This book gives general music teachers the tools to introduce the music and dance of Ireland while respecting the music's cultural origins. Readers learn how Irish traditional music is viewed both in formal and informal schools in Ireland and find a literature review of current ethnomusicology and world music resources.
Teaching a tradition is no longer a contradiction in terms. The author, having absorbed Irish traditional music and dance in a natural setting from a young age, is uniquely qualified by her professional education and field research, to define useful and practical methods that can be incorporated into a school curriculum. It is well done with the required sensitivity to preserving the tradition!