Ita Beausang’s research interests include music education and contextual studies of music in Ireland. She is an Advisory Editor for the forthcoming Encyclopaedia of Music in Ireland (UCD Press). Her biography of the Irish composer, Ina Boyle, is scheduled for publication in the Field Day Publications series.
At the 1948 London Olympic Games, when the competition still awarded medals for music and other arts, 'gentle Miss Ina Boyle' narrowly missed out on a bronze medal. Ita Beausang traces the story of the composer from Enniskerry and her as yet unperformed work.