Eric Falc'her-Poyroux

Eric Falc'her-Poyroux
University of Tours | UFR · Département d'Anglais

Ph.D.

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Introduction
E. Falc’her-Poyroux is a Professor in English & Irish studies at the University of Tours, France. He completed his PhD in 1996 on “Ireland’s musical Identity” and is the author of several books on Ireland, as well as the producer of a CD of Irish music and a documentary on Irish music in France. His "Symphony 32" celebrating the 2022 centenary was played by the Irish Chamber Orchestra and Irish traditional musicians in King John's Castle (Limerick) in July 2022. http://www.falcher-poyroux.fr
Additional affiliations
September 2005 - August 2022
Polytech Nantes (Graduate school of engineering)
Position
  • Senior Lecturer
Description
  • Head of the language department
September 2005 - August 2022
University of Nantes
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
October 2001 - October 2004
SOFEIR (French Society for Irish Studies) - Secretary
Position
  • Secretary
Education
September 1993 - December 1996
Université de Rennes 2
Field of study
  • Languages

Publications

Publications (44)
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It is a testimony to the power and importance of traditional music and songs, and remarkably so in Ireland, that illiterate people on the threshold of exile or death could find the strength to express their misfortunes in a poetic and elaborate form. This article proposes to examine songs dating from the Great Irish Famine in order to investigate t...
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Between 1800 and 1900, Ireland underwent changes that very few countries have ever experienced: a once vibrant language became synonymous with poverty and destitution and on average 20% of its population either left or died. In the process, the rural areas of the island suffered from a dislocation of their traditional communities, a fragmentation o...
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Over the past thirty years, Irish music has spread all over the world and, on a par with Irish literature in the twentieth century, has "put Ireland on the map". Celtic music festivals flourish in Tokyo or in Buenos Aires, Riverdance shows and their offshoots appear on several stages simultaneously, and hundreds of tourists invade Doolin's two main...
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her-Poyroux 2012 " There seems to be a curious delight in the feeling that the stranger knows far more than oneself and yet -being a stranger -understands nothing ". Conor Cruise O'Brien, States of Ireland. The last two decades have been in Ireland a period of strong economic growth, followed by an equally strong recession, and the concrete results...
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Peu de pays égalent l’Irlande dans sa réputation musicale. Car la musique irlandaise fascine : passée d’une petite île en marge d’un vieux continent à l’immense diaspora irlandaise, d’une profession aristocratique à une activité populaire, d’une existence essentiellement rurale à un engouement urbain, des petites cuisines aux scènes du monde, de la...
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Unlike other conquerors, the Irish have undoubtedly subjugated the world in the most peaceful and joyful of manners: with their music, songs and dances. Every city in Europe and beyond now has its own Irish pubs, and most have their Irish music sessions and set-dancing classes where European nationals join in and become musically Hiberniores Hibern...
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Abstract - entry 'Celtic music' (E. Falc'her-Poyroux) in 'Music around the World - A Global Encyclopedia' by A. R. Martin & M Mihalka (ed.), ABC-Clio, 2020.
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Unlike the origins of the Celtic languages still spoken in Europe to this day – the Brittonic and the Gaelic branches, both subdivisions of Insular Celtic – the origins of what is termed today as “Celtic music” are extremely difficult to define in a systematic and methodical way, for lack of actual traces. We can only surmise that today’s jigs, ree...
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La Musique Irlandaise - Etienne Bours (compte-rendu de lecture)
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It is a testimony to the power and importance of traditional music and songs, and remarkably so in Ireland, that illiterate people on the threshold of exile or death could find the strength to express their misfortunes in a poetic and elaborate form. This article proposes to examine songs dating from the Great Irish Famine in order to investigate t...
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The Encyclopaedia of Music in Ireland Over ten years in the making, the Encyclopaedia of Music in Ireland (aka EMIR, pron. like Emer), is one of the many projects made possible by the Irish-American businessman Chuck Feeney, and notably co-funded by the Irish Research Council. Inspired by the 1980 New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, and th...
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L'Interceltisme musical : genèse d'une naissance On assiste depuis quelques décennies à la multiplication des festivals et des disques de « musique celtique » dans le monde entier. Pourtant, cette musique a sans doute peu de choses à voir avec ce que pouvaient jouer les musiciens du Moyen Âge irlandais, breton, écossais ou gallois, et sans doute e...
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Much has been said and written about the relationship between music and identity in Ireland, but very little has been attempted to academically explore Ireland's rock and pop identity in detail, despite "the sheer volume of quality" on "a relatively insignificant popular musical market", as defined by Martin McLoone and Noel McLaughlin. Their first...
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Two languages share today the musical expression of Ireland. The vast majority of serious studies in the 19th century, however, focuses on singing in Irish Gaelic, ignoring the considerable repertoire of songs composed in English. This vision of Irish musical expressions still can be seen and heard today. In this regard, Irish Gaelic is constantly...
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Les citations de présentation de cet ouvrage nous indiquent, entre autres, que l'on trouvera ici "un ouvrage exemplaire, original et raffiné" tant sur la musique irlandaise que sur les théories postcoloniales. Force est donc de constater qu'au travers de ses 203 pages de texte et 53 pages de notes, Leith Davis nous présente le fruit d'une réflexion...
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La musique en Irlande est de plus en plus fréquemment considérée comme l’une des principales industries de l’île. Mais certains désaccords sur les questions de droits d'auteurs sont au cœur des bouleversements qui agitent aujourd'hui l'ensemble des nations industrialisées, et cela dans de multiples domaines. En d'autres termes, la musique peut ici...
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Erick Falc'her-Poyroux Le point de départ de cette communication est le sentiment ancré parmi les protestants d'Irlande du Nord selon lequel la musique traditionnelle irlandaise ne lui appartient pas. Une dichotomie est ainsi établie entre deux groupes sociaux, voire pour certains entre deux cultures séparées, avec d'un côté du "mur de la paix" les...
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Après l'engouement suscité par le collectage au XIXe siècle, des Irlandais se regroupent afin de poursuivre et de prolonger ce travail en favorisant diverses facettes de la culture irlandaise : ainsi naissent les associations ayant pour objet la promotion de la musique traditionnelle irlandaise, dont la Ligue Gaélique, fondée le 31 juillet 1893 par...
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In the wake of the enthusiasm generated by "Celtic" music in the 70's, the music industry emerged in Ireland during the 80's, in traditional music circles as well as among rock-pop musicians. Groups like the Chieftains, who have been playing and recording for 40 years, or like U2, who have been loudly proclaiming their Irish origins around the worl...
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L'essor d'une musique urbaine en Irlande au XIXe et XXe siècles La période qui précède et suit immédiatement la première guerre mondiale représente l'un de plus profonds bouleversements qu'ait connu l'Europe depuis longtemps. Ce basculement vers un monde plus industriel, plus urbain, nécessite une reconstruction complète de la culture européenne et...
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Incluse dans une vaste conquête du marché mondial, la musique traditionnelle irlandaise se voit hissée au rang de produit commercial, le but restant essentiellement, et dans tous les cas, de développer l’image d’une Irlande culturelle fidèle à sa grande tradition de “ l’Irlande, pépinières d’artistes ”. Le second objectif est d’améliorer sensibleme...
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L'Univers musical irlandais : état des lieux. "Avant même la présence de musiciens ou de danseurs, tout développement d'une culture musicale repose sur le contexte qui la produit. Parmi ceux-ci, les lieux ayant accueilli la musique traditionnelle irlandaise depuis ses origines sont, somme toute, relativement peu nombreux : utilisée à des fins festi...
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A l'origine réservée aux druides, donc aux hommes, l'expression musicale en Irlande peut-être considérée aujourd'hui selon trois points de vue : la musique traditionnelle (instruments, chants et danses), la musique classique et la musique pop-rock. Les rôles furent longtemps, pour des raisons sociales, clairement répartis entre les deux sexes : le...
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Opinions about Irish traditional music today differ greatly, and its actors are to be met all over the world : one should undoubtedly see in these facts a confirmation of the incredible cultural renewal at work in Ireland today. The international recognition that music is thus granted establishes an actual mirror offered to a young nation in search...
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Les opinions sur la musique traditionnelle irlandaise sont désormais multiples, et ses acteurs se rencontrent dans le monde entier : on devra voir dans ces faits une confirmation de l'extraordinaire renouveau culturel à l'œuvre en Irlande aujourd'hui La reconnaissance internationale accordée à la musique établit ainsi un miroir offert à une nation...
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La harpe, emblème national du pays depuis le XIIIe siècle au moins, n'en reste pas moins l'un des instruments les moins joués à l'heure actuelle, au profit d'instruments tels que le uilleann pipes (la cornemuse irlandaise), le fiddle ou l'accordéon. L'histoire et l'évolution erratique des deux premiers cités nous fournissent ainsi l'occasion d'étab...

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GIS EIRE (Etudes irlandaises, réseaux et enjeux) The scientific partnership bringing together the laboratories and institutions is intended to pool skills and resources to develop a research programme dedicated to studying the development of Ireland and of its diaspora. This programme is divided into two main research strands : · Strand 1: THE IRISH DIASPORA: ECONOMIC ASPECTS, MIGRATION, INTEGRATION · Strand 2: HUMAN RIGHTS AND DEMOCRACY: WHICH IRISH MODELS? The principles and modalities are mainly intended to: · Pool networks and/or researchers who work in the same domains of research on Ireland and its diaspora into a scientific partnership that will highlight the consistency of fundamental research. · Structure networks, consolidate them and contact new institutions to encourage them to participate. · Develop projects, associate complementary skills and develop the recently created GIS E.I.R.E partnership abroad. This aspect of development of the group will progressively complete the initially formed network by contacting institutions and/or laboratories working in related fields to make them fully-fledged partners. · Organise international scientific events (seminars, study days, colloquia, exhibitions, publications, etc.) and develop a website dedicated to GIS E.I.R.E · Stimulate, encourage and support doctoral research and training through research linked to the main strands. · Implement external communication and joint representation among the various bodies likely to promote the Parties’ activities within GIS E.I.R.E Access the website here : https://www.giseire.org/