In her article “Connections in Sound: Irish traditional music at AFC,” Meghan Ferriter (The Signal) highlights Patrick Egan, a scholar and musician from Ireland. Patrick recently began a six-month residency with the Library of Congress as a Kluge Fellow in Digital Studies.
Throughout 2019, Patrick has a number of digital projects underway, sharing data about recordings of Irish traditional music collected and held by the American Folklife Center (AFC). Patrick’s research aims to understand more fully the role that archives and collections might play in the lives of performers, as a result of the digital turn. He’s created a number of prototypes for exploring the collections … Patrick agreed to share his research and these ongoing digital projects with the public as he creates them and he’s interested in receiving feedback from researchers and the Irish traditional music community.
Visualizations of some of his work are also available to better enable users to access details about the recordings. Several images are provided in the article.