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Brendan Knowlton

  • PhD Candidate, Ethnomusicology
  • Oifigeach Tionscadail
  • Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann
  • 3PublicationsNumber of items in Brendan's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 2Followers

Recent publications

  • Foinn Seisiún Book 2

    • Prior B
  • Foinn Seisiún Book 3

    • Prior B

Professional experience

Oifigeach Tionscadail

Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann

February 2006 - Present

Manager, Architecture Group

BearingPoint Ireland

September 2004 - February 2006(a year)


PhD (in progress)

University of Limerick

January 2010 - Present

MA Ethnomusicology

University of Limerick

September 2007 - June 2008(9 months)

BA Letters, Arts and Sciences

Penn State University

September 1992 - June 1997(5 years)


I originally trained in classical music composition and performance. Finding that the abstractions of composition lent themselves well to the intricacies of computer systems design, I built a career as a consulting technical architect and manager in software firms. Feeling again the pull of my more creative past, I have melded my interests in music and management with a position at Comhaltas, bringing my experience to bear on the promotion and preservation of our Irish cultural traditions. In the process of moving between the for-profit and non-profit realms, I have learned and practised tested techniques of project and personnel management, business development, community organising and the use of modern information technologies to develop organisational branding and communicate a message. I have pursued a path of continued learning in parallel with my professional work, culminating most recently in an MA degree and ongoing PhD studies in Ethnomusicology from the University of Limerick.

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