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Music in Alternative Spaces


Mac Erlaine, Seán;

Institution: Dublin Institute of Technology
Subject Keywords: artist-run spaces; music performance; Dublin; improvisation; experimental music; Arts, Performing arts studies, Musicology; Audio Arts and Acoustics; Interdisciplinary Arts and Media; Music; Music Performance;

Chapter from Dublin’s Future: New Visions for Ireland’s Capital City, Dr. Lorcan Sirr (ed.), (Dublin: The Liffey Press, 2011).

Dublin’s Future is a collection of essays, which, for the first time, recognises that the future of the island’s largest and most important urban conurbation is about more than the engineering of roads and the colouring of development plans.

Seán Mac Erlaine’s chapter explores the performance of music in Ireland’s capital city, documenting the currently vibrant use of alternative art spaces for niche markets of improvised, experimental and non-mainstream music practice.

Contributors are recognised authorities in their fields. They cross sectors of age, private and public, profit and non-profit, and each and every one has something interesting to say about the future of Dublin. Lorcan Sirr - on Cities; Peter Sirr - on Literature; Patrick Daly - on Energy; James Pike - on Housing; Dermot Lacey - on Politics; Paul Donnelly - on Theatre; Seán Mac Erlaine - on Music; Sinead Shannon - on Ageing; Helen Carey - on Visual Arts; Ciaran Fallon - on Movement; Gillian O'Brien - on Memory; Conor Skehan - on Economy; Deirdre Black - on Landscape; Katrina Goldstone - on Ethnic Legacy; Noel J. Brady - on Bridges and Crossings; Ferdinand von Prondzynski - on Education; Gregory Bracken - on the View from Without.



Suggested citation:

Mac Erlaine, Seán; . () Music in Alternative Spaces [Online]. Available from: [Accessed: 15th November 2019].


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