SELECTED PRESENTATIONS, PANELS & WORKSHOPS
"The Evolution of an Irish-American Traditional Song," Yale Comparative Literature Graduate Student Conference, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, April 2015.
"'Old Skibbereen': Famine Lament or Fenian Anthem," Ulster-American Heritage Symposium, Ireland's Great Hunger Institute, Quinnipiac University, Hamden, Connecticut, June 2014.
"Working Class Irish Song in 19th Century New York City," New York Irish History Roundtable, St. Patrick's Old Cathedral, May 2013.
“Civil War Naval Songs: Recording 19th Century Historical Ballads & Lyrics,” Symposium on Music of the Sea, University of Connecticut at Avery Point, June 2012.
“American Popular Song: A New York Invention?” St. John’s University, April 2012.
“Irish-American Traditional Songs from the Atlantic Northeast,” Catskills Irish Arts Week, East Durham, New York, July 2011.
“Irish-American Songs from New York’s Early Entertainment Emporiums,” Harvard University Celtic Colloquium, Cambridge, Massachusetts, October 2008.
“Two Encounters, Two Ballads: the Exploits of the New York Privateer, General Armstrong,” Symposium on Music of the Sea, Mystic Seaport, Connecticut, June 2008.
“Occupational Folk Song as a Reflection of Historical Geography,” Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, April 2008.
“Irish-American Maritime Songs from 19th Century New York’s Entertainment Emporiums,” American Conference for Irish Studies Annual Meeting, New York, April 2007.
“Teaching Singing Through the Maritime Songs of the Golden Age of Sail,” Kodály Summer Institute, New York University, Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions, July 2006, and July 2012.
“The Irish and English Ballad Tradition,” New York University Humanities Council Storytelling in Performance Workshop, February 2006.
“Maritime Songs from Old New York,” Cobh Maritime Song Festival, Ireland, June 2005.
“Singing Irish Traditional Songs,” Catskills Irish Arts Week, East Durham, New York, July 2004.
“Finding Your Own Voice in Traditional Song,”Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Glasgow, Scotland, March 2004.
“Irish Maritime and Immigrant Songs in the Flanders Ballad Collection,” Symposium on Music of the Sea, Mystic Seaport, June 2003.
“The Port of New York,” Sidmouth International Festival, England, August 2001.
“Humor in Irish-American Traditional Song,” Inishowen International Ballad and Folk Song Seminar, Ballyliffin, Ireland, March 1999.
“Iceland in a Nutshell,” Association of Corporate Travel Executives Annual Meeting, Chicago, October 1996.
“New York City: Still the Center of the World,” Vest-Norden Travel Mart, Reykjavik, Iceland, September 1994.