Conference Papers

Selected Seminar and Conference Papers

  • Music and Cultural Politics in North Africa” Research showcase day, Mary Immaculate College, September 2015.
  • Reflections on Limerick Soundscapes: Sonic Mapping, Critical Citizenship and Social Activism” (With Aileen Dillane) ICTM/Society for Ethnomusicology Joint conference, University of Limerick. September 2015.
  • “The Limerick Soundscape and Critical Citizenship”. With Dr Aileen Dillane. British Forum for Ethnomusicology Conference. City University London December 2014.
  • “Icelandic Music and the Ethnic Imagination” The Trouble with Memory Seminar. University College Dublin May 2014.
  • The Limerick Soundscape Project“. with Aileen Dillane. Urban Soundscapes and Critical Citizenship Symposium. University of Limerick March 2014.
  • “A Musical Construction of Iceland.” ICTM Ireland Annual Conference. University College Galway. February 2014.
  • Music, Place and Identity“. International Conference on Cultural Musicology. University of Amsterdam. January 2014.
  • “Towards a People’s Soundscape: The Limerick Sonic City Project”. ISSTA Colloqium, Dun Laoghaire, September 2013.
  • “Regadda: Popular Music and Identity Politics in Eastern Morocco”. ICTM World Conference, Shanghai. July 2013.
  • Sound Art Radio and Locality”. EARCELL Dublin May 2013.
  • “Musical Nomads and Villages of Noise: Experimental Sound Art Communities in Iceland and Ireland” ICTM Ireland/BFE Annual Conference, Belfast, April 2013.
  • ” Cultural Politics, Religion and Music in Morocco”, Institute of Middle-Eastern and North African Studies, Philipps-University of Marburg, Germany. January 2012
  • “Noise as Folk Art: Soundscape and Community in Cork, Ireland”; IASPM Canada, Montreal, June 2011
  • Listening for Roots: The Music at Construction of the Authentic in Legzouli’s ‘Tenja'”.  Festival of Music in Middle Eastern Cinema, London, May 2011
  • ‘Oran to Marseille; Songs of Exile and Algerian Jewish Musicians‘;    SEM 54th Annual Conference, Mexico City,  Nov 2009
  • ‘Algerian Rai Music and Post-Colonial Identity’; Post-Colonial Studies Association Conference, Waterford, May 2009.
  • Algiers to Paris: The Exile of Algerian Jewish Musicians’, British Forum for Ethnomusicology annual conference, Liverpool, April 2009.
  • Workshop papers on Sufism (Dec 2008), Music Video (Feb 2009) and Gender (June 2009) to AHRC/ESRC Research network: ‘Performance, Politics, Piety: Music as Debate in Muslim Societies‘ University of Leeds, UK
  • The contribution of Jewish Musicians to Algeria’s ‘Chanson Oranaise’,1930-1962. ICTM Colloquium, Musical Exodus: Al Andalus and its Musical Diasporas. Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. July 2008.
  • “The Singing Tiger: the rise and fall of Eurovision Ireland”. Singing Europe: Spectacle and Politics in the Eurovision Song Contest. Volos, Greece, February 2008.
  • “Constructing the Sacred and Ethnic in North African Music Festivals.” Middle East and central Asia Music Forum. University of London, November 2007.
  • “Pirates of the Mediterranean: Music Video in Morocco.” Sound, Music and the Moving Image Conference, Institute for Music Research, London.
  • “The Politics of North African Music Making”, British Forum for Ethnomusicology conference, Newcastle April 2007.
  • “Music, ethnicity and Statehood in Algeria” Irish centre for World Music, Limerick University, March 2007
  • “Berberitude: the Musical Negotiation of National Identity in Algeria”. Research seminar programme, University College Cork. Feb 2007
  • “Image and Ethnicity: A Filmic Interface between Algeria and Ireland”. Irish Media Research Network, Dublin Institute of Technology June 2006.
  • “Religious Ritual, Music and Media in Morocco’ Research seminar series, Department of Music, University of Ulster, December 2005.
  • “The Mediation of Traditional Culture in Fez, Morocco”. British Forum for Ethnomusicology Conference; School of Oriental and African Studies, London April 2005
  • “ Music, Religion and Cultural Conflict”, Trinity College, Dublin February 2005.
  • “Music and Conflict in Algeria and Northern Ireland” International Council on Traditional Music Colloquium. University of Limerick August 2004.
  • “Aljazeera, Islam and hip-hop – audiovisual consumption in Morocco” Departmental Research Seminar, Media Studies, University of Ulster, April 2004.
  • “A Musical Mapping of Moroccan Domestic Space”. World Music Centre, University of Limerick, April 2004.
  • “Outside in- music and media consumption in North Africa”. Department of Anthropology Research Seminar, Queen’s University, Belfast, February 2004.
  • “Canadian Multicultural Policies and their Potential for Application to Northern Ireland”, Annual conference, Queen’s University Centre for Canadian Studies November 2001.
  • “Musical Meanings in Conflict: Raï in Algeria” British Forum for Ethnomusicology Conference on “Music and Meaning”, Milton Keynes November 1998
  • “Heard but Unseen: Women’s religious practices in Morocco” Conference on Music and Gender in the Mediterranean, Venice, June 1998
  • “The Music and Religion of the G’nawa, a Moroccan Minority” Department of Sociology Seminar, Trinity College, Dublin, May 1998
  • “Islamic Musics and Identity” Conference on Minorities and Human Rights in the Middle-East, Belfast, March 1995
  • “Confounding Boundaries: Popular Music in North Africa” “Boundaries and Identities” Anthropology Conference, University of Edinburgh, October 1996
  • “Listening to Raï in Algeria” British Forum for Ethnomusicology Annual Conference, Winchester, March 1996
  • “Foreign Voices with Local Accents: Transformations in North African Popular Culture “Conference on Popular Musics and Tradition, University College Cork, March 1996