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Prof Gerry Smyth

Prof Gerry Smyth

Telephone: 0151 231 5121

Biography

I was born and grew up in Dublin. After working in Spain for five years as a professional musician, I moved to Liverpool in 1986 where I took a degree in 'Literature, Life and Thought' at the Polytechnic, before going on to do an MA in Cultural Studies at the University of Lancaster, and a PhD at the University of Stafford.

I combine my academic and pedagogic interests with various musical and theatrical activities.

I have research interests in Irish literary history, James Joyce, modernism, music and literature, posthumanism and ecocriticism, and would welcome inquiries for doctoral research in any of these areas.

Degrees

1995, University of Staffordshire, United Kingdom, PhD
1991, University of Lancaster, United Kingdom, MA, Cultural Studies
1990, Liverpool Polytechnic, United Kingdom, BA (Hons), Literature, Life and Thought

Publications

Journal article

Smyth G. 2019. ‘Gardens All Wet With Rain’: Pastoralism in the Music of Van Morrison Collins L, Deckard S. Irish Unversity Review, 49 :171-187 >DOI >Public Url

Donghaile D, Smyth G. 2018. Remapping Irish modernism Irish Studies Review, :1-7 >DOI >Public Url

Smyth G. 2017. Shanty singing and the Irish Atlantic: Identity and hybridity in the musical imagination of Stan Hugill International Journal of Maritime History, 29 :387-406 >DOI >Public Url

Smyth G. 2014. 'Trust not appearances': Political and personal betrayal in James Joyce's Ulysses Irish University Review, 44 :254-271 >DOI >Public Url

Smyth GA. 2013. Two dramatic treatments of the ‘Déirdre’ legend: a case study in Irish betrayal Irish Studies Review, 21 :164-177 >DOI

Smyth G. 2012. Irish national identity after the celtic tiger Estudios Irlandeses, 7 :132-137 >DOI

Smyth GA. 2012. The Representation of Dublin in Story and Song Prospero: Revista di Letterature e Culture straniere, :203-218 >Public Url

Smyth GA. 2010. ‘Irish Music: What It Is and What We Think It Is’ Irish Studies Review, 18 :359-363

Smyth GA. 2010. Music and Irish Cultural History Anglofiles: Journal of English Teaching, :46-51

Smyth GA. 2007. Tiger, Theory, Technology: A Meditation on the Development of Modern Irish Cultural Criticism Irish Studies Review, 15.2 :123-136

Smyth GA. 2005. Bringing It All Back Home? The Dynamics of Local Music-making in 'The Commitments’ An Sionnach, 1 :21-40

Smyth GA. 2004. Place, Noise, Nation: Toward a Spatial Analysis of Irish Popular Music Études Irlandaises, 29 :75-89

Smyth GA. 2004. Ireland Unplugged: The Roots of Irish Folk / Trad. (Con)Fusion Irish Studies Review, 12 :87-97

Smyth GA. 2004. Introduction: The Isle is Full of Noises - Music in Contemporary Ireland Irish Studies Review, 12 :3-10

Norquay G, smyth G. 2003. 'Waking Up in a Different Place' Irish Review, :28-45

Smyth GA. 2002. ‘The same sound but with a different meaning': Music, Politics and Identity in Bernard Mac Laverty’s 'Grace Notes’ Eire-Ireland: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Irish Studies, 37 :5-24

Smyth GA. 2001. Waking Up in a Different Place: Contemporary Irish and Scottish Fiction The Irish Review, :28-45

Smyth GA. 2000. Shite and Sheep: An Ecocritical Perspective on Two Recent Irish Novels Irish University Review: a journal of Irish studies, :163-178

Smyth GA. 1999. ‘Irish Studies, Postcolonial Theory and the “New” Essentialism’ Graham C, Maley W. Irish Studies and Postcolonial Theory: A Special Number of the Irish Studies Review, 7.2 :211-220

Smyth GA. 1999. ‘Hippies, Liberals and the Ecocritical Sublime’ Keywords: A Journal of Cultural Materialism, 2 :94-110

Smyth GA. 1997. ‘Being Difficult: The Irish Writer in Britain’ Éire-Ireland: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Irish Studies, 31.3, 4 :41-57

Smyth GA. 1997. The Crying Game: Postcolonial or Postmodern? Paragraph: A Journal of Modern Critical Theory, 20 :154-173

Smyth GA. 1997. The Location of Criticism: Irishness and Hybridity The Journal of Victorian Culture, 2 :129-138

Smyth GA. 1996. ‘The natural course of things”: Matthew Arnold, Celticism, and the English Poetic Tradition The Journal of Victorian Culture, 1 :35-53

Smyth GA. 1995. Amateurs and Textperts: Studying Irish Traditional Music Irish Studies Review, :2-10

Smyth GA. 1995. In Name Only: Joyce in the Institution New Odyssey: A Journal of Joycean Studies, 2 :4-5

Smyth GA. 1995. The Past, The Post, and the Utterly Changed: Intellectual Responsibility and Irish Cultural Criticism’ Irish Studies Review, :25-29

Smyth GA. 1992. Who's the Greenest of Them All? Irishness and Popular Music Irish Studies Review, :3-5

Chapters

Smyth GA. 2017. Joyce, Betrayal and Modern Irish Fiction Harte, L. The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Fiction Oxford University Press. Oxford

Smyth GA. 2017. Institutions of Criticism Connolly C, Howes M. Irish Literature in Transition Cambridge University Press. Cambridge

Smyth GA. 2016. About Nothing, About Everything: Listening in / to Tim Robinson Gladwin D, Cusick C. Unfolding Irish Landscapes: Tim Robinson, Culture and Environment :173-189 Manchester University Press. Manchester 978-0719099472

Smyth GA. 2016. 'The Orchestra of Memory': Music, Sound and Silence in Dermot Healy's 'A Goat's Song' Hopper K, Murphy C. Writing the Sky: Observations and Essays on Dermot Healy Dalkey Archive Press. London 978-1564789242 >Public Url

Smyth GA. 2014. Popular Music and the Celtic Tiger Maher E, O'Brien E. From Prosperity to Austerity: A socio-Cultural Critique of the Celtic Tiger and its Aftermath :76-88 Manchester University Press. Manchester >Public Url

Smyth GA. 2014. 'Join Us': Musical Style and Identity in Bernard MacLaverty's 'My Dear Palestrina' Rankin Russell R. Bernard MacLaverty: New Critical Readings :45-62 Bloomsbury. London 978-1474275514 >Public Url

Smyth GA. 2011. No Country for Young Women: Celtic Music, Dissent and the Irish Female Body Peddie I. I Dream a World: Popular Music and Human Rights 2 - World Music :119-129 Ashgate Publishing. Aldershot 9780754668534

Smyth GA. 2011. Waiting for the Performance to Begin: Ishiguro's Musical Imagination Groes S, Lewis B. Kazuo Ishiguro: New Critical Visions of the Novels :144-156 Palgrave Macmillan. Basingstoke 978-0-230-23238-9

Smyth GA. 2008. The Moment of Kavanagh’s Weekly Smith S. Patrick Kavanagh :55-71 Irish Academic Press. London 978-0-7165-28937

Smyth GA, Campbell S. 2008. From Shellshock Rock to Ceasefire Sounds: Popular Music in Northern Ireland Coulter C, Murray M. Northern Ireland after the Troubles :232-252 Manchester University Press. Manchester 978-0719074417

Smyth GA. 2008. Paddy Sad and Paddy Mad: Music and the Condition of Irishness Considère-Charon M, Laplace P, Savaric M. The Irish Celebrating: Festive and Tragic Overtones :58-70 Cambridge Scholars Press. Newcastle-upon-Tyne 9781847184078

Smyth GA. 2006. Listening to the Future: Music and Irish Studies Harte L, Whelan Y. Ireland Beyond Boundaries: Mapping Irish Studies in the Twenty-First Century :198-215 Pluto. London

Smyth GA. 2006. 'You understand what domestic architecture ought to be, you do': Finding Home in 'The Wind in the Willows' Smyth G, Croft J. Our House: The Representation of Domestic Space in Modern Culture :43-62 Rodopi. Amsterdam >Public Url

Smyth GA. 2000. ‘The Right to the City: Re-presentations of Dublin in Contemporary Irish Fiction’ Harte L, Parker M. Contemporary Irish Fiction: Themes, Tropes, Theories :13-34 Macmillan. Basingstoke

Smyth GA. 2000. ‘The Politics of Hybridity: Some Problems with Crossing the Border’ Bery A, Murray P. , in Dislocations: Comparing Postcolonial Literatures :43-58 Macmillan. Basingstoke

Smyth GA. 1999. ‘Decolonization and Criticism: Towards a Theory of Irish Critical Discourse’ Graham C, Kirkland R. The Mechanics of Authenticity: Contemporary Irish Cultural Criticism :24-49 Macmillan and St Martin’s Press. Basingstoke and New York

Smyth GA. 1998. The Past, The Post and the Utterly Changed: Intellectual Responsibility and Irish Cultural Criticism Sammels N, Briggs S, Hyland P. Reviewing Ireland: Essays and Interviews from Irish Studies Review :240-249 Sulis Press. Bath 978-0952685661

Smyth GA. 1998. The Psychotic Tradition: Fantasy and Madness in the Contemporary Irish Novel Sammels N, Marshall A. Irish Encounters: Poetry, Politics and Prose Since 1880 :152-164 Sulis Press. Bath 978-0952685647

Smyth GA. 1997. Ethnicity and Language Childs P, Storry M. British Cultural Identities :241-276

Smyth GA. 1996. Writing about Writing and National Identity Hill T, Hughes W. Contemporary Writing and National Identity :8-17 Sulis Press. Bath 978-0952685609

Smyth GA. 1994. Irish Studies in the 1990s: Contexts and Communities La Europa de los Pueblos: Voz Y Forma :141-156 Portico Librerias. Zaragoza

Book

Smyth GA. 2016. Celtic Tiger Blues: Music and Modern Irish Identity Ashgate. Farnham

Smyth GA. 2015. The Judas Kiss: Treason and Betrayal in Six Modern Irish Novels :i-248 Manchester University Press. Manchester 978-0-7190-8853-7 >Link

Campbell S, Smyth G. 2005. Beautiful Day: Forty Years of Irish Rock Attic Pr 9780953535354

Smyth G. 2005. Noisy Island: A Short History of Irish Popular Music Cork Univ Pr

Smyth G. 2001. Space and the Irish Cultural Imagination Palgrave Macmillan 9780333794074

Ashplant TG, Smyth G. 2001. Explorations in Cultural History Pluto Pr 9780745315126

Smyth G. 1998. Decolonisation and Criticism: The Construction of Irish Literature Pluto Pr 9780745312323

Smyth GA. 1998. Space and Place: The Geographies of Literature Norquay G, Smyth GA. :9-413 Liverpool John Moores University Press. Liverpool

Smyth G. 1997. The Novel and the Nation: Studies in the New Irish Fiction Pluto Pr

Other

Smyth GA. 2016. What the Brother Did in 1916 Irish Studies Review,

Smyth GA. 2014. Foreword :xi-xii

Smyth GA. 2014. 'Introduction :2-3

Smyth GA. 2013. Twenty-seven entries amounting to 6,500 words in the Encyclopedia of Music in Ireland (Dublin: University College Dublin Press, 2013). White H.

Smyth GA. 2005. ‘Cybercriticism’, ‘Differend’, ‘Ecocriticism’, and ‘Rhizome’

Smyth GA. 2005. Irish Literature Booker MK. 2 :369-371

Smyth GA. 2001. Focus interview in the British Association for Irish Studies Newsletter 28 (October 2001), 2-6 British Association for Irish Studies Newsletter, :2-6

Smyth GA. 1998. Research Resources in the Humanities and Media & Cultural Studies :1-110

Smyth GA. 1996. 'Contemporary Irish Literature' entry in The Rough Guide to Ireland :608-617

Smyth GA. Sing When You're Winning: The National Anthem Debate TheJournal, >Public Url

Dataset

Smyth GA. 2015. James Joyce's 'Chamber Music': An Online Learning Resource

Book review

Smyth GA. 2015. Matthew Schultz, Haunted Historiographies: The Rhetoric of Ideology in Postcolonial Irish Fiction Canadian Journal of Irish Studies,

Smyth GA. 2014. Susan H. Motherway, The Globalization of Irish Traditional Song Performance Popular Music, :551-552

Smyth GA. 2013. Conor Carville, The Ends of Ireland: Criticism, History, Subjectivity Irish Studies Review, :249-251

Smyth GA. 2013. Angela Moran, Irish Music Abroad: Diasporic Sounds in Birmingham Popular Music, :552-553

Smyth GA. 2013. George O'Brien, The Irish Novel 1960-2010 Irish Studies Review, :370-371

Smyth GA. 2012. Derek Hand, A History of the Irish Novel Estudios Irlandeses, :312-314

Smyth GA. 2011. Peter Mills, Hymns to the Silence: Inside the Words and Music of Van Morrison Irish Studies Review, :242-244

Smyth GA. 2008. Wanda Balzano, Anne Mulhall and Moynagh Sullivan (eds), Irish Postmodernisms and Popular Culture Irish Studies Review, :85-86

Smyth GA. 2008. John Wilson Foster (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to the Irish Novel Estudios Irlandeses, :209-211

Smyth GA. 2002. June Skinner Sawyers, The Complete Guide to Celtic Music: From the Highland Bagpipe and Riverdance to U2 and Enya Popular Music, :156-158

Smyth GA. 2002. Edna Longley and Declan Kiberd, Multiculturalism: The View from the Two Irelands Irish Studies Review, :341-342

Smyth GA. 2001. Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, 'Who Do We Think We Are? Imagining the New Britain' The Journal for the Study of British Cultures, :98-99

Smyth GA. 2001. U2, 'All That You Can’t Leave Behind', and Sinead O’Connor, 'Faith and Courage' Irish Studies Review, :288-290

Smyth GA. 2000. Hugo Hamilton, 'Sad Bastard' Irish Studies Review, :179-181

Smyth GA. 2000. P.J. Mathews, 'New Voices in Irish Criticism' Irish Times, :10-10

Smyth GA. 1999. Harry White, The Keeper's Recital: Music and Cultural History in Ireland Irish Studies Review, :156-158

Smyth GA. 1999. Ciaran Carson, 'Last Night’s Fun: A Book about Music, Food and Time' Irish Studies Review, :137-138

Smyth GA. 1998. Review of Joep Leerssen, Remembrance and Imagination: Patterns in the Historical and Literary Imagination of Ireland in the Nineteenth Century Irish Studies Review, :188-189

Smyth GA. 1997. Emma Donoghue, Hood; Mary Morrissey, Mother of Pearl; Kate O’Riordan, Involved Irish Studies Review, :51-53

Smyth GA. 1996. Colin Bateman, Three Novels Irish Studies Review, :49-51

Smyth GA. 1994. David Lloyd, 'Anomalous States: Irish Writing and the Post-colonial Moment' Irish Studies Review, 7 :44-45

Smyth GA. 1993. Brian Friel, Wonderful tennessee Irish Studies Review, 4 :27-28

Smyth GA. 1993. Ngugi wa Thiong'o, Decolonising the Mind: The Politics of Language in African Literature Irish Studies Review, 3.2 :336-338

Composition

Smyth GA. 2015. Nora & Jim

Smyth GA. 2013. Will the Real Flann O'Brien ...? A Life in Five Scenes

Smyth GA. 2012. James Joyce's 'Chamber Music': New 'Folkish' Settings of the Thirty-Six Lyrics

Smyth GA. 2011. 'The Brother'

Thesis/Dissertation

Smyth GA. 1994. Decolonisation and Criticism: A Study of the Relationship between Political Decolonisation and Literary Criticism in Ireland, with Special Emphasis on the Period 1948-1958 Richards S. University of Staffordshire

Performance

Smyth GA. The Brother

Smyth GA. Will the Real Flann O'Brien ...? A Life in Five Scenes

Smyth GA. Will the Real Flann O'Brien ...? A Life in Five Scenes

Smyth GA. The Brother

Smyth GA. A performance of my one-act play 'The Brother' based on the work of Flann O'Brien

Smyth GA. 'The Brother'

Smyth GA. 'The Brother'

Smyth GA. 'The Brother'

Smyth GA. 'The Brother'

Smyth GA. 'The Brother'

Smyth GA. 'The Brother'

Smyth GA. 'The Brother'

Smyth GA. Will the Real Flann O'Brien...? A Life in Five Scenes

Smyth GA. James Joyce's 'Chamber Music'

Smyth GA. Nora & Jim

Smyth GA. The Brother

Smyth GA. The Brother

Smyth GA. The Brother

Smyth GA. The Brother

Smyth GA. James Joyce's 'Chamber Music'

Smyth GA. James Joyce's 'Chamber Music'

Smyth GA. James Joyce's 'Chamber Music'

Smyth GA. James Joyce's 'Chamber Music'

Smyth GA. James Joyce's 'Chamber Music'

Smyth GA. James Joyce's 'Chamber Music'

Smyth GA. James Joyce's 'Chamber Music'

Smyth GA. James Joyce's 'Chamber Music'

Smyth GA. James Joyce's 'Chamber Music'

Smyth GA. James Joyce's 'Chamber Music'

Smyth GA. James Joyce's 'Chamber Music'

Smyth GA. James Joyce's 'Chamber Music'

Smyth GA. James Joyce's 'Chamber Music'

Smyth GA. James Joyce's 'Chamber Music'

Smyth GA. James Joyce's 'Chamber Music'

Smyth GA. Roll & Go: Songs of Liverpool and the Sea

Smyth GA. Roll & Go: Songs of Liverpool and the Sea

Smyth GA. Roll & Go: Songs of Liverpool and the Sea

Smyth GA. Roll & Go: Songs of Liverpool and the Sea

Smyth GA. Roll & Go: Songs of Liverpool and the Sea

Smyth GA. Roll & Go: Songs of Liverpool and the Sea

Smyth GA. Roll & Go: Songs of Liverpool and the Sea

Smyth GA. Shanty Mob: Songs of Liverpool and the Sea

Smyth G. Will The Real Flann O'Brien... A Life in Five Scenes

Smyth G. Will The Real Flann O'Brien...A Life in Five Scenes

Smyth G. Will The Real Flann O'Brien...? A Life in Five Scenes

Smyth G. The Brother

Smyth G. The Brother

Smyth G. The Brother

Sherlock A, Smyth G. A Drink With Brendan Behan. Stage Play

Engagement & Impact

Award:

Michael J. Durkin Prize for Best Book in Literary or Cultural Studies for Music in Irish Cultural History (2009), American Conference for Irish Studies, http://www.acisweb.com/index.php

Michael J. Durkan Prize for Best Book published in Literary Criticism, Arts Criticism or Cultural Studies, American Conference for Irish Studies

Best Essay of the Year, Society for Name Studies in Britain and Ireland

Derek Elders Prize for Highest Mark in Cohort, Department of English, Liverpool Polytechnic

Michael J. Durkin Prize for Best Book in Literary or Cultural Studies for Music in Irish Cultural History (2009), American Conference for Irish Studies, http://www.acisweb.com/index.php

Michael J. Durkan Prize for Best Book published in Literary Criticism, Arts Criticism or Cultural Studies, American Conference for Irish Studies

Best Essay of the Year, Society for Name Studies in Britain and Ireland

Derek Elders Prize for Highest Mark in Cohort, Department of English, Liverpool Polytechnic

Michael J. Durkin Prize for Best Book in Literary or Cultural Studies for Music in Irish Cultural History (2009), American Conference for Irish Studies, http://www.acisweb.com/index.php

Michael J. Durkan Prize for Best Book published in Literary Criticism, Arts Criticism or Cultural Studies, American Conference for Irish Studies

Best Essay of the Year, Society for Name Studies in Britain and Ireland

Derek Elders Prize for Highest Mark in Cohort, Department of English, Liverpool Polytechnic

Michael J. Durkin Prize for Best Book in Literary or Cultural Studies for Music in Irish Cultural History (2009), American Conference for Irish Studies, http://www.acisweb.com/index.php

Michael J. Durkan Prize for Best Book published in Literary Criticism, Arts Criticism or Cultural Studies, American Conference for Irish Studies

Best Essay of the Year, Society for Name Studies in Britain and Ireland

Derek Elders Prize for Highest Mark in Cohort, Department of English, Liverpool Polytechnic

Michael J. Durkin Prize for Best Book in Literary or Cultural Studies for Music in Irish Cultural History (2009), American Conference for Irish Studies, http://www.acisweb.com/index.php

Michael J. Durkan Prize for Best Book published in Literary Criticism, Arts Criticism or Cultural Studies, American Conference for Irish Studies

Best Essay of the Year, Society for Name Studies in Britain and Ireland

Derek Elders Prize for Highest Mark in Cohort, Department of English, Liverpool Polytechnic

Editorial boards:

Irish Studies Review, Editorial Advisor

Irish Studies Review, Editorial Advisor

Irish Studies Review, Editorial Advisor

Irish Studies Review, Editorial Advisor

Irish Studies Review, Editorial Advisor

External PGR examinations performed:

University of Sussex, PhD, Identity Politics and Textual Discourse in Post-Partition Ireland

University of Limerick, PhD, The State of the Nation: Nation, Religion and Gender in the Work of Dermot Bolger

University of Limerick, PhD, Vagabonds of the Western Worlds: Continuities, Tensions and the Development of Irish Rock Music 1968-78

University of Edinburgh, PhD, The Cynic Sensibility in British Popular Literature and Music, 1950-1987

University of Sussex, PhD, Identity Politics and Textual Discourse in Post-Partition Ireland

University of Limerick, PhD, The State of the Nation: Nation, Religion and Gender in the Work of Dermot Bolger

University of Limerick, PhD, Vagabonds of the Western Worlds: Continuities, Tensions and the Development of Irish Rock Music 1968-78

University of Edinburgh, PhD, The Cynic Sensibility in British Popular Literature and Music, 1950-1987

University of Sussex, PhD, Identity Politics and Textual Discourse in Post-Partition Ireland

University of Limerick, PhD, The State of the Nation: Nation, Religion and Gender in the Work of Dermot Bolger

University of Limerick, PhD, Vagabonds of the Western Worlds: Continuities, Tensions and the Development of Irish Rock Music 1968-78

University of Edinburgh, PhD, The Cynic Sensibility in British Popular Literature and Music, 1950-1987

University of Sussex, PhD, Identity Politics and Textual Discourse in Post-Partition Ireland

University of Limerick, PhD, The State of the Nation: Nation, Religion and Gender in the Work of Dermot Bolger

University of Limerick, PhD, Vagabonds of the Western Worlds: Continuities, Tensions and the Development of Irish Rock Music 1968-78

University of Edinburgh, PhD, The Cynic Sensibility in British Popular Literature and Music, 1950-1987

University of Sussex, PhD, Identity Politics and Textual Discourse in Post-Partition Ireland

University of Limerick, PhD, The State of the Nation: Nation, Religion and Gender in the Work of Dermot Bolger

University of Limerick, PhD, Vagabonds of the Western Worlds: Continuities, Tensions and the Development of Irish Rock Music 1968-78

University of Edinburgh, PhD, The Cynic Sensibility in British Popular Literature and Music, 1950-1987

Media Coverage:

Talking Head on 'Val Doonican Rocks!', broadcast on BBC4 Television on Easter Sunday 2009 and three times subsequently.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/liverpool/content/articles/2006/04/18/radiomerseyside_pres_folkscene_feature.shtml, Folkscene, two one-hour shows on BBC Radio Merseyside (27.092012; 10.10.2012), discussing my album 'Across the Western Ocean: Songs of Liverpool and the Sea'.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03hdsbk, 'Danny Boy' - The Ballad that Bewitched the World, Friday, November 2013.

Talking Head on 'Val Doonican Rocks!', broadcast on BBC4 Television on Easter Sunday 2009 and three times subsequently.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/liverpool/content/articles/2006/04/18/radiomerseyside_pres_folkscene_feature.shtml, Folkscene, two one-hour shows on BBC Radio Merseyside (27.092012; 10.10.2012), discussing my album 'Across the Western Ocean: Songs of Liverpool and the Sea'.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03hdsbk, 'Danny Boy' - The Ballad that Bewitched the World, Friday, November 2013.

Talking Head on 'Val Doonican Rocks!', broadcast on BBC4 Television on Easter Sunday 2009 and three times subsequently.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/liverpool/content/articles/2006/04/18/radiomerseyside_pres_folkscene_feature.shtml, Folkscene, two one-hour shows on BBC Radio Merseyside (27.092012; 10.10.2012), discussing my album 'Across the Western Ocean: Songs of Liverpool and the Sea'.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03hdsbk, 'Danny Boy' - The Ballad that Bewitched the World, Friday, November 2013.

Talking Head on 'Val Doonican Rocks!', broadcast on BBC4 Television on Easter Sunday 2009 and three times subsequently.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/liverpool/content/articles/2006/04/18/radiomerseyside_pres_folkscene_feature.shtml, Folkscene, two one-hour shows on BBC Radio Merseyside (27.092012; 10.10.2012), discussing my album 'Across the Western Ocean: Songs of Liverpool and the Sea'.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03hdsbk, 'Danny Boy' - The Ballad that Bewitched the World, Friday, November 2013.

Talking Head on 'Val Doonican Rocks!', broadcast on BBC4 Television on Easter Sunday 2009 and three times subsequently.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/liverpool/content/articles/2006/04/18/radiomerseyside_pres_folkscene_feature.shtml, Folkscene, two one-hour shows on BBC Radio Merseyside (27.092012; 10.10.2012), discussing my album 'Across the Western Ocean: Songs of Liverpool and the Sea'.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03hdsbk, 'Danny Boy' - The Ballad that Bewitched the World, Friday, November 2013.

Other invited event:

James Joyce Summer School, Trieste, Italy, Plenary Lecture

'The Brother', Trieste, Italy, Performance of one-act, two-man play entitled 'The Brother' written by Gery Smyth, before the James Joyce Conference.

New Directions in Irish Music and Dance, Irish Studies Centre, National University of Ireland, Galway, Plenary Lecture

Litpop: Writing and Popular Music, University of Northumbria, Keynote Lecture entitled ‘Waiting for the Performance to Begin: The Musical Imagination of Kazuo Ishiguro’

Irish Theatrical Diaspora Conference, Manchester Metropolitan University, Plenary Lecture entitled ‘Stereotyping and the Musical “Text-as-Event”: The Case of the Pogues’

Liverpool Hope Literary Festival, Liverpool Hope, Cornerstone Everton Campus, A Public Conversation with American Novelist Douglas Cowie

Travel: Across the Disciplines (Inaugural Liverpool Travel Seminar), University of Liverpool, Plenary Lecture entitled ‘The English Traveller in Ireland in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries'

Selections from James Joyce's Chamber Music: Tour, Nejmegen (Holland); Brussels, Kortrijk, Leuven (Belgium); Reyjkavik (Iceland); Lille, Paris, Rennes (France), A tour of various European cultural institutions funded by EFACIS, the European Federation for Associations and Centres of Irish Studies, performing selections from an original musical version of Joyce's poetry cycle.

Performance of selected material from James Joyce's Chamber Music., Liverpool Central Library, A performance of selected material from an original musical version of Joyce's poetry cycle, to celebrate the re-opening of Liverpool Central Library.

'The Brother', Elelanor Rathbone Theatre, University of Liverpool, A commissioned performance of an original two-man play for the Institute of Irish Studies at Liverpool University.

'The Brother', Kings College, University of Aberdeen, A commissioned performance of an original two-man play as part of the University of Aberdeen's May Festival.

Shanty Performance, Merseyside Maritime Museum, A performance of selected shanty material at Liverpool's Maritime Museum as part of the River Festival.

James Joyce Summer School, University of Trieste, Italy, Plenary Lecture and Performance of Selected Material from James Joyce's Chamber Music

James Joyce Summer School, Trieste, Italy, Plenary Lecture

'The Brother', Trieste, Italy, Performance of one-act, two-man play entitled 'The Brother' written by Gery Smyth, before the James Joyce Conference.

New Directions in Irish Music and Dance, Irish Studies Centre, National University of Ireland, Galway, Plenary Lecture

Litpop: Writing and Popular Music, University of Northumbria, Keynote Lecture entitled ‘Waiting for the Performance to Begin: The Musical Imagination of Kazuo Ishiguro’

Irish Theatrical Diaspora Conference, Manchester Metropolitan University, Plenary Lecture entitled ‘Stereotyping and the Musical “Text-as-Event”: The Case of the Pogues’

Liverpool Hope Literary Festival, Liverpool Hope, Cornerstone Everton Campus, A Public Conversation with American Novelist Douglas Cowie

Travel: Across the Disciplines (Inaugural Liverpool Travel Seminar), University of Liverpool, Plenary Lecture entitled ‘The English Traveller in Ireland in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries'

Selections from James Joyce's Chamber Music: Tour, Nejmegen (Holland); Brussels, Kortrijk, Leuven (Belgium); Reyjkavik (Iceland); Lille, Paris, Rennes (France), A tour of various European cultural institutions funded by EFACIS, the European Federation for Associations and Centres of Irish Studies, performing selections from an original musical version of Joyce's poetry cycle.

Performance of selected material from James Joyce's Chamber Music., Liverpool Central Library, A performance of selected material from an original musical version of Joyce's poetry cycle, to celebrate the re-opening of Liverpool Central Library.

'The Brother', Elelanor Rathbone Theatre, University of Liverpool, A commissioned performance of an original two-man play for the Institute of Irish Studies at Liverpool University.

'The Brother', Kings College, University of Aberdeen, A commissioned performance of an original two-man play as part of the University of Aberdeen's May Festival.

Shanty Performance, Merseyside Maritime Museum, A performance of selected shanty material at Liverpool's Maritime Museum as part of the River Festival.

James Joyce Summer School, University of Trieste, Italy, Plenary Lecture and Performance of Selected Material from James Joyce's Chamber Music

James Joyce Summer School, Trieste, Italy, Plenary Lecture

'The Brother', Trieste, Italy, Performance of one-act, two-man play entitled 'The Brother' written by Gery Smyth, before the James Joyce Conference.

New Directions in Irish Music and Dance, Irish Studies Centre, National University of Ireland, Galway, Plenary Lecture

Litpop: Writing and Popular Music, University of Northumbria, Keynote Lecture entitled ‘Waiting for the Performance to Begin: The Musical Imagination of Kazuo Ishiguro’

Irish Theatrical Diaspora Conference, Manchester Metropolitan University, Plenary Lecture entitled ‘Stereotyping and the Musical “Text-as-Event”: The Case of the Pogues’

Liverpool Hope Literary Festival, Liverpool Hope, Cornerstone Everton Campus, A Public Conversation with American Novelist Douglas Cowie

Travel: Across the Disciplines (Inaugural Liverpool Travel Seminar), University of Liverpool, Plenary Lecture entitled ‘The English Traveller in Ireland in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries'

Selections from James Joyce's Chamber Music: Tour, Nejmegen (Holland); Brussels, Kortrijk, Leuven (Belgium); Reyjkavik (Iceland); Lille, Paris, Rennes (France), A tour of various European cultural institutions funded by EFACIS, the European Federation for Associations and Centres of Irish Studies, performing selections from an original musical version of Joyce's poetry cycle.

Performance of selected material from James Joyce's Chamber Music., Liverpool Central Library, A performance of selected material from an original musical version of Joyce's poetry cycle, to celebrate the re-opening of Liverpool Central Library.

'The Brother', Elelanor Rathbone Theatre, University of Liverpool, A commissioned performance of an original two-man play for the Institute of Irish Studies at Liverpool University.

'The Brother', Kings College, University of Aberdeen, A commissioned performance of an original two-man play as part of the University of Aberdeen's May Festival.

Shanty Performance, Merseyside Maritime Museum, A performance of selected shanty material at Liverpool's Maritime Museum as part of the River Festival.

James Joyce Summer School, University of Trieste, Italy, Plenary Lecture and Performance of Selected Material from James Joyce's Chamber Music

James Joyce Summer School, Trieste, Italy, Plenary Lecture

'The Brother', Trieste, Italy, Performance of one-act, two-man play entitled 'The Brother' written by Gery Smyth, before the James Joyce Conference.

New Directions in Irish Music and Dance, Irish Studies Centre, National University of Ireland, Galway, Plenary Lecture

Litpop: Writing and Popular Music, University of Northumbria, Keynote Lecture entitled ‘Waiting for the Performance to Begin: The Musical Imagination of Kazuo Ishiguro’

Irish Theatrical Diaspora Conference, Manchester Metropolitan University, Plenary Lecture entitled ‘Stereotyping and the Musical “Text-as-Event”: The Case of the Pogues’

Liverpool Hope Literary Festival, Liverpool Hope, Cornerstone Everton Campus, A Public Conversation with American Novelist Douglas Cowie

Travel: Across the Disciplines (Inaugural Liverpool Travel Seminar), University of Liverpool, Plenary Lecture entitled ‘The English Traveller in Ireland in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries'

Selections from James Joyce's Chamber Music: Tour, Nejmegen (Holland); Brussels, Kortrijk, Leuven (Belgium); Reyjkavik (Iceland); Lille, Paris, Rennes (France), A tour of various European cultural institutions funded by EFACIS, the European Federation for Associations and Centres of Irish Studies, performing selections from an original musical version of Joyce's poetry cycle.

Performance of selected material from James Joyce's Chamber Music., Liverpool Central Library, A performance of selected material from an original musical version of Joyce's poetry cycle, to celebrate the re-opening of Liverpool Central Library.

'The Brother', Elelanor Rathbone Theatre, University of Liverpool, A commissioned performance of an original two-man play for the Institute of Irish Studies at Liverpool University.

'The Brother', Kings College, University of Aberdeen, A commissioned performance of an original two-man play as part of the University of Aberdeen's May Festival.

Shanty Performance, Merseyside Maritime Museum, A performance of selected shanty material at Liverpool's Maritime Museum as part of the River Festival.

James Joyce Summer School, University of Trieste, Italy, Plenary Lecture and Performance of Selected Material from James Joyce's Chamber Music

James Joyce Summer School, Trieste, Italy, Plenary Lecture

'The Brother', Trieste, Italy, Performance of one-act, two-man play entitled 'The Brother' written by Gery Smyth, before the James Joyce Conference.

New Directions in Irish Music and Dance, Irish Studies Centre, National University of Ireland, Galway, Plenary Lecture

Litpop: Writing and Popular Music, University of Northumbria, Keynote Lecture entitled ‘Waiting for the Performance to Begin: The Musical Imagination of Kazuo Ishiguro’

Irish Theatrical Diaspora Conference, Manchester Metropolitan University, Plenary Lecture entitled ‘Stereotyping and the Musical “Text-as-Event”: The Case of the Pogues’

Liverpool Hope Literary Festival, Liverpool Hope, Cornerstone Everton Campus, A Public Conversation with American Novelist Douglas Cowie

Travel: Across the Disciplines (Inaugural Liverpool Travel Seminar), University of Liverpool, Plenary Lecture entitled ‘The English Traveller in Ireland in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries'

Selections from James Joyce's Chamber Music: Tour, Nejmegen (Holland); Brussels, Kortrijk, Leuven (Belgium); Reyjkavik (Iceland); Lille, Paris, Rennes (France), A tour of various European cultural institutions funded by EFACIS, the European Federation for Associations and Centres of Irish Studies, performing selections from an original musical version of Joyce's poetry cycle.

Performance of selected material from James Joyce's Chamber Music., Liverpool Central Library, A performance of selected material from an original musical version of Joyce's poetry cycle, to celebrate the re-opening of Liverpool Central Library.

'The Brother', Elelanor Rathbone Theatre, University of Liverpool, A commissioned performance of an original two-man play for the Institute of Irish Studies at Liverpool University.

'The Brother', Kings College, University of Aberdeen, A commissioned performance of an original two-man play as part of the University of Aberdeen's May Festival.

Shanty Performance, Merseyside Maritime Museum, A performance of selected shanty material at Liverpool's Maritime Museum as part of the River Festival.

James Joyce Summer School, University of Trieste, Italy, Plenary Lecture and Performance of Selected Material from James Joyce's Chamber Music