Dr Tríona O'Hanlon gave the second lecture in the Royal Irish Academy series on 'Discovering Thomas Moore' on Wednesday 30 October 2019 in Academy House.
This lecture series accompanied our exhibition 'Discovering Thomas Moore: Ireland in nineteenth-century Europe'. Curated by musicologist Dr Sarah McCleave, School of Arts, English & Languages, QUB, the exhibition exposes the breadth of Moore’s research and writing about Ireland and explores Moore’s role as an Irish writer with an international reputation in positioning Ireland within Europe through cultural exchange. It also addresses contemporary European fascination with the orient and Moore’s influential role in depicting eastern culture, particularly via his hugely successful work, Lalla Rookh.
Tríona O’Hanlon is a violinist and musicologist. She received her PhD in Musicology in 2012 from the Technological University Dublin. Tríona was a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow in Music at the School of Arts, English and Languages, Queen’s University Belfast for 2015–17 where she worked on the Horizon 2020 funded project ERIN: Europe’s Reception of the Irish Melodies and National Airs; Thomas Moore in Europe. She has held research fellowships at Marsh’s Library, Dublin (2014), The Royal Dublin Society Library and Archives (2015), and she was awarded a Royal Irish Academy Charlemont Grant for 2016. She is the first musicologist ever to receive the Carl H. Pforzheimer, Jr., Research Grant awarded by the Keats-Shelly Association of America (2017). Tríona’s research interests include the historiography of music in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Dublin; song culture and its dissemination; source studies and bibliography.
Other lectures in this series:
9 October, 2019: ‘Re-imagining Moore’ by Prof. Harry White, MRIA, School of Music, UCD
6 November, 2019: ‘Genius of the East? Moore's Orientalism’ by Dr Daniel Roberts, School of Arts, English & Languages, QUB
13 November, 2019: ‘Sentiment and song in Moore's Irish melodies and Lalla Rookh’ by Dr Sarah McCleave, School of Arts, English & Languages, QUB
20 November, 2019: ‘The politicization of the harp through Moore's Irish melodies’ by Prof. Úna Hunt, Conservatory of Music and Drama, TU Dublin