Rebellious Truth 2022: Úna Monaghan

  • Watson, L. (Curator)
  • Watson, L. (Chair)
  • Úna Monaghan (Presenter)
  • Catriona Macdonald (Contributor)
  • Martin Green (Contributor)
  • Christian Gamauf (Contributor)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Engagement – Public lecture/debate/seminar


Lecture-recital, in-person and livestreamed.

Our second annual Rebellious Truth talk in collaboration with Celtic & Scottish Studies at the University of Edinburgh is by harper, composer, researcher and sound artist Úna Monaghan.

Dr Úna Monaghan’s article ‘121 Stories: The impact of gender on participation in Irish traditional music’ was published in the journal Ethnomusicology Ireland in 2021. Her research demonstrates that the mechanisms and structures of the Irish traditional music scene continue to privilege the contribution of men. Recent work done in Scotland by organisations such as the Musician’s Union and the BIT Collective suggests that a similar situation exists in Scotland and the rest of the UK

We hope to discuss what the next steps might be and what, if anything, is beginning to change in Ireland and Scotland, since the 121 anonymous responses were received in 2018.

In addition to the talk, the show also includes a recital by Úna, a Q&A with the audience and a panel discussion.

The Rebellious Truth panel will be Catriona Macdonald (University of Newcastle), Christian Gamauf (Fèis Rois) and Martin Green.
Period3 May 2022
Event typeOther
LocationEdinburgh, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational