Final Summary

Heavy Metal and Irish Traditional Music have similarities and differences that one would not expect. On one hand, these musical subcultures have only been accessible (to an extent) to women for about 25 years. On the other hand, one embraces tradition while the other rejects it. Nonetheless, the progression and recognition of modern feminism has […]

Final Update Portland

I returned from Portland, OR about a week and a half ago and I have been at work on my final paper. I got to meet a lot of people in the Metal community and even see a few shows. Reflecting on my experience traveling and conducting interviews, I sometimes chuckle at how I am […]

Week 3, Update #2 “I am not a feminist”

Week 3 has flown by and my time in Ireland is coming to an end. Every interview leaves me feeling like I have learned something new about the Irish traditional music community as a whole. With many interviews under my belt, I would say with confidence that the community is very accommodating to people of […]