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OUR Alumni

Aileen Dillane

Award: Fulbright Irish Scholar Award

Institution: University of Limerick

Year: 1998

Aileen Dillane is an ethnomusicologist, Irish traditional musician, and Course Director of the MA in Irish Music Studies at the Irish World Academy, University of Limerick. She went to University of Chicago on her Fulbright Awards and completed her PhD there.

Aileen publishes in the area of Global Irish Music, musical migrations, popular music and soundscapes. Forthcoming publications include the co-edited book ‘Songs of Social Protest’. Aileen co-edits the ‘Popular Music Matters: Social, Cultural and Political Interventions’ book series with Rowman and Littlefield and co-directs a number of research clusters in UL. She is currently completing a monograph on Irish music in Chicago and continues to play with the Templeglantine Ceili band.



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