The Encyclopaedia of Music in Ireland (EMIR), edited by Barra Boydell and Harry White and hosted by the Conservatory of Music and Drama at the Dublin Institute of Technology, represents the largest research project in music ever to have been undertaken in Ireland. It contains some 2,000 articles on Irish music and musicians from the early middle ages to the present day, and it maps the experience of classical, popular, traditional and church music in Ireland. It offers a wealth of new research on music in Irish life, on Ireland’s musical influence abroad and on individual musicians, instrumentalists, singers, teachers, composers and scholars.
EMIR contains worklists, discographies, sources and bibliographies and critical assessments of Irish music and the circumstances in which it has been produced. It features the work of over 2000 contributors and is addressed to all those with an interest in music in Ireland. Publication details will be available shortly on the Dublin Institute if Technology website