Dr Jan Butler and PhD student Kirsten Etheridge of the Popular Music Research Unit (PMRU) held an event at Brookes in honour of the UK hosting Eurovision on behalf of Ukraine on 27th April. The PG led event was well attended and featured stimulating discussion inspired by PG students from across the UK giving position papers exploring different aspects of Eurovision. We welcomed back Dr Dai Griffiths for a keynote paper discussing the development of key modulations in Eurovision songs and finished with a vote for the favourite Eurovision entry of the assembled attendees. Iceland’s 2020 entry, ‘Think About Things’ won by a whisker! Check out the event’s Press release here.
PMRU’s Eurovision Event
May 14, 2023