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Listening to the Lion

Peter Mills

Peter Mills is Senior Lecturer in Media & Popular Culture at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK. Hewas singer and lyricist for the band Innocents Abroad who made two albums, Quaker City and Eleven. He has taught music, literature and philosophy at universities in the UK , Hungary, Romania and Croatia, and has published work on, amongst others,Samuel Beckett,Olaf Stapledon,Hungarian folk music, Pink Floyd, national anthems and The KLF. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hymns to the Silence : Inside the Words and Music of Van Morrison

The Continuum, 2010

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...R.D. Laing: All the times that I’ve listened to your voice, you seem to sing somewhere between your throat and your heart. Sometimes it’s right in your heart, sometimes it’s more up in your throat. When you do that now, is that the zone...

Down the Road

Peter Mills

Peter Mills is Senior Lecturer in Media & Popular Culture at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK. Hewas singer and lyricist for the band Innocents Abroad who made two albums, Quaker City and Eleven. He has taught music, literature and philosophy at universities in the UK , Hungary, Romania and Croatia, and has published work on, amongst others,Samuel Beckett,Olaf Stapledon,Hungarian folk music, Pink Floyd, national anthems and The KLF. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hymns to the Silence : Inside the Words and Music of Van Morrison

The Continuum, 2010

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...Candy Meets … Van Morrison, NPS (Dutch public service TV), recorded in Cardiff, 14 April 2007 and broadcast 28 October and 11 November 2007.When Van Morrison sings about exile, what does he mean? Exile from what, and from where? It’s...

What Makes the Irish Heart Beat?

Peter Mills

Peter Mills is Senior Lecturer in Media & Popular Culture at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK. Hewas singer and lyricist for the band Innocents Abroad who made two albums, Quaker City and Eleven. He has taught music, literature and philosophy at universities in the UK , Hungary, Romania and Croatia, and has published work on, amongst others,Samuel Beckett,Olaf Stapledon,Hungarian folk music, Pink Floyd, national anthems and The KLF. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hymns to the Silence : Inside the Words and Music of Van Morrison

The Continuum, 2010

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...This chapter seeks to investigate how ‘Irishness’ functions as a discourse within Van Morrison’s music. But immediately we have a puzzle: if we ask ourselves the question ‘How Irish is Van Morrison’s music?’ then the easy answer is, ‘Not...

Celtic Music

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Categorizations of Celtic ethnicity and philology and concomitant delineations of Celtic music(s) can be regarded as constructions of modernity that emerged in relation to regions of Europe’s North-West Atlantic ‘fringe’ and in contexts...

Belfast

Miriam Crozier

Miriam Crozier

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Dave Laing

Dave Laing is the author of several books on popular music and a former editor of Music Week. Former Research Fellow at the University of Westminster where he conducted research on the music industry. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VII : Locations: Europe

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: 277,391 (2000) Belfast is the capital city of Northern Ireland and is situated in the east of the region, at the mouth of Belfast Lough. It is served by two airports, has several terminals...

A Three-cornered Quartet

Peter Mills

Peter Mills is Senior Lecturer in Media & Popular Culture at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK. Hewas singer and lyricist for the band Innocents Abroad who made two albums, Quaker City and Eleven. He has taught music, literature and philosophy at universities in the UK , Hungary, Romania and Croatia, and has published work on, amongst others,Samuel Beckett,Olaf Stapledon,Hungarian folk music, Pink Floyd, national anthems and The KLF. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hymns to the Silence : Inside the Words and Music of Van Morrison

The Continuum, 2010

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...Introduction What is through-composition? This is a term I use to mean how a collection of songs, or album, possesses a unity which runs more deeply than the fact of their being gathered together under one title. The connections may...

Northern Ireland

Dave Laing

Dave Laing is the author of several books on popular music and a former editor of Music Week. Former Research Fellow at the University of Westminster where he conducted research on the music industry. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VII : Locations: Europe

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: 1,685,267 (2001) Northern Ireland is a part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. It is situated on the island of Ireland, which was partitioned in 1922 when the Irish...

Imagining America

Peter Mills

Peter Mills is Senior Lecturer in Media & Popular Culture at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK. Hewas singer and lyricist for the band Innocents Abroad who made two albums, Quaker City and Eleven. He has taught music, literature and philosophy at universities in the UK , Hungary, Romania and Croatia, and has published work on, amongst others,Samuel Beckett,Olaf Stapledon,Hungarian folk music, Pink Floyd, national anthems and The KLF. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hymns to the Silence : Inside the Words and Music of Van Morrison

The Continuum, 2010

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...‘When I was growing up in Belfast all I was listening to was American music. Irish music was going on all around me, but that was nowhere. I was looking for something different.’The fact is, as Van Morrison notes above, that if we...

Varietà/Variétés/Variety

Gianni Borgna

Gianni Borgna

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David Horn

David Horn was a founding editor of the journal Popular Music and a founding member of IASPM (The International Association for the Study of Popular Music). He was Director of the Institute of Popular Music at the University of Liverpool from 1988 until his retirement in 2002. Together with the blues scholar Paul Oliver he first proposed the idea of EPMOW in the 1980s, and has worked on the project since that time. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The term ‘varietà’ is an Italian adaptation of the French word ‘variété,’ the name for a combination of dance, song, comic sketches, acrobatic and illusionistic exhibitions that was first developed in France in the late eighteenth century....

Fuck Your Scene, Kid: The Power of Local Scenes

Kevin C. Dunn

Kevin Dunn is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY. He is author of several books, including Imagining the Congo (2003), The Politics of Origin in Africa (2013) and Inside African Politics (2013). He is also a regular contributor to Razorcake and Maximumrocknroll magazines. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Global Punk : Resistance and Rebellion in Everyday Life

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The title of this chapter is inspired by the Swedish label Kranium Records’ excellent compilation series of the same name.The Basque region lies in northeast Spain and southwest France and has been home to a separatist movement since...