Dr Tríona Ní Shíocháin is a whistle-player, singer and interdisciplinary scholar specialising in Irish traditional music, sean-nós singing, Irish-language song composers, oral theory, oral composition and transmission, performance theory, ethnomusicology and anthropology, and Irish-language literature, poetry and culture. She is author of Bláth ’s Craobh na nÚdar: Amhráin Mháire Bhuí (2012), which includes a multi-text edition with musical transcriptions of the songs of Máire Bhuí, and also an accompanying CD of archival and field recordings, as well as analysis and theorisation of the songs. Her current research concerns singing and social theory, women in oral tradition, the liminality of song and the role of song in thought formation in society, and she is author of Singing Ideas: Performance, Politics and Oral Poetry (Berghahn 2018). She has also published on oral theory, creative transmission and oral composition in the Irish song tradition, on liminality, song performance and thought formation, and has also written on permanent liminality and subject formation in modern Irish poetry. She is a lecturer in Irish Traditional Music at University College Cork.