In Ireland the most promising locations seems to be “Cork”, and I’ve also emailed the music departments at “Cambridge” and University of Sheffield. Hopefully there will be a response soon. Are there any other potential ethnomusicology programs in Ireland or Great Britain worth investigating? I’ve been told that Belfast has a good program, but the political and social problems there make it less appealing. I’m also not that keen on being in a major city like Dublin or Belfast. Cork seems to be the most appealing, but I’ll entertain other suggestions.
University of Sheffield‘s program is also appealing in that they do have a program in place that allows students to complete the degree without being there for the duration of the research and dissertation writing.