker Maurice Gunning were appointed as the inaugural Clare Arts Office Creators in Residence at the Irish Traditional Music Archive. Duala, the film produced during this residency was premiered at Glór, Ennis, on Culture Night 2020.
 

In February 2019, Jack was appointed as research consultant with Trad Ireland / Traid Éireann, a new entity founded by Oisín MacDiarmada and Tristan Rosenstock, established to promote the traditional arts throughout the island of Ireland and support practitioners through advocacy and professional development opportunities. The subsequent Arts-Council-funded report, Navigating the Traditional Arts Sector in Ireland: A Report on Resources, Challenges, and Opportunities, was published in November 2020.


As equally comfortable exploring both traditional and experimental interpretations of Irish traditional music, Jack has collaborated with composer Ailís Ní Riain on No Other Word For It, an immersive installation featuring traditional and classical musicians, premiered at Imbolc International Arts Festival, Derry, 26 Jan 2020. He also performed the premiere of Aonaracht 1 for solo concertina and electronics by Úna Monaghan at New Music Dublin, National Concert Hall, 27 Feb 2020. Jack was awarded the 2021 Liam O'Flynn Award by the Arts Council and the National Concert Hall, the culmination of which was a performance at the Tradition Now festival in October 2021. The concert included original compositions and arrangements that explored sympathies between traditional ensemble performance and Minimalist composition. 

Throughout January 2020, Jack performed on a nationwide Music Network Tour with Dónal Ó Connor (fiddle), Anxo Lorenzo (gaita and whistles), and Jim Murray (guitar). The quartet plan to continue performing together as Gaelego, and hope to produce an album in 2022.


Jack works regularly as a peer advisor to the Arts Council of Ireland, and has contributed to the Council's Making Great Art Work 2020-22 strategy. He has also acted as a consultant on Council policies relating to artist pay and remuneration and mentorship initiatives. Since 2021, Jack has assessed numerous rounds of funding applications as an independent external specialist with Culture Ireland.

Jack was appointed Lecturer in Irish Traditional Music at The School of Film, Music, and Theatre in August 2021.


Dr. Jack Talty
Lecturer in Irish Traditional Music
Department of Music
School of Music and Theatre
Sunday's Well
Cork City
Ireland

E:  jtalty@ucc.ie
W:  http://www.jacktalty.com


“I view Talty’s analysis of tensions between traditionalist and innovative approaches as particularly instructive...His important assertion that these tensions can be reconciled through the establishment of a “critical and creative environment” and at the same time “rigorous and detailed study of diverse aspects of music cultures” (p.105) is clearly grounded in his own deep musical practice and reflection"
- Ed Sarath, University of Michigan (reviewing College Music Curricula for a New Century, Oxford University Press).


​"informed, virtuosic, and thoughtful, but what really sets him apart as a musician is his endless curiosity, and a gift for finding the inner life in the music. This he brings to us, as listeners, and opens up a whole new way of hearing old tunes as if for the first time. He is possessed of a rare combination of technical mastery, intelligent artistry, and soul" 

-Ellen Cranitch, RTÉ Lyric FM​​

"a concertina renaissance man...with an ear for the sublime...who has continually sought out the rarely illuminated corners where the concertina thrives"​
-Siobhan Long, The Irish Times​​

"one of the leading traditional Irish musicians of his generation, among a versatile new wave"​
-Toner Quinn, The Journal of Music

"The music of Jack Talty is tasteful and full of heart and echoes the long tradition of concertina playing among his ancestors and among the older generation of Lissycasey, Co. Clare.  Jack is a musician who brings new life and soul to tunes that are rarely played nowadays and it is evident from his recording “In Flow” that he respects both the music and the musicians that he listened to since his childhood. He is an accomplished piano player also and his recording skills are second to none"
-Neansaí Ní Choisdealbha, Eagraí Ceoil, RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta ​​

"He is spellbinding"
-Andrea Cleary, Journal of Music (reviewing Other Voices 2021)

“The master of the concertina”​
-Carl Corcoran, The Blue of the Night​​

"Full of gorgeous melodies and ear-catching atmospherics" 
-Jim Carroll, The Irish Times on In Flow

​​“In Flow is just majestic. The man is a genius” 
-Mike Harding​​

"dynamic, decorative and elegantly expressive. He punctuates each note with a confidence that comes only from musicians steeped in the enactment of their musical heritage" 
-Songlines​​

"Talty's playing appears to effortlessly slide through its sets, and his control is amazing – at times, he manages to make some notes ring out stronger, almost like a trombone punctuating a tune. But apart from the technical surety on the reels and jigs, I found the slow airs to be captivating....not to be missed by listeners who enjoy Irish music as a living, breathing art-form that both challenges and delights. In Flow shines like gold.
 
-Lee Blackstone, RootsWorld​​

"a master of the slower tunes too: his interpretation of the air, Bóthar Cluain Meala, is deeply moving, and his own composition, Stephen's Waltz, is another highlight. This is not a brash young buck's recording: it is thoughtful and unhurried, but no less impressive for that"
-Alex Monaghan, The Living Tradition on In Flow​​

"The album title fits well, Jack Talty's execution is gently flowing like an undisturbed watercourse. He glides along with both technical prowess and soulful spirit" 
-Folkworld​​

"one of the prime movers and shakers in the Irish music scene" 
-Paul Keating, The Irish Voice​​

"Rightly considered one of the major Anglo players in the music" 
-Roger Digby, The Concertina Journal​​

"A sensitive producer"
​-Irish Music Magazine​

​"they redefine the possibilities of the sound of the concertina itself" 
-Donal Dineen, The Irish Times, on Na Fir Bolg​​

“They are an extraordinary band, big band, big line up, lots of instruments, lots of imagination, all sorts going on ... they are something special” 
-John Kelly, RTÉ Lyric FM, on Ensemble Ériu

Research Interests

Publications

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2021)'Place and Identity in the Formation of a Traditional Musician'
Jack Talty (2021) 'Place and Identity in the Formation of a Traditional Musician' In: Peadar King and Anne Jones (eds). The Art of Place: People and Landscape of County Clare. Dublin: The Liffey Press. [Details]
(2017)'Non-Canonical Pedagogies for Non-Canonical Musics: Observations on selected Programmes in Folk, Traditional, World, and Popular Musics'
Jack Talty (2017) 'Non-Canonical Pedagogies for Non-Canonical Musics: Observations on selected Programmes in Folk, Traditional, World, and Popular Musics' In: Robin D. Moore (eds). College Music Curricula for a New Century. New York: Oxford University Press.   [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2020)The Seán Ó Riada Memorial Lecture
Talty, Jack (2020) The Real Thing? Deconstructing Canonicity in Irish Traditional Music The Seán Ó Riada Memorial Lecture University College Cork, [Details]

Published Reports

 YearPublication
(2020)Navigating the Traditional Arts Sector in Ireland: A Report on Resources, Challenges, and Opportunities.
Talty, Jack. (2020) Navigating the Traditional Arts Sector in Ireland: A Report on Resources, Challenges, and Opportunities. Trad Ireland, Dublin. [Details]

CD

 YearPublication
(2021)The Portland Bow.
Aidan Connolly (fiddle); Ruairí McGorman (Greek bouzouki); and Jack Talty (piano & producer) (2021) The Portland Bow. CD   [Details]
(2020)Adaptation.
Ian Wilson (co-produced by Jack Talty) (2020) Adaptation. CD [Details]
(2020)Rogha Raelach Volume 1. Produced by Jack Talty.
Various Artists (2020) Rogha Raelach Volume 1. Produced by Jack Talty. CD   [Details]
(2019)Decade.
Fidil (produced by Jack Talty) (2019) Decade. CD   [Details]
(2019)Away on up the Road.
Aidan Connolly and John Daly (fiddles) with Jack Talty (piano) (2019) Away on up the Road. CD   [Details]
(2019)Dúchas.
Damien O'Reilly (co-produced by Jack Talty) (2019) Dúchas. CD   [Details]
(2018)Solid Ground.
Shane Mulchrone (banjo and tenor guitar) with Noel O'Grady (bouzouki) and Jack Talty (piano & producer) (2018) Solid Ground. CD   [Details]
(2017)Faha Rain.
AnTara (Matthew Noone & Tommy Hayes). Produced by Jack Talty (2017) Faha Rain. CD   [Details]
(2017)Stargazer.
Ensemble Ériu (featuring Jack Talty: concertina/composer/arranger) (2017) Stargazer. CD   [Details]
(2017)Roscanna.
Cuar (co-produced by Jack Talty) (2017) Roscanna. CD   [Details]
(2017)My Mind Will Never Be Easy.
Luke Deaton (accordion) & Jayne Pomplas (fiddle), with Jack Talty (piano) (2017) My Mind Will Never Be Easy. CD [Details]
(2016)Imbas.
Ensemble Ériu (featuring Jack Talty: concertina/arranger/composer) (2016) Imbas. CD   [Details]
(2016)In Flow.
Jack Talty (2016) In Flow. CD   [Details]
(2016)Be Off.
Aidan Connolly (featuring Jack Talty: piano/producer) (2016) Be Off. CD   [Details]
(2016)Roithleán.
Saileog Ní Cheannabháin (featuring Jack Talty: concertina/producer) (2016) Roithleán. CD   [Details]
(2016)Farewell to Music.
Tony Mac Mahon (co-produced by Jack Talty) (2016) Farewell to Music. CD   [Details]
(2015)The Space Between.
AnTara (Matthew Noone & Tommy Hayes), featuring Jack Talty on Bass Concertina (2015) The Space Between. CD [Details]
(2015)Turning Tides.
Claire Egan (featuring Jack Talty: piano/producer) (2015) Turning Tides. CD   [Details]
(2014)In Creative Mood.
Richie Dwyer (featuring Jack Talty on piano) (2014) In Creative Mood. CD [Details]
(2014)Draíocht na Feadóige.
Neansaí Ní Choisdealbha (featuring Jack Talty on piano) (2014) Draíocht na Feadóige. CD [Details]
(2013)Tunes in the Church.
Various Artists (featuring Jack Talty on concertina) (2013) Tunes in the Church. CD [Details]
(2013)Ensemble Ériu.
Ensemble Ériu (featuring Jack Talty: concertina/arranger/composer) (2013) Ensemble Ériu. CD   [Details]
(2013)Rough Guide to Irish Music (featuring Jack Talty on concertina).
Various Artists (2013) Rough Guide to Irish Music (featuring Jack Talty on concertina). CD [Details]
(2012)Robbie McMahon, Last Night As I Lay Dreaming. Songs and Music from the Film.
Various Artists (featuring Jack Talty on piano) (2012) Robbie McMahon, Last Night As I Lay Dreaming. Songs and Music from the Film. CD [Details]
(2012)i bhfíor-dheriú oidhche.
Saileog Ní Cheannabháin (2012) i bhfíor-dheriú oidhche. CD   [Details]
(2012)An Irish Christmas Soundscape.
Séamus Begley & Oisín MacDiarmada (featuring Jack Talty on piano) (2012) An Irish Christmas Soundscape. CD [Details]
(2011)Na Fir Bolg.
Jack Talty and Cormac Begley (2011) Na Fir Bolg. CD   [Details]
(2010)The High Level.
Bobby Gardiner with Jack Talty on Piano (2010) The High Level. CD [Details]
(2010)Chords and Beryls.
Edel Fox with Jack Talty (Producer, Piano) (2010) Chords and Beryls. CD [Details]
(2008)The Spectacle Bridge.
Michael Hynes and Denis Liddy, with Jack Talty on piano (2008) The Spectacle Bridge. CD [Details]
(2007)Rogha Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy.
Various Artists (featuring Jack Talty on piano) (2007) Rogha Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy. CD [Details]
(2006)Irish Traditional Music from University College Cork.
Various Artists (featuring Jack Talty: concertina, piano, producer) (2006) Irish Traditional Music from University College Cork. CD [Details]
(2006)Wooden Flute Obsession Vol. 3.
Various Artists (featuring Jack Talty on piano) (2006) Wooden Flute Obsession Vol. 3. CD [Details]
(2006)Live in Corofin.
Cruinniú (featuring Jack Talty on piano) (2006) Live in Corofin. CD [Details]
(2004)In Praise of Lissycasey.
Various Artists (featuring Jack Talty on concertina) (2004) In Praise of Lissycasey. CD [Details]
(2003)Between the Sets.
Barefield Céilí Band (featuring Jack Talty on concertina) (2003) Between the Sets. CD [Details]
(2002)Flowers of the Burren.
Barefield Céilí Band (featuring Jack Talty on concertina) (2002) Flowers of the Burren. CD [Details]

Performances (Music)

 YearPublication
(2022)NARLI at The National Concert Hall for New Music Dublin 2022.
Jack Talty (2022) NARLI at The National Concert Hall for New Music Dublin 2022. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2022)Concert at the National Concertina Convention, Ennis. Clare.
Jack Talty with Derek Hickey, Liam Flanagan and Tim Collins (2022) Concert at the National Concertina Convention, Ennis. Clare. Performances (Music)   [Details]
(2022)Headline concert at the Gathering Festival, Killarney, Kerry.
Jack Talty with Derek Hickey and Liam Flanagan (2022) Headline concert at the Gathering Festival, Killarney, Kerry. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2022)Ceol ón Earrach Thiar, a suite by Noel Hill. Performed February 19th 2022 at Concertina Cruinniú, Miltown Malbay.
Jack Talty and Noel Hill (2022) Ceol ón Earrach Thiar, a suite by Noel Hill. Performed February 19th 2022 at Concertina Cruinniú, Miltown Malbay. Performances (Music)   [Details]
(2021)Headline Performance 'Tradition Now' 2021, National Concert Hall.
Jack Talty (2021) Headline Performance 'Tradition Now' 2021, National Concert Hall. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2021)Performance at Glór Ennis for the Launch of The Art of Place.
Jack Talty, Geraldine Cotter and Tommy Hayes (2021) Performance at Glór Ennis for the Launch of The Art of Place. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2021)Solo performance at an Díseart at Other Voices 2021.
Jack Talty (2021) Solo performance at an Díseart at Other Voices 2021. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2021)A River Soundscape: To commemorate Seán Ó Riada at the National Concert Hall.
Jack Talty (2021) A River Soundscape: To commemorate Seán Ó Riada at the National Concert Hall. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2021)Concert Performance and Lecture (online) for MTU Cork School of Music.
Jack Talty (2021) Concert Performance and Lecture (online) for MTU Cork School of Music. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2021)UCC TradFest 2021 (online concert).
Jack Talty (2021) UCC TradFest 2021 (online concert). Performances (Music) [Details]
(2021)Concert Performance and Masterclasses at Scoil Gheimhridh Ghaoth Dobhair.
Jack Talty (2021) Concert Performance and Masterclasses at Scoil Gheimhridh Ghaoth Dobhair. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2020)Aonaracht 1 for solo concertina and electronics at the National Concert Hall, Dublin.
Jack Talty (composer: Úna Monaghan) (2020) Aonaracht 1 for solo concertina and electronics at the National Concert Hall, Dublin. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2020)No Other Word For It, an immersive installation by Ailís Ní Ríain.
Jack Talty (composer: Ailís Ní Ríain) (2020) No Other Word For It, an immersive installation by Ailís Ní Ríain. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2020)14-date Nationwide Music Network Tour.
Jack Talty with Dónal O’Connor, Jim Murray, and Anxo Lorenxo (2020) 14-date Nationwide Music Network Tour. Performances (Music)   [Details]
(2019)Musical Performance at the Irish Research Council’s Researcher of the Year Awards, in the presence of President Michael D. Higgins.
Jack Talty and Felix Morgenstern (2019) Musical Performance at the Irish Research Council’s Researcher of the Year Awards, in the presence of President Michael D. Higgins. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2019)Workshops and Concert Performance, O’Flaherty Irish Retreat, Texas, October 18th- 21st 2019.
Jack Talty (2019) Workshops and Concert Performance, O’Flaherty Irish Retreat, Texas, October 18th- 21st 2019. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2018)Ensemble Workshops and Performance, Music at Mount Leinster, Music Generation Carlow, February 12th-14th, 2018.
Jack Talty (2018) Ensemble Workshops and Performance, Music at Mount Leinster, Music Generation Carlow, February 12th-14th, 2018. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2018)Ensemble Ériu at the National Concert Hall, November 15th, 2018.
Ensemble Ériu (2018) Ensemble Ériu at the National Concert Hall, November 15th, 2018. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2017)Galway Jazz Festival, The Mick Lally Theatre, Galway. October 7th, 2017.
Jack Talty and Graham Dunne (2017) Galway Jazz Festival, The Mick Lally Theatre, Galway. October 7th, 2017. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2017)Premier of Dave Flynn’s Memory Symphony, Christchurch Cathedral Dublin, November 4th, 2017.
Dave Flynn's Irish Memory Orchestra with Jack Talty on concertina and piano (2017) Premier of Dave Flynn’s Memory Symphony, Christchurch Cathedral Dublin, November 4th, 2017. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2017)Performance at Fermata poetry reading with Vincent Woods and Eva Bourke, Inish: Island Conversations, Inishbofin.
Jack Talty (2017) Performance at Fermata poetry reading with Vincent Woods and Eva Bourke, Inish: Island Conversations, Inishbofin. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2017)Performance at the 44th ICTM World Conference, Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick. University Concert Hall, UL. July 17th, 2017.
Jack Talty and Aileen Dillane (2017) Performance at the 44th ICTM World Conference, Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick. University Concert Hall, UL. July 17th, 2017. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2017)Concertina Masterclass and Concert Performance with Frankie Gavin, Éire Festival, Bodeno, Italy, August 25th-27th, 2017.
Jack Talty (2017) Concertina Masterclass and Concert Performance with Frankie Gavin, Éire Festival, Bodeno, Italy, August 25th-27th, 2017. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2016)Solo Concertina Recital, Con Tempo Quartet & Friends, Galway City Museum. January 2016.
Jack Talty (2016) Solo Concertina Recital, Con Tempo Quartet & Friends, Galway City Museum. January 2016. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2016)Concert with Martin Hayes and Friends at National Concert Hall, Dublin.
Martin Hayes & Friends (2016) Concert with Martin Hayes and Friends at National Concert Hall, Dublin. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2016)Solo concertina performance and creative practice lecture for The Irish Research Council’s Culture Night celebrations. Boston College, September 16th, 2016.
Jack Talty (2016) Solo concertina performance and creative practice lecture for The Irish Research Council’s Culture Night celebrations. Boston College, September 16th, 2016. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2015)Ensemble Ériu Premiere of The Stargazer Suite, The Model, Sligo, Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann, August 2015.
Ensemble Ériu (2015) Ensemble Ériu Premiere of The Stargazer Suite, The Model, Sligo, Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann, August 2015. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2014)Trio performance with Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill, Masters of Tradition, Bantry, Cork, August 2014.
Martin Hayes, Dennis Cahil, Jack Talty (2014) Trio performance with Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill, Masters of Tradition, Bantry, Cork, August 2014. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2014)Ensemble Ériu Performance at Masters of Tradition at Bantry House, August 2014.
Ensemble Ériu (2014) Ensemble Ériu Performance at Masters of Tradition at Bantry House, August 2014. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2014)Performance of David Flynn’s Music for the Departed, Aontacht, and An Irish Farrago, with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, conducted by David Brophy, at the National Concert Hall, August 2014.
Dave Flynn's Irish Memory Orchestra with Jack Talty on concertina and piano (2014) Performance of David Flynn’s Music for the Departed, Aontacht, and An Irish Farrago, with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, conducted by David Brophy, at the National Concert Hall, August 2014. Performances (Music) [Details]

Compositions (Music)

 YearPublication
(2009)Orgánam.
Talty, Jack (2009) Orgánam. Compositions (Music) [Details]

Commissioned Compositions

 YearPublication
(2020)Any Day Now, commissioned by Music Network for a nationwide tour.
Jack Talty (2020) Any Day Now, commissioned by Music Network for a nationwide tour. Commissioned Compositions [Details]
(2020)Duala, an installation film by Jack Talty and Maurice Gunning.
Jack Talty and Maurice Gunning (2020) Duala, an installation film by Jack Talty and Maurice Gunning. Commissioned Compositions   [Details]
(2014)The Stargazer Suite.
Talty, Jack and Ó Lochlainn, Neil (2014) The Stargazer Suite. Commissioned Compositions [Details]

Film or Broadcasts

 YearPublication
(2020)Duala.
Talty, Jack and Gunning, Maurice (2020) Duala. Film or Broadcasts   [Details]
(2018)Noel Hill – Aisling Ghéar.
Jack Talty (interviewee and performer) (2018) Noel Hill – Aisling Ghéar. Film or Broadcasts   [Details]

Magazine article

 YearPublication
(2013)Traditional Music in the Burren.
Talty, Jack (2013) Traditional Music in the Burren. Magazine article [Details]

Thesis/Dissertation

 YearPublication
(2019)The Ivory Tower and the Commons: Exploring the Institutionalisation of Irish Traditional Music in Irish Higher Education (Discourse, Pedagogy and Practice).
Jack Talty (2019) The Ivory Tower and the Commons: Exploring the Institutionalisation of Irish Traditional Music in Irish Higher Education (Discourse, Pedagogy and Practice). Thesis/Dissertation   [Details]

Radio Documentary

 YearPublication
(2022)100 Years of Irish Traditional Music at UCC.
Jack Talty, Mary Mitchell-Ingoldsby, Aoife Nic Cormaic (2022) 100 Years of Irish Traditional Music at UCC. Radio Documentary   [Details]

Newsletter

 YearPublication
(2015)Music Education and Ethnomusicology, The State of the Field.
Talty, Jack (2015) Music Education and Ethnomusicology, The State of the Field. Newsletter   [Details]

Video recording / TV

 YearPublication
(2020)Interview Contribution by Jack Talty.
Sé Mo Laoch TG4: Geraldine & Eamonn Cotter (2020) Interview Contribution by Jack Talty. Video recording / TV   [Details]
(2018)Noel Hill: Aisling Ghéar - interview and performance contribution.
TG4 / Magmedia (2018) Noel Hill: Aisling Ghéar - interview and performance contribution. Video recording / TV   [Details]
(2015)Ensemble Ériu Performance at TG4 Gradam Ceoil Awards, Cork Opera House. February 2015.
Ensemble Ériu (2015) Ensemble Ériu Performance at TG4 Gradam Ceoil Awards, Cork Opera House. February 2015. Video recording / TV [Details]

Reviews

 YearPublication
(2012)Review: Gerry Diver's Speech Project.
Talty, Jack (2012) Review: Gerry Diver's Speech Project. Reviews   [Details]
(2011)Review: Rian at the Gaiety Theatre.
Talty, Jack (2011) Review: Rian at the Gaiety Theatre. Reviews   [Details]

Discussion

 YearPublication
(2022)The Futures of Irish Music at Temple Bar Trad Fest 2022.
Jack Talty (2022) The Futures of Irish Music at Temple Bar Trad Fest 2022. Discussion   [Details]
(2019)'A Spotlight on Artistic Residencies' at Trad Talk 2019.
Jack Talty, Úna Monaghan, John Carty, and Danny O’Mahony (2019) 'A Spotlight on Artistic Residencies' at Trad Talk 2019. Discussion [Details]
(2017)If we teach it will they come? Panel Discussion at Galway Jazz Festival.
Chaired by Ellen Cranitch with contributions by Bill Whelan, Deborah Kelleher, Eve O’Kelly, Ronan Guilfoyle and Jack Talty (2017) If we teach it will they come? Panel Discussion at Galway Jazz Festival. Discussion [Details]

Interview

 YearPublication
(2021)Jack Talty interviewed byJim Carroll for Banter at Other Voices 2021.
Jack Talty (2021) Jack Talty interviewed byJim Carroll for Banter at Other Voices 2021. Interview [Details]
(2020)Music Network #WhyIPlay Ambassador.
Jack Talty (2020) Music Network #WhyIPlay Ambassador. Interview [Details]
(2017)An Interview with Professor Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin.
Talty Jack (2017) An Interview with Professor Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin. Interview   [Details]

Radio Performance

 YearPublication
(2017)Blue of the Night Session – Featured Artist with Carl Corcoran, RTÉ Lyric FM.
Jack Talty and Saileog Ní Cheannabháin (2017) Blue of the Night Session – Featured Artist with Carl Corcoran, RTÉ Lyric FM. Radio Performance [Details]
(2017)'In Session' Performance on RTÉ Radio 1. Broadcast October 30th 2017.
Jack Talty (2017) 'In Session' Performance on RTÉ Radio 1. Broadcast October 30th 2017. Radio Performance [Details]

Radio Feature

 YearPublication
(2021)The Rolling Wave on RTÉ Radio 1: Jack Talty on 10 years of Raelach Records.
Jack Talty (2021) The Rolling Wave on RTÉ Radio 1: Jack Talty on 10 years of Raelach Records. Radio Feature   [Details]
(2019)Céilí House on RTÉ Radio 1: Jack Talty discusses his music and the Trad Ireland Research Report.
Jack Talty (2019) Céilí House on RTÉ Radio 1: Jack Talty discusses his music and the Trad Ireland Research Report. Radio Feature   [Details]

Podcast - Media

 YearPublication
(2020)Jack Talty interviewed on TradCast with Therese McInerny.
Jack Talty (2020) Jack Talty interviewed on TradCast with Therese McInerny. Podcast - Media   [Details]
(2019)Jack Talty interviewed on Independent's Day by Alan Meaney.
Jack Talty interviewed by Alan Meaney (2019) Jack Talty interviewed on Independent's Day by Alan Meaney. Podcast - Media   [Details]

Workshops

 YearPublication
(2022)Concertina Masterclass at Scoil Gheimhridh Gaoth Dobhair 2022 (April 15-18).
Jack Talty (2022) Concertina Masterclass at Scoil Gheimhridh Gaoth Dobhair 2022 (April 15-18). Workshops   [Details]
(2022)Specialist slow-air workshop at the National Concertina Convention, Ennis. April 24th 2022.
Jack Talty (2022) Specialist slow-air workshop at the National Concertina Convention, Ennis. April 24th 2022. Workshops [Details]

Professional Activities

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2019)The Real Thing? Deconstructing Canonicity in Irish Traditional Music,
Talty, Jack (2019) The Seán Ó Riada Memorial Lecture 2019. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], The Real Thing? Deconstructing Canonicity in Irish Traditional Music, University College Cork . [Details]
(2019)Back to the Future? Negotiating the Tradition/Innovation Paradigm in the Traditional Arts in Ireland,
Talty, Jack (2019) Fuaim Lecture Series. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Back to the Future? Negotiating the Tradition/Innovation Paradigm in the Traditional Arts in Ireland, University College Cork . [Details]
(2018)Pedagogies, Practices and the Future of Folk Music in Higher Education Conference,
Talty, Jack. (2018) Negotiating Tradition & Change in Traditional Arts Pedagogy in Irish Higher Education. [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]
(2015)Moving Beyond the Anecdotal: Negotiating Perceptions of Irish Traditional Arts Higher Education Pedagogy,
Talty, Jack (2015) Invited Lecture. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Moving Beyond the Anecdotal: Negotiating Perceptions of Irish Traditional Arts Higher Education Pedagogy, Goldsmiths University, London . [Details]
(2015)Society for Ethnomusicology Annual Conference, Austin, Texas,
Talty, Jack. (2015) ‘The ‘Ivory Tower’ and the ‘Commons’: A Problematisation of Irish Traditional Music Pedagogy in Irish Higher Education. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Society for Ethnomusicology Annual Conference, Austin, Texas, Austin, Texas . [Details]
(2014)ICTM Annual Conference 2014,
Talty, Jack (2014) Locating Irish Traditional Music Academia in Community Discourse. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], ICTM Annual Conference 2014, NUI Galway . [Details]

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2021The Liam O'Flynn Award The Arts Council and The National Concert Hall
2020Deis Recording & Publication Award Arts Council
2020Traditional Arts Project Award Arts Council
2018Traditional Arts Bursary Award Arts Council
2017Deis Recording & Publication Award Arts Council
2015TG4 Gradam Ceoil Musical Collaborations Award TG4
2015Deis Recording & Publication Award Arts Council
2015Touring and Dissemination of Work Award Arts Council
2014Traditional Art Commissions Award Arts Council
2013The Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Award The Irish Research Council
2011Deis Recording & Publication Award Arts Council
2008Mary V. Hart Memorial Award University College Cork
2008The Seán Ó Riada Memorial Prize University College Cork
2006Bene Merente Award University College Cork
2005UCC Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann Scholarship University College Cork

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Trad Ireland / Traid Éireann Board Member01-OCT-20 /
Glór Theatre, Ennis Board Member28-SEP-21 /
Raelach Records Artistic Director02-JUL-11 /
National Association of Record Labels in Ireland Member05-NOV-17 /
ICTM Ireland Membership Officer24-FEB-18 / 26-FEB-20
ICTM Ireland Education Officer & Newsletter Editor04-MAR-17 / 24-FEB-18
ICTM Ireland Member01-SEP-17 /

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2007University College Cork Bachelor of ArtsMusic and Gaeilge
2008University College Cork Bachelor of MusicMusic
2009University of Limerick MAMusic Technology
2019University of Limerick PhDEthnomusicology

Consultancy

 ClientDescription
Arts Council
Funding Applications Assessor
RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards
Judging Panel 2020
Culture Ireland
Funding Applications Assessor
Arts Council
Consultant on 'Paying the Artist', the Arts Council's policy on equitable remuneration
Arts Council
Consultant on mentorship initiatives in the traditional arts community
Arts Council
Consultant to inform the Arts Council’s second Three-Year Plan (2020-2022) to deliver on their ten-year strategy 'Making Great Art Work'.

Outreach Activities

 Description

Ambassadorial role for a Music Network campaign to promote musical instrument learning throughout the island of Ireland.

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University College Cork

Coláiste na hOllscoile Corcaigh

College Road, Cork T12 K8AF

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