Directions to School and Parking Information

The School of Music (School of Creative Arts) is situated at the corner of University Square and Botanic Avenue (number 5 on the campus map). The entrance is on the campus side of the building rather than facing the street. To access the building from Botanic Avenue, turn right after the security gate onto the pathway by the magnolia tree.

map Queen's School of Music


satellite map Queen's School of Music

You can also find a copy of the Campus Map at the following Link:,290896,en.pdf

The campus car parks are reserved for QUB staff Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm; however, they are free for all after 4:00 pm.  Also enough on-street parking should be available on the adjacent streets.

New Words, Old Stories

New words, Old stories
An evening of poetry, music and storytelling
featuring Mairi Óg Koroleva, Ciaran Carson, Gearóid Mac, Lochlainn & friends

Thursday 5th September 2013, 6.00pm,
Harty Room, School of Music
Queen’s University Belfast

Please follow the link below to download a copy of the performance night poster:

poster performances


Our Conference Program and Book of Abstracts is now ready and you can view or download them by clicking the links below. Information on registration details should follow shortly. Please feel free to email us should you have any queries.

New Crops Program


Book of abstracts (pdf)

We look forward to welcoming you to Queen’s in September,

New Crops Team

Travel and Accommodation

Travel to Queen’s

From George Best City Airport

The city airport bus service is the 600. Buses run approximately every 20 minutes and drop off at the Europa Hotel in the city centre. The Europa is a 15min walk from Queen’s.

A single fare is £2.40.

From International Airport

The international airport bus service is the 300. Buses run every 15mins at peak times and every half hour off peak times, and drop off at the Europa Hotel in the city centre. The Europa is a 15min walk from Queen’s.

A single fare is £7.50, return fare is £10.50.

From Dublin Airport

The Dublin airport bus service is the 200. Buses run every hour, on the hour.

A single fare is £13.50, return fare is £19.50.

The Aircoach service from Dublin airport also runs every hour on the half hour.

A single fare is £14, return fare is £20.

By train and by bus

Most trains stop at Central Station which is about a mile away from the city centre. Connections are frequent to Botanic train station which is a five minute walk from Queen’s. Alternatively, there are frequent free buses into the city centre with a valid train ticket.

All number 8 buses (8A, 8B and 8C) stop in front of the main university building. There is a bus stop opposite the Europa Bus Station and beside City Hall as well.

Accommodation near Queen’s

There are many hotels, B&Bs, guesthouses and hotels in the vicinity to suit all tastes and budgets. The suggestions below are all a 5-15 minute walk from Queen’s.


Ibis Hotel
75 University Street

Duke’s Hotel
65-67 University Street

Holiday Inn Express
106 University Avenue

Wellington Park Hotel
21 Malone Road

Tara Lodge
36 Cromwell Road

Malone Lodge Hotel
60 Eglantine Avenue
Malone Road

Crescent Townhouse
13 Lower Crescent


9 University Road

Global Village
87 University Street

Arnie’s Backpackers
63 Fitzwilliam Street

Belfast City Backpacker
53-55 Malone Avenue

Second Call for Papers

Second Call for Papers

New Crops, Old Fields (Re)Imagining Irish Folklore

5th – 7th September 2013

Queen’s University Belfast

From our homes to our houses of government, from our schoolyards to our stadia, from our galleries to our gable walls, folklore is being re-imagined in all aspects of everyday life in Ireland. Today, with globalised, media-centric culture, the folk traditions take on new lives in music, literature, theatre, radio, film and television, advertising and tourist industries. The ancient stories and characters still find a place within the new multicultural Ireland and their depiction continues to evolve. Irish folklore has been made new again, in a regenerating of the tradition, where the old and the new, the oral, the textual and the visual intermingle. This conference aims at exploring the rich traditions of Irish folklore, and looking at the various ways it is being, has been or indeed was, re-purposed and reinvented. We hope to bring together researchers at various stages of their careers, both professional and postgraduate, working on any and every aspect of the folklore of Ireland, its reappropriation and dissemination up to the present day or indeed the reuse of traditions. We welcome proposals from researchers in the fields of Agriculture, Anthropology, Archaeology, Architecture, Dance, Drama, Ecology, Film Studies, Folklore, Geography, History, History of Art, Languages, Literature, Media Studies, Music, Philosophy, Politics, Sociology and Theology, Tourism Studies. Topics may include (but are not limited to) the reuse of legends, myths, beliefs, folktales, songs, rhymes and riddles, music, dance, sayings and proverbs, customs, oral history, etc in: – Visual arts (paintings, sculptures, dance, etc) and iconography – Film, television and radio, music, theatre and performance – Advertising, tourism, the diaspora and folklore around the world – Literature, in English or as Gaeilge, children’s literature – Food and drink, urban folklore, politics – Comparative approaches of the reuse of Irish folklore and international folklore.

Confirmed keynote speakers : Prof. Diarmuid Ó Giolláin (University of Notre-Dame), Prof. Harry White (University College Dublin) and Prof. Luke Gibbons (National University of Ireland, Maynooth), Professor Ciaran Carson (Queen’s University, Belfast). There will also be performances from Irish musicians and storytellers. Please submit proposals of 300 words for 20-minute papers and a short biography to by 15th June 2013.