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Over the years, the Celtic Studies Program at UW–Madison has sponsored and co-sponsored numerous events, often in conjunction with other campus units or community organizations. A more comprehensive list of current Celtic events in the Madison area can be found on the events calendar at www.celticmadison.org.

 

2014 – 2015


Vishten

Friday, November 7
8:00 pm
Wisconsin Union Theater

Co-sponsored by the Wisconsin Union Directorate, the Celtic Studies Program, and Celtic Music Association of Madison


2014 Celtic Film Festival
Saturday, Nov. 8 and Sunday Nov. 9
Marquee Theatre – Union South – UW-Madison

 The 2014 selections illustrate the wide variety of feature films and shorts from award-winning contemporary directors in Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Brittany. They include animation, documentaries, dramas and comedies. This year’s festival showcases selections in English as well as the Irish, Breton, Welsh and Scottish Gaelic languages with English subtitles.

Free admission to this festival is made possible by the generous support of the Irish Film Institute, Culture Ireland, and the Arts Council – Dublin, Ireland, the UW Anonymous Fund and the partnership with the Wisconsin Union Directorate Film Committee.

2014 Celtic Film Festival Schedule

Saturday, November 8th

2:00 PM Shorts from Brittany

3:00 PM Sleep Furiously

5:00 PM Broken Song

7:00 PM What Richard Did

9:00 PM Jump

Sunday, November 9th

1:00 PM Lann Vraz

3:30 PM Irish Shorts

5:00 PM Da La san Damhair

(Two Days in October)

7:00 PM Good Vibrations

This event is presented by the Celtic Cultural Center of Madison in collaboration with the Wisconsin Union Directorate Film Committee and the UW-Madison Celtic Studies Program.

 



Sean-nós Singing Workshop

 

with Doimnic Mac Giolla Bhríde
Thursday, October 2

6:30 - 8:30 pm

Education Building (on Bascom Hill), Room L155

$15; free for UW-Madison students
Co-sponsored by the Celtic Studies Program, Celtic Cultural Center and Celtic Music Association of Madison

 


 

Irish Language and Culture Weekend
October 3-5

Lowell Center, 610 Langdon Street

Free for UW-Madison students
Co-sponsored by the Celtic Studies Program and the Celtic Cultural Center of Madison

 


 

Terrace Irish Fest
Friday, August 22 and Saturday, August 23
Memorial Union Terrace

(Rathskeller - Rain location)

Friday
5:00 pm           Open Traditional Music Session
6:15 pm           Slainte Irish Dancers 
8:00 pm           Tallymoore
10:30 pm         The Kissers

Saturday
4:30 pm           Open Ceili (dancing for all levels) with the Capitol Ceili Band
6:30 pm           Myserk
8:30 pm           Free and Easy Quartet
10:30 pm         Whiskey of the Damned

Co-sponsored by the Wisconsin Union Directorate, the Celtic Studies Program, Celtic Cultural Center and Celtic Music Association of Madison.

 

2013 – 2014 


Public Lecture:

Comparative Histories of Folk Music Collecting:
Case Studies from Low Brittany and Northern California, 1938-1940

Presented by Camille Moreddu

Thursday, April 24
7:00 PM
Room 1313 Sterling Hall

 Reception to follow

In 1938 Sidney Robertson's California Folk Music Project involved field recordings of Western European, Slavic, Middle Eastern, and English- and Spanish-language folk music in one region of the United States. In 1939 the Mission of Musical Folklore in Low Brittany, conducted by Claudie Marcel-Dubois (a French ethnomusicologist) and François Falc'hun (a linguist and clergyman from Brittany), focused exclusively on Breton traditions. This talk offers a critical comparison of the collecting methods of both projects by examining choices made to include or exclude some kinds of music, while considering the political implications of each project, as evident in the relationship between the collectors and their sponsoring public institutions.

Camille Moreddu is a PhD candidate in Contemporary Cultural History at the Université Paris Ouest Nanterre. Her research, conference presentations, and publications have focused especially on government- sponsored folksong collecting in Europe and the United States in the 1930s.

Sponsored by the Department of Comparative Literature and Folklore Studies, co-sponsored by Celtic Studies, the Center for the Study of Upper Midwestern Cultures, the UW Department of French and Italian, UW Continuing Studies, the UW School of Music, and Mills Music Library.

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Celtic Round Table

Spring 2014

Public Lecture Schedule

Lectures will take place at 3:30-4:30 pm in Sterling 1335 unless otherwise noted.

Thursday, Feb. 6: Thomas A. DuBois, “Monuments, Exile, and Movement in the Sacred Economies of the Celtic World”

 Thursday, Feb. 13: James P. Leary, “Field Recordings of Celtic Songs and Singers in the Upper Midwest”

 **Tuesday, Feb. 18: David Scheffer, “Scottish Independence—Are You Serious?”Thursday
Sterling 2425 (note room and date change!) **See below for more information

Thursday, Feb. 27: Chelcy Bowles, “What Is Celtic Music?”

Thursday, Mar. 6: Keith Busby, “The Lost Literature of the Celtic-Norman Domains”

Thursday, Apr. 3: Niccole Carner, “Border Ballads, Neither Border nor Ballad?: The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart”

Thursday, Apr. 24: Christopher Livanos, “Imagining Gaelic Futures: Expanding Time and Space in Scottish Gaelic Science Fiction”

Thursday, May 1:  Mary Trotter, “Lay Up Your Ends and the Belfast Linen Strike”

 

“Scottish Independence—Are You Serious?”
David Scheffer
Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 3:30 pm, Sterling 2425


On September 18, 2014, the Scottish people will decide by referendum whether or not to break apart from the United Kingdom and create the nation of Scotland. Professor David Scheffer (Northwestern University) explores the legal and political issues swirling around this historic referendum, a modern symbol of self-determination on the northern fringe of Europe.

David Scheffer is the Mayer Brown/Robert A. Helman Professor of Law and Director of the Center for International Human Rights,Northwestern University School of Law. David Scheffer serves as a UN Special Expert on United Nations Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials. During the Clinton Administration, he served as the nation’s first US Ambassador at Large for War Crimes Issues (1997—2001), helping coordinate US responses to atrocities in the former Yugoslavia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Cambodia,Kosovo, and East Timor. He led the US delegation to UN negotiations on the International Criminal Court. He is author of the highly lauded All the Missing Souls: A Personal History of the War Crimes Tribunals (Princeton University Press 2012) as well a numerous other scholarly and analytical contributions to the fields of human rights and international affairs. His current research focuses on issues of corporate responsibility and ethics in international affairs and the role of the UN Security Council in its relationship to international criminal justice.

Lecture sponsored by UW Celtic Studies Program, Center for European Studies,Center for Law, Society & Justice, Department of Comparative Literature and Folklore Studies, International Studies Major, and Department of Political Science.

 


November 15-16, 2013

 Consul General of Ireland Aidan Cronin

 Lecture and Q&A

 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Pyle Center - AT&T Lounge

 


Tuesday, November 5, 2013

 Brian Miller

 Campus visit and public performance of Irish American lumber camp songs of the Upper Midwest.

 7:30 PM
Memorial Library, Room 126
Free admission

 


October 19-20, 2013

 Celtic Film Festival

 Marquee Theatre, Union South
Films from Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Brittany, Cornwall, and Isle of Man will be shown throughout the two days.


October 4-6, 2013

Irish Language and Culture Weekend

Lowell Center

More Information 

 

Sean-nós Singing Workshop

with Doimnic Mac Giolla Bhríde

October 2

Time and location TBA

$15; free for UW-Madison students

 

Irish Language and Culture Weekend
October 3-5

Lowell Center, 610 Langdon Street

Free for UW-Madison students

 

Vishten

November 7

8:00 pm

Wisconsin Union Theater

 

Celtic Film Festival

November 8-9

Marquee Theatre, Union South

Films throughout the two days

Check the website for film titles and descriptions around Oct. 1

No admission fee