Dr Estelle Murphy

Music

Lecturer / Assistant Professor

Logic House
111
(01) 708 3754

Biography

Estelle Murphy is a musicologist with two areas of specialism: English and Irish music of the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, and contemporary popular music (specifically heavy metal).
A native of Cork, Ireland, Estelle completed her undergraduate degree at University College Cork, where she developed a love of Baroque music. Following this, she undertook a PhD at UCC. Her PhD thesis, 'The Fashioning of a Nation: The Court Ode in the Late Stuart Period' was supervised by Dr Paul Everett and focused on music and politics at the London court during the reigns of the late Stuart monarchs. Having been awarded her PhD in 2012, Estelle continued to lecture at UCC, where she had held various adjunct positions during her time as a postgraduate. In 2014 she was appointed lecturer in music at Maynooth University.

Research Interests

Late seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century music in Britain and Ireland; source studies, manuscripts and manuscript culture; the development of the music book as a material item; gender studies and women in music; contemporary popular music; Heavy Metal music.

Books

  Year Publication
2020 'To Speak its Share of Public Joy': The Musical Ode from 1660 to 1779.
Estelle Murphy (2020) 'To Speak its Share of Public Joy': The Musical Ode from 1660 to 1779. Suffolk: Boydell & Brewer. [Details]
2020 John Eccles, Incidental Music Part 2, Plays H-P, The Works of John Eccles.
Estelle Murphy (2020) John Eccles, Incidental Music Part 2, Plays H-P, The Works of John Eccles. Wisconsin: A-R Editions, Inc. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2019 'Ceremonial Song in Eighteenth-Century Dublin: Cousser’s and Dubourg’s Odes and Serenatas'
Estelle Murpy (2019) 'Ceremonial Song in Eighteenth-Century Dublin: Cousser’s and Dubourg’s Odes and Serenatas' In: Moyra Haslett, Conor Caldwell, Lillis O Laoire (eds). The Oxford Handbook of Irish Song, 1100-1850. New York: Oxford University Press. [Details]
2014 ''Sing Great Anna's Matchless Name': Images of Queen Anne in the Court Ode'
Estelle Murphy (2014) ''Sing Great Anna's Matchless Name': Images of Queen Anne in the Court Ode' In: Cedric D. Reverand (eds). Queen Anne and the Arts. Maryland: Buckle University Press. [IR Link] [Details]
2013 'Articles: Arrigoni, Carlo ('Signor') and Arigoni, Ferdinando; Catch and Glee Clubs; Crow Street Music Hall; O'Connor, Dermot; Pinto, Thomas; Scarlatti, Francesco; Smock Alley Theatre'
Estelle Murphy (2013) 'Articles: Arrigoni, Carlo ('Signor') and Arigoni, Ferdinando; Catch and Glee Clubs; Crow Street Music Hall; O'Connor, Dermot; Pinto, Thomas; Scarlatti, Francesco; Smock Alley Theatre' In: Barra Boydell & Harry White (eds). Encyclopaedia of Music in Ireland. Dublin: UCD Press. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2016 ''Inspire Us Genius of the Day': Rewriting the Regent in the Birthday Ode for Queen Anne, 1703'
Estelle Murphy (2016) ''Inspire Us Genius of the Day': Rewriting the Regent in the Birthday Ode for Queen Anne, 1703'. Eighteenth-Century Music, 13 (1):51-72 [IR Link] [Details]
2017 '‘Liveridge is in Ireland’: Richard Leveridge and the Earliest Surviving Dublin Birthday Odes'
Estelle Murphy (2017) '‘Liveridge is in Ireland’: Richard Leveridge and the Earliest Surviving Dublin Birthday Odes'. MUSIC AND LETTERS, 98 (1):32-73 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2014 'REVIEW: JOHANN CHRISTOPH PEPUSCH CONCERTOS AND OVERTURES FOR LONDON The Harmonious Society of Tickle-Fiddle Gentlemen / Robert Rawson Ramée RAM 1109, 2012; one disc, 59 minutes'
Estelle Murphy (2014) 'REVIEW: JOHANN CHRISTOPH PEPUSCH CONCERTOS AND OVERTURES FOR LONDON The Harmonious Society of Tickle-Fiddle Gentlemen / Robert Rawson Ramée RAM 1109, 2012; one disc, 59 minutes'. Eighteenth-Century Music, 11 (2):312-314 [IR Link] [Details]
2008 'A Forum for the Practice of Musicology in Ireland'
Co-authored with Helen Gubbins, Sarah O'Halloran, Daithí Kearney, Anna M. Dore, Emily Magner, Estelle Murphy (2008) 'A Forum for the Practice of Musicology in Ireland'. British Postgraduate Musicology, 9 [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2019 ‘“And Is There One Fanatique Left?”: Anticipating Absolutism in the Restoration Court Ode’.
Estelle Murphy (2019) ‘“And Is There One Fanatique Left?”: Anticipating Absolutism in the Restoration Court Ode’. [Oral Presentation], 17th Annual Plenary Conference of the Society for Musicology in Ireland, Maynooth University, Ireland , 28-JUN-19 - 30-JUN-19 [Details]
2018 ‘Crossing Borders, Creating Identity: Cousser, Dubourg, and Irish Traditional Song’.
Estelle Murphy (2018) ‘Crossing Borders, Creating Identity: Cousser, Dubourg, and Irish Traditional Song’. [Oral Presentation], Biennial International Conference on Baroque Music, Pavia University, Cremona, Italy , 10-JUL-18 - 15-JUL-18 [Details]
2017 ‘The Earliest Surviving Musical Odes for Dublin’.
Estelle Murphy (2017) ‘The Earliest Surviving Musical Odes for Dublin’. [Poster Presentation], Maynooth University Library, Faculty of Arts, Celtic Studies & Philosophy and SPCM Publications Festival, 2017, Maynooth University, Ireland , 24-JAN-17 - 24-JAN-17 [Details]
2017 ‘Postfeminist Posthuman Performance: Reveiling Gender and Identity in Death Metal’.
Estelle Murphy (2017) ‘Postfeminist Posthuman Performance: Reveiling Gender and Identity in Death Metal’. [Oral Presentation], 15th Annual Plenary Conference of the Society for Musicology in Ireland, Queens University, Belfast , 16-JUN-17 - 18-JUN-17 [Details]
2016 ‘”In the VICEROY, bless the KING!”: Self-Borrowing in Matthew Dubourg’s Dublin Odes’.
Estelle Murphy (2016) ‘”In the VICEROY, bless the KING!”: Self-Borrowing in Matthew Dubourg’s Dublin Odes’. [Oral Presentation], 14th Annual Plenary Conference of the Society for Musicology in Ireland, St Patrick's College, Dublin City University , 10-JUN-16 - 12-JUN-16 [Details]
2016 ‘”In the VICEROY, bless the KING!”: Reuse and Revision in Matthew Dubourg’s Dublin Odes’.
Estelle Murphy (2016) ‘”In the VICEROY, bless the KING!”: Reuse and Revision in Matthew Dubourg’s Dublin Odes’. [Oral Presentation], 17th Biennial International Conference on Baroque Music, Canterbury Christ Church University , 13-JUL-16 - 17-JUL-16 [Details]
2016 'The Future of Research into Scribal Hands'.
Fiona Smith, Donald Burrows, Rebecca Herissone, Alan Howard, Estelle Murphy, Andrew Woolley (2016) 'The Future of Research into Scribal Hands'. [Invited Oral Presentation], 17th Biennial International Conference on Baroque Music, Canterbury Christ Church University , 13-JUL-16 - 15-JUL-16 [Details]
2015 ‘The Musical Characterization of the Stage Irishman in the Early Eighteenth Century’.
Estelle Murphy (2015) ‘The Musical Characterization of the Stage Irishman in the Early Eighteenth Century’. [Oral Presentation], 13th Annual Plenary Conference of the Society for Musicology in Ireland, University College Cork , 12-JUN-15 - 14-JUN-15 [Details]

Article

  Year Publication
2018 Meet death metal's new female growlers.
Estelle Murphy (2018) Meet death metal's new female growlers. Ireland: Article [Details]

Invited Seminars

  Year Publication
2020 'William Boyce’s Ode Manuscripts: Music, Marginalia, and Mapping.'.
Estelle Murphy (2020) 'William Boyce’s Ode Manuscripts: Music, Marginalia, and Mapping.'. Invited Seminars [Details]
2019 'Autographs and the Extramusical: The Manuscripts of William Boyce'.
Estelle Murphy (2019) 'Autographs and the Extramusical: The Manuscripts of William Boyce'. Invited Seminars [Details]
2019 'William Boyce and the Development of the Court Ode, 1750–79'.
Estelle Murphy (2019) 'William Boyce and the Development of the Court Ode, 1750–79'. Invited Seminars [Details]

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Society for Musicology in Ireland Ordinary Member 01-JAN-05 /
Journal of the Society for Musicology in Ireland Chief Copy Editor, Editor 01-SEP-19 /
Brisitsh Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Member 01-OCT-18 /
International Association for the Study of Popular Music Ordinary Member 01-JAN-13 /
Royal Musical Association Ordinary Member 01-JAN-09 / 31-DEC-16

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Undergraduate Studies Committee Secretary 2014 /
Campus Life Committee Member 2019 /
Green Campus Committee Member 2018 /
Faculty Appeals Committee Alternate Member 2016 / 2019
Teaching and Learning Committee Member 2016 / 2019