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Land of my mothers? Clara Novello Davies as 'Mam' and musician

Barlow, Rachelle Louise 2017. Land of my mothers? Clara Novello Davies as 'Mam' and musician. Hartmann, Martha Joy Rose and Ross, Lynda, eds. Music and Motherhood, Demeter Press, pp. 121-137. (10.2307/j.ctt1zgb07s.12)

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Although women in Welsh history have received increasing attention in recent decades, the participation of women in music remains underexplored. Choral singing, in particular, has occupied a central position in Wales since the mid-nineteenth century when coal mining resulted in both rapid industrialization and population expansion in South Wales. Here, choral singing provided a unique framework for cementing social relations and galvanizing community spirit. However, Welsh choirs have since become stereotyped. Today, choral singing is often equated with a singular image of nationhood, one that is indelibly linked to a working-class conception of male identity; even the national anthem boldly...

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Music
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
Publisher: Demeter Press
ISBN: 978-1-77258-139-3
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2024 16:15

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