Cinzia Yates - BMus (Cardiff), MA (Limerick), MA (Liverpool)
Telephone: +44(0)29 208 76377
Location: Room 0.38, Bute Building
Cinzia works closely with Professor Ian Hargreaves to facilitate, study and report on the AHRC funded REACT Knowledge Exchange Hub in Cardiff. REACT is a collaborative project between Watershed Arts Trust (Bristol), Bristol, Bath, Cardiff, Exeter and University of the West of England, and focuses on supporting and developing collaborations between the Creative Economy and Academia.
As the post of Research Associate (REACT) is part time, Cinzia will also be working as the Arts & Humanities Research Development Officer for RACDV.
As Cinzia is a trained ethnomusicologist, the research for REACT will be based very much around ethnography and participant observation. Working closely with the REACT Fellow, Simon Moreton (UWE), interactions and observations from events and project development will be documented to show the mechanics of REACT and culture change this project will bring about.
By actively engaging with the development and production of projects, the organisation of events and the dissemination of information the current culture of interaction between academia and industry can be studied and its changes mapped.
With a particular focus on the use of culturally conceived terms and the disconnects these terms can cause, best practice can be identified and an efficient and fulfilling process for Knowledge Exchange in the Arts & Humanities developed for the future.
2010 Review Essay 'Play it like it is' and ‘Driving the Bow’. Ethnomusicology 54/4, Fall 2010
2007 Leaflet Kiaull as Rinkey: your guide to Manx music and dance today. (Manx Heritage Foundation: Isle of Man)
‘Celtic’ Dance on the Isle of Man’ 21st Century Celts: Proceedings of the inaugural conference of the Celtic Education Research Network. (Cambridge University Press: Cambridge).
‘The Manx Music Database’ in Centred on Mann, ed. Peter Davey and Breesha Maddrell (Centre for Manx Studies, University of Liverpool: Isle of Man)
‘A Case Study In Traditional Music Teaching On The Isle Of Man. The teaching methods of Mike Boulton, his effect on Manx traditional music and the lessons we can learn in Ireland.’ Crosbhealach an Cheoil: Education and Traditional Music (Journal of Musicology in Ireland: Ireland)
Cinzia Yates has been a Manx musician, dancer and occasional ceili caller for many years. Playing the whistle and Manx dancing from an early age, Cinzia is no stranger to the performance and teaching of Manx traditional music.
Not just a traditional musician, however, Cinzia studied classical music (Clarinet, Classical Singing and BMus) and then naturally branched out into Ethnomusicology with a specialism in Manx and Celtic music and dance.
Following an MA in Ethnomusicology Cinzia took up a role with the Manx Heritage Foundation, first developing a large scale database of Manx Music resources, and then as the Manx Music Development Officer creating resources and promotional materials for Manx Music and Dance as well as working alongside the Manx Music Education Specialist. Cinzia was also Director of the Manx National Festival Yn Chruinnaght, delegate for the Isle of Man at Festival Interceltique Lorient.
With a Masters in Ethnomusicology and a Masters in Manx Studies, Cinzia’s research interests are varied and include; archaeology, ethnomusicology, ethnochoreology, modern concepts of tradition, material culture, history, islands, small nations, Celtic identity, interdisciplinarity and databasing.
Cinzia is currently in the final stages of completing a PhD on the process of canon formation in traditional music on the Isle of Man.