Néillidh Boyle (1889–1961) was an exceptional musician, performer, composer and folklorist. His music typifies that of a Master of the Art of Fiddle Playing, within both the Donegal Fiddle idiom to which he belongs and the wider Irish Traditional Music paradigm. He was born in Pennsylvania to emigrant parents from Donegal, but returned to Ireland at the age of ten where he pursued a long and successful career as a musician, spending his final year in Glasgow, Scotland. His music reflects the historical and geographical context of his life, and his perspective on traditional Irish music was conditioned by an underlying fear of its eventual disappearance. Néillidh made the unusual decision to voice these opinions, recording them along with his music, and providing an insight to the thoughts at the core of his playing.
|Title of host publication||Ón gCos go Cluas|
|Subtitle of host publication||From Dancing to Listening|
|Editors||Liz Doherty, Fintan Vallely|
|Publisher||Aberdeen University Press|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|
|Event||North Atlantic Fiddle Convention Conference - Northern Ireland, Derry/Londonderry, United Kingdom|
Duration: 27 Jun 2012 → 1 Jul 2012
|Name||Fiddle and Dance Studies from around the North Atlantic 5|
|Conference||North Atlantic Fiddle Convention Conference|
|Period||27/06/12 → 1/07/12|
Boyle, K. (2019). Néillidh Boyle: replacing traditional concepts of storytelling in exploration of the acoustic art. In L. Doherty, & F. Vallely (Eds.), Ón gCos go Cluas : From Dancing to Listening (pp. 30-37). (Fiddle and Dance Studies from around the North Atlantic 5). Aberdeen University Press.