Helen Lawlor

Helen Lawlor is a lecturer in music at Dundalk Institute of Technology and the author of Irish Harping – 1900–2010.

Is It Time to Separate Irish Traditional Music from Irishness?
‘Trad Nation’, a new book by fiddle-player and scholar Tes Slominski, questions how ‘Irish’ Irish traditional music is in a postnational music scene, and makes the case for separating the genre from ethnic nationalism. Helen Lawlor reviews.