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xvi Ahern, Pat [PAA]. Guitarist and former columnist, Cork. Anderson, Gene [GEA]. Concertina player, music promoter; Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim. Bazin, Fenella [FEB]. Performer and chronicler of Manx music. Bennett, Margaret [MAB]. Singer and f ormer Research Fellow at Glasgow University; from a long line of Skye singers and pipers. Berry, Phil [PHB]. Singer, songwriter,Wexford song authority. Bicego, Daniele [DAB]. Uilleann piper and pipe maker living in Rome. Boydell,Barra [BAB].Organologist,lecturer in music at NUIM. Boyle, Finbar [FIB]. Singer, writer; Dundalk and Dublin. Bradley, Harry [HBR]. Flute and uilleann pipes player, from Belfast. Bradshaw, Harry [HAB]. Radio producer, researcher, recording technologist. Breathnach, Máire [MBR]. Fiddle player, composer; Dublin. Brennan, Helen [HEB]. Dance authority, author of The Story of Irish Dance, Drogheda. Browne, Peter [PEB]. Uilleann piper, radio producer. Buckley, Angela [AGB]. Researcher at WIT. Buckley, Ann [ANB]. Research Associate at the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, TCD. Burke, Angela [ABU]. Formerly lecturer in Modern Irish at UCD; her song research has included work on ‘Caoineadh na dTrí Mhuire’. Burn,Sarah [SAB].Oboist,Co.Wexford,her doctoral research is on A.J. Potter. Butler, Lisa [LIB]. Fiddler and music teacher in Carlow, member of the band Caladh Nua. Carolan, Nicholas [NIC]. Director of the ITMA. Carroll, Barry [BAC]. Hammer dulcimer player, Lisburn, Antrim. Carroll, Jim [JCA]. Singer, song collector, researcher. Born Liverpool, joined Ewan MacColl’s Critics Group in 1989. Clare based, he has researched songs and singing of Travellers and of west Clare. Carroll, Paula [PCA]. Broadcaster with Clare FM radio. Casey, Eimer [EIC]. A fiddle player f rom Co. Wicklow who teaches at Baltinglass. Clarke, Leah [LEC]. Flute player, ballad singer, MA researcher at WIT; Bray/Waterford. Clarke, Tom (TOC). Uilleann piper, schools music organiser; Donegal/Belfast. Coleman, Steve [STC]. Piper, lecturer in Social Anthropology, NUIM. Comiskey,Glen [GLC].Piper,former archivist at the ITMA; Armagh/London. Commins,Adele [ADC].Lecturer in music at DkIT, Dundalk. Commins, Verena [VEC]. Button accordion and piano player, researcher; Mayo-Coventry/ NUIG. Conlon, Rilla [RIC]. Singer, mandolin player, researcher and broadcaster. Cormack, Arthur [ARC]. Director of Feisean nan Gaidheal, Scotland. Cotter, Geraldine [GEC]. Piano and whistle player, tutor editor, teacher; Clare. Cox, Gareth [GAC]. Senior lecturer and head of the Department of Music at Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick; co-editor with Axel Klein of Irish Music in the Twentieth Century (2003) and author of Seoirse Bodley (2010). Cranford, Paul [PAC]. Fiddle player, music collector and publisher, Cape Breton. Cranitch, Matt [MAC]. Fiddle-player, lecturer, authority on music of Sliabh Luachra; Cork. Crowley, Jimmy [ JIC]. Singer and songwriter; Cork. Cullinane, John [JOC]. Dance researcher and archivist ; Cork. Cunningham, Eric [ERC]. Flute and whistle player; director of the World Fleadh; Headford. Contributors Most of the 200 or so writers come from within the traditional-music community, and all have been involved in research, writing, collecting and comment on various aspects of traditional music, song and dance. All articles are credited to the author whose initials appear the end of a piece. Where there are no initials, the piece is editorial. Initials in square brackets indicate a significant contribution to a piece,usually information given in the form of an interview. xvii Contributors Daly, Gregory [GRD]. Flute player, archivist at Ceoláras Cholmáin; Co. Sligo. De Grae, Paul [PDG]. Guitarist, writer, researcher, author of the first guitar tutor in traditional music; Dublin/Kerry. Delahaye, Emmanuel [EMD]. Bouzouki player, Paris. Desplanques,Marie-Annick [MDE].Singer,folklorist , specialist on Newfoundland; Brittany/Cork. Dillane, Aibhlín [AID]. Piano player, lecturer at UL. Doherty, Liz [LID]. Fiddle player, lecturer in traditional music at UU; Buncrana. Dolan,Brendan [BRD].Flute and piano player,based in New York; archivist at NYU. Douglas, Sheila [SHD]. Singer, storyteller and an editor of the Greig Duncan collection; Perth, Scotland. Dowling, Martin [MAD]. Fiddle player, lecturer at QUB; Chicago/Belfast. Dromey, Paul [PAD]. Music columnist with Cork newspapers. Duffy, Paddy [PDU]. Former professor of geography, NUIM. Castleblayney/Kildare. Duggan, Bryan [BDU]. Flute player, music-software developer; deviser of the ‘Tunepal’ music-search ‘app’. Farrell, Eibhlís [EIF]. Composer; head of Music and Creative Media, DkIT. Fegan, Tommy (TOF). Uilleann piper and community music worker; Camlough, Co. Armagh. Flood, Pauline [PAF]. CCÉ organiser and teacher, Edgeworthstown, Co. Longford. Foley, Catherine [CAF]. Dancer, musician, collector, choreographer,writer,lecturer in Ethnochoreology and Irish traditional dance, UL; Cork/Limerick. Garvin, Wilbert [WIG]. Uilleann piper and bag piper; author of ‘The Irish Bagpipe’. Gebruers,Maeve [MAG].Harp player; archivist with...