This project is led by Dr John O’Flynn (Principal Investigator) and Dr Áine Mangaoang (Research Fellow), based at the Department of Music, St Patrick’s College, Drumcondra (Dublin City University). The project is grateful for assistance from Barry O’Halpin (Events Administrator, St Patrick’s College) in planning early stages of this project.
Members of the Mapping Popular Music in Dublin Steering Committee include:
Ray Yeates (City Arts Officer)
Sineád Connolly (Arts Officer)
Keith Johnson (Irish Music Rights Organisation)
Prof. Pat Brereton (School of Communications, Dublin City University)
Prof. Sara Cohen (Institute of Popular Music, University of Liverpool) Dr Liz Greene (School of Communications, Dublin City University)
Dr Eileen Hogan (School of Applied Social Studies, University College Cork)
Dr Jaime Jones (School of Music, University College Dublin)
Dr Michael Murphy (School of Business & Humanities, Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design & Technology)
Caroline O’Sullivan (Creative Media, Dundalk Institute of Technology)
Dr Bernadette Quinn (School of Hospitality Management & Tourism, Dublin Institute of Technology)
Dr John O’Flynn, Principal Investigator
John is Senior Lecturer and Head of Music at St Patrick’s College, where he teaches courses on popular music, musical techniques, film music and performance. He was awarded a PhD by the University of London in 2004 for his ethnographic study of music events in Dublin and other locations across Ireland. He has contributed to international publications in the areas of national identity and music, popular music, and intercultural music education. His monograph The Irishness of Irish music (Ashgate) was published in 2009 and he is co-editor of Music and Identity in Ireland and Beyond (Ashgate, 2014) with Dr Mark Fitzgerald, DIT, Conservatory of Music and Drama. He is a member of the editorial board of Music Education Research, and in 2012 co-edited a special issue of the journal on music in higher education with Dr Stephen Broad, Royal Scottish Conservatory of Music. More recently, in April 2015 his article ‘Strengthening choral community: The interaction of face-to-face and online activities amongst a college choir’ was published in The International Journal of Community Music.
He has been a steering group member of several national music development research projects, including Live Music in the Classroom (Sligo County Council/The Arts Council 2004) and Tiny Voices: An Early Years Music Research Report (Common Ground/ St Patrick’s College, 2013). John has given papers at numerous peer-reviewed conferences in Ireland and internationally. His most recent presentations were at the Music and the Moving Image Conference at NYU Steinhardt, New York in May 2015 and at the Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music at the University of Campinas, Brazil in July 2015. Current research projects include Mapping Popular Music in Dublin and the preparation of a monograph on music, the moving image and Ireland.
Dr Áine Mangaoang, Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Áine joined the faculty at St Patrick’s College as Postdoctoral Research Fellow in 2015, and holds a Visiting Lectureship in Popular Musicology and New Media at Listaháskóli Íslands (Iceland Academy of Arts) in Reykjavik (2013-’16). A graduate of University College Cork, and an Associate Fellow with the Higher Education Academy (UK), Áine received her PhD from the University of Liverpool, where she was the Institute of Popular Music Scholar (2010-‘14). Before joining St Patrick’s College, she was a Lecturer in Musicology at University College Cork, where she convened courses for the MA in Music and Cultural History, B.A. and B.Mus programmes. In 2012-‘13 she was Visiting Research Associate at the Institute of Philippine Culture, Ateneo de Manila University, undertaking field research for her doctoral thesis on the use of music and dance in a Filipino prison. Áine returns to the University of Liverpool in February 2015 to work with Sara Cohen, Mike Jones and Les Roberts on the “Music, Photographs and Cultural Memory” project in association with the IPM Archive, Open Eye Gallery, Radio Merseyside, and Liverpool Jazz.
Áine is on the Editorial Board for the journal Arts, and peer reviewer for Asian Studies journal, Kritika Kultura, Networking Knowledge, and Popular Music. Recent publications include Postcolonial Text, Popular Music, TORTURE: Journal of Torture and Rehabilitation, and Music, Sound and the Moving Image. An advocate of popular music research, she has served on the board for the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM UK & Ireland chapter) since 2011, and is a national committee member of the Society for Music Education in Ireland since 2014. Áine co-organised the biennial IASPM UK & Ireland conference at University College Cork in 2014, for which she received the Cork Convention Bureau’s Conference Ambassador Award. She is delighted to be co-organiser of the Society of Musicology Ireland Annual Conference to be held in St Patrick’s College, Dublin City University on June 10-12, 2015.
As a musician and music educator, Áine works with the Irish Chamber Orchestra’s community music programme Sing Out with Strings, and was commissioned to write the Sing Out with Strings End of Year Report: Children’s Perspective (July 2015). She is a founding member of GlasDrum, a not-for-profit innovative Irish arts organisation, and is a member of the steering group for summer SING!, a large-scale, inclusive music education project in Cork city in collaboration with ARTcultureLIFE, Cork Deaf Association and Music Generation Cork City. Other current projects include new research on music, gesture and sensoria with award-winning Deaf pianist Orla O’Sullivan with a focus on music education for d/Deaf and hard of hearing, and sign language music video.