Ethnomusicologist, geographer and performer Dr Daithí Kearney is a lecturer in Music and co-director of the Creative Arts Research Centre at Dundalk Institute of Technology. His research is primarily focused on Irish traditional music but extends to include performance studies, community music and music education. His PhD concentrates on the construction of geographies and regional identities in Irish traditional music and his research interests include the negotiation, mediation and construction of identities through music and the relationship between music and place. Daithí has toured regularly as a musician, singer and dancer with a number of groups including Siamsa Tíre, The National Folk Theatre of Ireland. In 2017 he released an album of new compositions with Dr Adèle Commins entitled A Louth Lilt and in 2019 co-directed a short documentary film entitled Finding Fochabers. Publications include contributions to the Companion to Irish Traditional Music (ed. Vallely, 2012), Ancestral Imprints (Ed. Smith, 2012), the Encyclopaedia of Music in Ireland (ed. White and Boydell, 2013), Spacing Ireland (Crowley and Linehan, 2013) and New Crops Old Fields (ed. Caldwell and Byers, 2016). He has also contributed to the Journal of the Society for Musicology in Ireland, Ethnomusicology Ireland, Sonss, Musicology Review, The Yearbook for Traditional Music, Popular Music and Estudios Irlandeses.