Michael Walsh

Department of Music

Teaching Associate

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Full contact details

Michael Walsh
Department of Music
Jessop Building
Leavygreave Road
S3 7RD

Specialist area of research 

A celtic or national aesthetic? Flute playing in the contemporary Asturian Folk Scene.

Module Topic

I teach on the first year module, Folk Music Participation, which is based upon participation in and preparation for folk sessions hosted by the Department of Music. Through intensive preparation of challenging repertoire, as well as the skills to enable improvised participation, students will develop an understanding of the demands and pleasures of session practice, and a knowledge of the repertoires concerned (British folk traditions). To be encouraged to reflect upon the roles and responsibilities of individual participants within the group. 

Research Interests  

  • Nationalism and folk music
  • The use of the simple system transverse wooden flute in contemporary folk scenes
  • Asturian nationalism and identity
  • 'Celtic' Identity in the modern world
  • Post colonial and post imperialist theory
  • Hispanic studies and music
  • Irish in Britain
Teaching activities


Thursday 27th April 2023 8 pm Michael Walsh & Quarehawk live at Cafe #9 Sheffield. WeGotTickets | Simple, honest ticketing | An evening with Michael Walsh at Cafe#9

Friday 28th April 2023 8pm Todmorden Folk Festival Line-up 2023 – Todmorden Folk Festival (todfolkfest.co.uk)