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Dr Michael Murphy

Dr Michael Murphy

BMus (NUI); PhD (NUI); Grad Dip Ed (DCU) & MSc IT in Ed (TCD)

Research interests

Dr Michael Murphy joined the Music Department, Faculty of Arts in 2001 having previously worked as a primary school teacher and lecturer in UCC. He teaches courses on the music of the 18th and 19th centuries, aspects of popular music, music technology, general music theory, and the role of music technology in music education. His research interests focus on music in Ireland and Poland in the nineteenth century.

He served on the Council of the Society for Musicology in Ireland from 2003 to 2018, and has acted as its Hon. Membership Secretary and Treasurer (2003-2006) and Hon. Secretary (2006-2009). He served on the editorial board of the Journal of the Society for Musicology in Ireland, and is a Research Associate with the Research Foundation for Music in Ireland.

From time to time he broadcasts music documentaries on RTÉ lyric fm.


Selected publications

Documents of Irish Music History in the Long Nineteenth Century, Irish Musical Studies 12, ed. Michael Murphy, Kerry Houston, Maria McHale (Four Courts Press, 2019)

Music in Nineteenth Century Ireland, Irish Musical Studies 9, ed. Michael Murphy & Jan Smaczny (Four Courts Press, Dublin, 2007)

Musical Constructions of Nationalism: Essays on the History and Ideology of European Musical Culture 1800-1945, ed. Michael Murphy & Harry White (Cork University Press, Cork, 2001)