Lecturer
Bealoideas
1 Elderwood
College Road
University College Cork

T: +353 21 490 2598
E: c.ogealbhain@ucc.ie

Is ceoltóir agus amhránaí mé, a thug tamall leis an ngrúpa ceoil traidisiúnta, Danú. Tá cúlra agam i léiritheoireacht teilifíse; chaith mé roinnt bhlianta ag obair mar mhaor fuaime agus mar eagarthóir/stiúrthóir leis an gcomhlacht teilifíse Nemeton Teo. Bhaineas céim sa Léann Dúchais agus sa Ghaeilge ó COC sa bhliain 2006 agus cáilíocht mhúinteoireachta an bhliain dar gceann. Chaitheas seal ag obair mar mhúinteoir meánscoile, sarar fhilleas an athuair ar Roinn an Bhéaloidis, COC, mar a bhfuil tráchtas dochtúireachta á scríobh agam, faoi stiúir an Dra Stiofán Ó Cadhla, ar ghnéithe de thraidisiún amhránaíochta na nDéise. Táim ag léachtóireacht faoi láthair i Roinn an Bhéaloidis, ag múineadh ar chúrsaí céime na Roinne, Béaloideas agus Folklore. Táim ar dhuine d'eagarthóirí Béascna, Iris Bhéaloideasa agus Eitneolaíochta COC, ó 2008 i leith, agus feidhmím mar eagarthóir sinsearach ar an iris chéanna sin ó 2012.  


I am a musician and singer, who has travelled extensively in the past with the Irish traditional music group, Danú. With a background in television production, I worked for a number of years as a sound technician and editor/director with the TV production company Nemeton Teo. Graduating from UCC in 2006 with a degree in Gaeilge and An Léann Dúchais, I completed the PGDE in 2007, also in UCC, and after a brief period teaching at second level, returned to UCC and Roinn an Bhéaloidis/the Dept. of Folklore and Ethnology, where I am currently working on a doctoral thesis concerning various aspects of the song tradition of my native county of Waterford, under the supervision of Dr Stiofán Ó Cadhla. I currently lecture on the Béaloideas and Folklore programmes at UCC, and have co-edited Béascna, UCC Journal of Folklore and Ethnology, since 2008. I have acted as senior editor to the Journal since 2012.


Research Interests

Tá suim á cur le fada agam i dtraidisiún amhránaíochta na hÉireann, agus go háirithe san amhránaíocht mar a chleachtaítí agus mar a chleactaítear fós i gcontae Phort Láirge í. Féachtar sa tráchtas dochtúireachta agam ar cheisteanna a bhaineann le seachadadh agus le sealbhú na n-amhrán i measc an phobail sna Déise. Cuirim spéis i bhfás agus i dteacht chun cinn an náisiúnachais ar Mhór-roinn na hEorpa agus in Éirinn sa 19ú agus sa 20ú haois, agus a mhéid agus a chuaigh an ghluaiseacht sin i bhfeidhm orthusan a raibh díolaimí amhrán á gcur in eagar acu in Éirinn na tréimhse sin agus, go deimhin, ar stór amhrán na ndaoine i bhfad na haimsire. Tá suim dá réir sin agam i bpréamhacha an náisiúnachais agus léann an dúchais, in Éirinn agus i dtíortha nach í; sa phrimitíbheacas, agus i dteacht chun cinn an rómánsachais, ‘the largest recent movement to transform the lives and the thought of the Western world’ (Berlin, 1999); agus i stair léann an bhéaloidis agus na heitneolaíochta trí chéile.

 

I have long held an interest in the Irish song tradition and in particular that of the Déise area. My doctoral thesis comprises an archival and ethnographic-based study of the song tradition of the county of Waterford, with a particular focus on the Gaeltacht area of that county. Song transmission and acquisition within the community are examined with regard to repertoire, performance and style through extensive archival and field research. I have a particular interest in the rise of nationalism as a European-wide phenomenon in the 19th and early 20th century, and in how nationalism has informed the efforts of those who compiled Irish song collections in the past and, indeed, the repertoire as practiced in the community today, with the passage of time. Related to this is an interest in primitivism, and romanticism, ‘the largest recent movement to transform the lives and the thought of the Western world’ (Berlin, 1999), the movement from which nationalism and the study of folklore were to evolve.

Edited Books

YearPublication
(2015)
Ó Gealbháin, C., M. Nic an Airchinnigh agus Stiofán Ó Cadhla (Ed.). (2015) An Bhfuil an Boss Istigh?. Corcaigh: Roinn an Bhéaloidis, COC. [Details]

Book Chapters

YearPublication
(2012)'Dhá Amhrán a Bhailigh Liam de Noraidh in Iarthar Déise'
Ó Gealbháin, Ciarán (2012) 'Dhá Amhrán a Bhailigh Liam de Noraidh in Iarthar Déise' In: Sean, Nua agus Síoraíocht: Féilscríbhinn in ómós do Dháithí Ó hÓgáin. Baile Átha Cliath: Coisceim. [Details]

Conference Publications

YearPublication
(2013)Sealbhú an Traidisiúin
Ó Gealbháin (2013) 'Caoineadh Liam Uí Raghallaigh' agus a Thuras Aduaidh . In: uí Ógáin, R. le N. Ní Shiadhail & M. Ní Urdail eds. Sealbhú an Traidisiúin UCD, , 20-MAY-11 , pp.13-24 [Details]

Articles

YearPublication
(2015)Raiftearaí's 'Máire Ní Eidhin' in the Waterford Song Tradition.
Ó Gealbháin, Ciarán (2015) Raiftearaí's 'Máire Ní Eidhin' in the Waterford Song Tradition. Béascna 9: Articles [Details]
(2013)Diversion Aerach: 'Aonach Bhearna na Gaoithe' agus an saol in Éirinn sa naoú haois déag.
Ó Gealbháin, Ciarán (2013) Diversion Aerach: 'Aonach Bhearna na Gaoithe' agus an saol in Éirinn sa naoú haois déag. Béaloideas 81: Articles [Details]
(2011)Piaras Mac Gearailt, Máire Ní Dhonnagáin agus 'Bata na Bachaille' in Iarthar Déise.
Ó Gealbháin, Ciarán (2011) Piaras Mac Gearailt, Máire Ní Dhonnagáin agus 'Bata na Bachaille' in Iarthar Déise. An Linn Bhuí 15: Articles [Details]
(2010)Londubh an Chairn: Leabhar dá Ré.
Ó Gealbháin, Ciarán; (2010) Londubh an Chairn: Leabhar dá Ré. Béascna 6: Articles [Details]
(2006)Idir Dhá Shaol sa mBuí-Chnoc: Stair agus Seanchas san amhrán 'Pilib Séimh Ceart Ó Fathaigh.
Ó Gealbháin, Ciarán; (2006) Idir Dhá Shaol sa mBuí-Chnoc: Stair agus Seanchas san amhrán 'Pilib Séimh Ceart Ó Fathaigh. An Linn Bhuí 10: Articles [Details]

Journal Volume Edited

YearPublication
(2015)Béascna 9: Iris Bhéaloideasa agus Eitneolaíochta/Journal of Folklore and Ethnology.
Ó Gealbháin, C. le Angun Sønnesyn Olsen (2015) Béascna 9: Iris Bhéaloideasa agus Eitneolaíochta/Journal of Folklore and Ethnology. Cork: Journal Volume Edited [Details]
(2013)Béascna 8: Iris Bhéaloideasa agus Eitneolaíochta/Journal of Folklore and Ethnology.
Ó Gealbháin, C. le Tríona Ní Shíocháin, Angun Sønnesyn Olsen & John Eastlake (2013) Béascna 8: Iris Bhéaloideasa agus Eitneolaíochta/Journal of Folklore and Ethnology. Cork: Journal Volume Edited [Details]
(2011)Béascna 7: Iris Bhéaloideasa agus Eitneolaíochta/Journal of Folklore and Ethnology.
Ó Gealbháin, Ciarán le Seán Ó Duinnshléibhe, Angun Sønnesyn Olsen & John Eastlake (2011) Béascna 7: Iris Bhéaloideasa agus Eitneolaíochta/Journal of Folklore and Ethnology. Cork: Journal Volume Edited [Details]
(2010)Béascna 6: Iris Bhéaloideasa agus Eitneolaíochta COC / UCC Journal of Folklore and Ethnology.
Ó Gealbháin, C. le Seán Ó Duinnshléibhe, Angun Sønnesyn Olsen & John Eastlake; (2010) Béascna 6: Iris Bhéaloideasa agus Eitneolaíochta COC / UCC Journal of Folklore and Ethnology. Cork: Journal Volume Edited [Details]
(2009)Béascna 5: Iris Bhéaloideasa agus Eitneolaíochta COC / UCC Journal of Folklore and Ethnology.
Ó Gealbháin, C. le Seán Ó Duinnshléibhe & Angun Sønnesyn Olsen ; (2009) Béascna 5: Iris Bhéaloideasa agus Eitneolaíochta COC / UCC Journal of Folklore and Ethnology. Cork: Journal Volume Edited [Details]
(2008)Béascna 4: Iris Bhéaloideasa agus Eitneolaíochta COC / UCC Journal of Folklore and Ethnology.
Ó Gealbháin, C. le Seán Ó Duinnshléibhe & Angun Sønnesyn Olsen ; (2008) Béascna 4: Iris Bhéaloideasa agus Eitneolaíochta COC / UCC Journal of Folklore and Ethnology. Cork: Journal Volume Edited [Details]

Book Reviews

YearPublication
(2013)Bealoideas 81: Review – 'Ancestral Imprints: Histories of Irish Traditional Music and Dance', edited by Thérèse Smith.
Ó Gealbháin, Ciarán (2013) Bealoideas 81: Review – 'Ancestral Imprints: Histories of Irish Traditional Music and Dance', edited by Thérèse Smith. Baile Átha Cliath: Book Reviews [Details]
(2013)Béascna 8: Léirmheas – 'Bláth 's Craobh na nÚdar: Amhráin Mháire Bhuí', le Tríona Ní Shíocháin.
Ó Gealbháin, Ciarán (2013) Béascna 8: Léirmheas – 'Bláth 's Craobh na nÚdar: Amhráin Mháire Bhuí', le Tríona Ní Shíocháin. Corcaigh: Book Reviews [Details]
(2008)Béascna 4 – Léirmheas: 'Seosamh Ó hÉanaí: Nár fhágha mé bás choíche' le Liam Mac Con Iomaire.
Ó Gealbháin, Ciarán; (2008) Béascna 4 – Léirmheas: 'Seosamh Ó hÉanaí: Nár fhágha mé bás choíche' le Liam Mac Con Iomaire. Corcaigh: Book Reviews [Details]

Electronic Source

YearPublication
(2008)Bunachar Amhrán/Song Database: seannosbeo.ie.
Ó Gealbháin, Ciarán; (2008) Bunachar Amhrán/Song Database: seannosbeo.ie. Electronic Source Globe icon [Details]

Video recording / TV

YearPublication
(2014)Liam Clancy, Mo Chara.
Ó Gealbháin, C. [Programme Contributor] (2014) Liam Clancy, Mo Chara. TG 4, Baile na hAbhann, Co. na Gaillimhe: Video recording / TV [Details]
(2008)Ceol ón gCroí: An Gorta Mór.
Ó Gealbháin, Ciarán [Writer, Presenter] (2008) Ceol ón gCroí: An Gorta Mór. TG4, Baile na hAbhann, Co. na Gaillimhe: Video recording / TV [Details]

Guest Speaker

YearPublication
(2014)Waterford Festival of Food, Invited Speaker – ‘Capall na hOibre’: Bia in Amhráin na nDaoine.
Ciarán Ó Gealbháin (2014) Waterford Festival of Food, Invited Speaker – ‘Capall na hOibre’: Bia in Amhráin na nDaoine. Guest Speaker [Details]

CD

YearPublication
(2010)Danú: Seanchas.
Ó Gealbháin, Ciarán le Danú; (2010) Danú: Seanchas. CD [Details]
(2002)Danú: All Things Considered.
Ó Gealbháin, Ciarán & Danú; (2002) Danú: All Things Considered. New Jersey: CD [Details]
(2000)The Chieftains: Going to the Well for Water.
Ó Gealbháin, Ciarán le The Chieftains ; (2000) The Chieftains: Going to the Well for Water. CD [Details]
(2000)Danú: Think Before You Think!.
Ó Gealbháin, Ciarán & Danú; (2000) Danú: Think Before You Think!. New Jersey: CD [Details]
(1998)Cois Mara Thoir sa Rinn.
Ó Gealbháin, Ciarán et al.; (1998) Cois Mara Thoir sa Rinn. An Rinn ó gCuanach, Co. Phort Láirge: CD [Details]
(1996)Colm Murphy: An Bodhrán - The Irish Drum.
Ó Gealbhain, Ciarán le Colm Murphy & Alec Finn; (1996) Colm Murphy: An Bodhrán - The Irish Drum. CD [Details]

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2014Buaiteoir/Winner, Corn Cuimhneacháin Chiaráin Uí Chon Ceanainn Oireachtas na Gaeilge
2009IRCHSS Postgraduate Scholarship IRCHSS
2004Dr HH Stewart Literary Prize (Gaeilge) NUI
2001Amhránaí na Bliana, Gradam Ceoil TG4 TG4

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Comhlucht Forbartha na nDéise Board Member/Ball den Bhord Stiúrtha15-OCT-08 /
Coláiste na Rinne Teo. Member of Steering Committee/Ball den Choiste Stiúrtha01-JUL-10 /
Meánscoil San Nioclás, An Rinn ua gCuanach Member of Board of Managment/Ball den Bhord Bainistíochta01-JAN-11 /
An Cumann le Béaloideas Éireann/Folklore of Ireland Society Member of the Society01-OCT-14 /

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
Cork University Press Editorial Subcommittee Committee Member2012 / 2015
Placement Module PX 2000, CACSSS, UCC Academic mentor2014 / 2015
Risk Assessment – Phase 2, CACSSS, UCC School Representative2013 / 2014
UCC First Year Experience Working Group Committee member2013 / 2014
Coiste Feabhais Roinn an Bhéaloidis, COC/ Department of Folklore and Ethnology Quality Review Committee, UCC Committee Member2011 / 2015
Cork Folklore Project Member of Steering Committee and Advisory Board2011 / 2015
Editorial Board, Béaloideas: The Journal of the Folklore of Ireland Society. Member of Editorial Board2012 / 2015
Gradaim Ceoil TG4 Selection Committee Committee Member2012 / 2016
Editorial advisor to The Archive: Journal of the Cork Folklore Project Advising editor2011 / 2015
Coiste Forbartha an tSean Phobail Cathaoirleach/Chairperson2008 / 2015
Department of Folklore and Etnology's representative to Disability Support Services, UCC Liason representative2013 / 2015
Postgraduate Committee, Roinn an Bhéaloidis/Dept. of Folklore and Ethnology, UCC Member of committee2012 / 2015

Conference Contributions

YearPublication
(2014)American Conference of Irish Studies/Canadian Association of Irish Studies,
Ciarán Ó Gealbháin (2014) Raiftearaí's 'Máire Ní Eidhin' in the Waterford song tradition. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], American Conference of Irish Studies/Canadian Association of Irish Studies, University College Dublin , 11-JUN-14 - 14-JUN-14. [Details]
(2014)Daonscoil na Mumhan (Oscailt Oifigiúil),
Ciarán Ó Gealbháin (2014) ‘Gael mise, agus ní thuigim gur náir dom é’: An Dochtúir Risteard de Hindeberg (1863-1916) agus a Oidhreacht Ceoil. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Daonscoil na Mumhan (Oscailt Oifigiúil), Coláiste na Rinne, An Rinn, Co. Phort Láirge , 17-AUG-14. [Details]
(2013)Comhdháil na nDéise,
Ó Gealbháin, Ciarán (2013) Léacht: Diversion Aerach: 'Aonach Bhearna na Gaoithe' agus an saol in Éirinn sa 19ú haois. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Comhdháil na nDéise, WIT , 27-APR-13. [Details]
(2013)Seimineáir Iarchéime, Béaloideas na hÉireann 2013-2014,
Ó Gealbháin, Ciarán (2013) Risteard de Hindeberg (1863-1916) agus Amhránaithe na nDéise ag Tús an 20ú hAois. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Seimineáir Iarchéime, Béaloideas na hÉireann 2013-2014, Áras Newman, COBÁC (UCD) , 22-OCT-13. [Details]
(2013)Éigse Mhaol Donn,
Ó Gealbháin, Ciarán (2013) Léacht: Traidisiún na hAmhránaíochta i nDéise Thiobraid Árann. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Éigse Mhaol Donn, An Caisleán Nua, Co. Thiobraid Árann , 28-JUN-13 - 30-AUG-13. [Details]
(2012)Bánchnoic Éireann Ó! The Folklore Song and Music of Ireland,
Ó Gealbháin, Ciarán (2012) The Déise Song Tradition as a Window on the 18th and 19th Century. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Bánchnoic Éireann Ó! The Folklore Song and Music of Ireland, The Princess Grace Library, Monaco , 29-SEP-12 - 01-OCT-12. [Details]
(2011)Sealbhú an Traidisiúin,
Ó Gealbháin, Ciarán (2011) Léacht: 'Liam Ó Raghallaigh agus a Thuras Aduaidh'. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Sealbhú an Traidisiúin, Scoil na Gaeilge, an Léinn Cheiltigh, Bhéaloideas Éireann agus na Teangeolaíochta, UCD , 20-MAY-11. [Details]
(2011)Daonscoil na Mumhan 2011,
Ó Gealbháin, Ciarán (2011) Léacht: 'Gnéithe de Thraidisiún Amhránaíochta na nDéise'. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Daonscoil na Mumhan 2011, Coláiste na Rinne, An Rinn ua gCuanach , 15-AUG-11. [Details]
(2010)Na Píobairí Uileann's Notes an Narratives Series,
Ó Gealbháin, Ciarán; (2010) Aspects of the Déise Song Tradition. [Invited Oral Presentation], Na Píobairí Uileann's Notes an Narratives Series, NPU Headquarters, Henrietta St. Dublin , 16-JUL-10. [Details]
(2009)Cúrsa Gaeilge Ionad na dTeangacha, Ollscoil na hÉireann, Má Nuad,
Ó Gealbháin, Ciarán; (2009) Gnéithe de Litríocht na nDéise. [Invited Oral Presentation], Cúrsa Gaeilge Ionad na dTeangacha, Ollscoil na hÉireann, Má Nuad, Coláiste Chiaráin, Cill Chainnigh , 05-FEB-09. [Details]
(2008)Daonscoil Osraí,
Ó Gealbháin, Ciarán; (2008) Léacht: Bailiú na nAmhrán sna Déise, 1935-1960. [Invited Oral Presentation], Daonscoil Osraí, Cathair Chill Chainnigh , 26-OCT-08 - 28-OCT-08. [Details]
(2008)Tionól an Fhomhair 2008,
Ó Gealbháin, Ciarán; (2008) Ceardlann: 'Amhráin Dhéiseacha'. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Tionól an Fhomhair 2008, Cill Ghobnait, Co. Phort Láirge , 19-SEP-08 - 21-SEP-08. [Details]
(2006)Éigse Sliabh gCua,
Ó Gealbháin, Ciarán; (2006) Ceardlann: 'Amhráin ó Shliabh gCua'. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Éigse Sliabh gCua, Tuar an Fhíona, Co. Phort Láirge , 08-SEP-06 - 10-SEP-06. [Details]

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
UCC Lecturer01-JAN-07 /
Meánscoil San Nioclás, An Rinn, Co. Waterford Secondary School Teacher01-SEP-07 / 01-JUN-08
Nemeton TV Teo. Member of Production Team01-SEP-96 / 01-SEP-99
Danú Music Ltd. Director01-JUL-99 / 01-MAR-03

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2006UCC BAGaeilge & An Léann Dúchais
2007UCC Postgraduate DiplomaEducation
2009UCC PhDPhD Candidate

Outreach Activities

 Description

Advisor to the Cork Folklore Project with respect to the publication of its annual journal, The Archive

Regular contributor to UCC's Diploma in Local and Regional Studies

Facilitator/coordinator of 'Sean-Nós Beo', a monthly seminar on Irish traditional song in the Waterford Gaeltacht area 

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Béascna Editor03-SEP-07 -
Béaloideas Member of Editorial Board01-JAN-12 -
The Archive: Journal Of The Northside Folklore Project Member of Editorial Board01-JAN-10 -

Teaching Interests

Múinim cúrsaí éagsúla a labhrann ar: seánraí éagsúla san insint bhéil; teoiricí éagsúla i léann an bhéaloidis; bailiú an bhéaloidis in Éirinn; timthriall na beatha agus na bliana sa tsochaí traidisiúnta; an creideamh tíre; fás agus teacht chun cinn léann an bhéaloidis in Éirinn agus san Eoraip, srl. 

I teach on various courses relating to: various genres of oral narrative; methods and theories in the discipline of folklore; folklore collecting in Ireland; folklife and Irish calendar customs; folk belief; the development of the disciplines of folklore and ethnology in both an Irish and a European context, etc. 


Current Postgraduate Students

 StudentDegree Type
Ni Lochlainn Niamh Masters Degree by Research

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2015Béaloideas: Scéal, Nós is Ealaín BD1001Béaloideas: Scéal, Nós is Ealaín
2015An tAmhrán mar Ealaín Bhéil BD2004An tAmhrán mar Ealaín Bhéil
2015Léann an Bhéaloidis BD2001Léann an Bhéaloidis