Curating and annotating a collection of traditional Irish flute recordings to facilitate stylistic analysis

Köküer, Münevver and Ali-MacLachlan, Islah and Kearney, Daithí and Jancovic, Peter (2019) Curating and annotating a collection of traditional Irish flute recordings to facilitate stylistic analysis. International Journal on Digital Libraries, 20 (1). pp. 107-121. ISSN 1432-5012

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Abstract

This paper presents the curation and annotation of a collection of traditional Irish flute recordings to facilitate the analysis of stylistic characteristics. We introduce the structure of Irish tunes, types of tunes and the ornamentation, which is a decisive stylistic determinant in Irish traditional music. We identify seminal recordings of prominent flute players and provide information related to players and their style and geographical context. We describe the process of manual annotation of the audio data. The annotations consist of the onsets of notes, note frequency and identity of notes and ornaments. We also present initial stylistic analysis of individual players in terms of ornamentation and phrasing and provide a variety of statistics for the data. The ability to accurately represent and analyse stylistic features such as ornaments allow for the development of discourse related to several key ethnomusicological questions surrounding music making, musical heritage and cultural change.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an article published in International Journal on Digital Libraries. The final authenticated version is available online at: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00799-019-00267-2
Uncontrolled Keywords: Irish traditional music, Ornament, Style, Flute, Corpus, Annotation
Subjects: G400 Computer Science
Divisions: Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Computing and Digital Technology
REF UoA Output Collections > REF2021 UoA11: Computer Science and Informatics
Depositing User: Euan Scott
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2019 14:50
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2019 14:50
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/7331

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