Irish Singer, Songwriter, and Teacher

ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS



•  Keening – A Mourning Ritual For Our Time? (2018) blog in  Histories of Emotion from Medieval Europe to
• Contemporary Australia, Australian Research Council’s Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions 
•  https://historiesofemotion.com/2018/03/

• Keening the Dead: Ancient History or a Ritual for Today? (2019) in Religions 2019, 10(4),
• 235; doi:10.3390/rel10040235 http://hdl.handle.net/10344/7824

• Moving Between Worlds, Death, The Otherworld and Traditional Irish Song’ (2017) chapter 7 in Dell, Helen and Hickey,
• Helen eds. Singing Death: Reflections on Music and Mortality London, New York: Routledge/Ashgate.

PLEASE NOTE: Mary is currently working on two books:
The Ritual of Lament' about the Keening Tradition in Ireland
Enchantment and Entrapment in Irish Fairy song.

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