Aileen Dillane is a lecturer in music at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, the University of Limerick. She has a Ph.D. in ethnomusicology from the University of Chicago, where she was a Fulbright Scholar and Century Fellow. Her research interests include sociological understandings of music; ethnicity, identity and performativity in the traditional, vernacular and popular music of Ireland, North American and Australia; urban soundscapes; and music and the utopian impulse. She is co-founder and co-director of Limerick SoundScapes and of the Popular Music and Popular Culture, and the Power, Discourse and Society research clusters at the University of Limerick. Select publications include: with E. Devereux and M. Power, David Bowie: Critical Perspectives (2015); and ‘Compositing identity, fiddling with (post-)ethnicity: Liz Carroll’s “Lake Effect”’, MUSICultures (2013, 40:1, pp. 7–34).