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Dr Michael Murphy has lectured in the Department of Music, Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick since 2001 where he is Assistant Professor. He co-edited Musical Constructions of Nationalism with Harry White (Cork, 2001), Music in Nineteenth-Century Ireland (Irish Musical Studies vol. 9) with Jan Smaczny (Dublin, 2007), and Documents of Irish Music History in the Long Nineteenth Century (Irish Musical Studies vol. 12) with Maria McHale and Kerry Houston (Dublin, 2019). He was involved in editing and contributing to the Encyclopaedia of Music in Ireland (ed.) Harry White and Barra Boydell (Dublin, 2013). His recent research on various aspects of music in Ireland also appears in Michael Dervan (ed.), The Invisible Art: A Century of Music in Ireland, 1916-2016 (Dublin, 2016), and Lorraine Byrne Bodley (ed.), Music Preferred: Essays in Honour of Harry White (Vienna, 2018). He served on the council of the Society for Musicology in Ireland for over a decade, and acted as its Hon. Treasurer and Membership Secretary (2003-2006), and Hon Secretary (2006-2009). He was a member of the editorial board of the Journal of the Society for Musicology in Ireland. He has written, produced and presented many music documentaries for RTÉ lyric fm (the Irish national broadcaster). He is regularly invited to address community groups, historical societies, and music festivals. Dr Murphy is currently writing a monograph, The National Anthems of Ireland, 1750-2012: from ‘God save the King’ to ‘Amhrán na bhFiann’, for the Reimagining Ireland series (Peter Lang, forthcoming).

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