Welcome to my website!
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I was born in 1964 in Nantes, Brittany, France, and Ireland has been my second home since the 1980's: I completed my Ph.D. Thesis in 1996 on "Ireland's Musical Identity", and I have translated or published several books about this country.
I have also written one book about the Beatles.
Thanks to my two passions, I have been a Senior Lecturer in English since 1997 and Head of the Language Department at Ecole Polytechnique de l'université de Nantes since 2005.
You can find all my books HERE:
ON THIS WEBSITE YOU WILL FIND:
- Academic research: IRISH MUSIC AND IDENTITY
This part is a distant offspring of my first website, in 1996 (time flies...) : my Ph.D. Thesis, most of my research articles, extracts from an audio CD of Irish music I recorded and produced, etc.
- My own MUSIC AND COMPOSITIONS (MP3)
I sometimes spend a little bit of my time doing recordings, on my own, with friends, etc. You will also find here home made recordings of classical music, Irish traditional sessions...
(more on www.myspace.com/erickfp)
- Good memories of this month-long oral exam session in Aix en Provence as a jury member for the Capes externe d'anglais in 2002.
- A Painting Gallery for Couleurs de Bretagne
From 2003 to 2006 as Deputy Mayor for Treillières (Loire-Atlantique, France) I organised the local painting competition as part of the network "Couleurs de Bretagne" in Brittany . Amazing paintings by amateurs.
- Neutral (albeit dated) information about the controversial future airport at Notre Dame des Landes
Another old website, set up before the current debate really started, in the early 2000's. It has not been updated since 2001, but you will find quite a lot of information and documents there.