Date of Award


Document Type

Master Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Business (Research)


Business & Social Studies

First Advisor

Ms Bridgid Crowley


We are living in a world where communication is introducing much multiculturalism into society. Irish music is being mixed with music from all different cultures creating a worldwide acceptable type of "Irish Music\ As a result we are losing our true culture which is rooted in the Irish music and dance. This primary focus of this project was to set up an archival system to store the music of the Sliabh Luachra area. The music of the Sliabh Luachra area is a rich and rare heritage and was influenced greatly by the music of Padraig O’Keeffe, a renowned fiddle master from that area. O’Keeffe’s music and life is looked at, and his music tablatures are examined and converted to standard notation. The projects follows on to examine the different methods used to store images, text, video, and sound, all which are elements of multimedia. MIDI (Musicial Instrument Digital Interface) is examined and assessed on its ability to create sound samples of the music of Sliabh Luachra. Finally, Web development software is used as the User Interface for the archive due to the greater move by society to information dissemination over the Web environment.

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