Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Center for Irish Programs, Boston College Gaelic Roots Music, Song, Dance, Workshop, and Lecture Series

From Center for Irish Programs, Boston College
Gaelic Roots Music, Song, Dance, Workshop, and Lecture Series
Series director: Séamus Connolly, Sullivan Artist-in-Residence 
Gaelic Roots calendar:
Video clips:

January 25 through May 23, 2013 – John J. Burns Library (Chestnut Hill Campus)


On May 11, 2013, Séamus Connolly will receive the Ellis Island Medal of Honor from the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations (NECO) in recognition of his distinguished career as one of the world’s most respected master Irish musicians. The Boston College “Musical Roots” exhibit, on view at the Burns Library through May 23, highlights influences and milestones in Connolly’s career. A renowned Irish traditional musician, performer, and teacher from Killaloe, Ireland, Connolly won ten All-Ireland solo fiddle championships before immigrating to the United States in 1976. As Sullivan Artist-in-Residence in the Center for Irish Programs, Connolly directs Irish music and dance instruction and programming at Boston College.

Burns Library regular hours through May 23: Monday – Friday (9am – 5pm).
Burns Library extended hours through May 4: Wednesday April 24 and May 1 (5pm-8pm); Saturday April 27 and May 4 (10am-2pm). For information or directions, please contact the Burns Library at or call 617-552-3282.

(Photograph by Gary Gilbert)

Thursday, April 25 – O’Neill Plaza (Chestnut Hill Campus), Main Tent
12:00 to 12:30 p.m.: Irish music and dance at the 15th annual Boston College Arts Festival


The festival on O’Neill Plaza opens with Irish music and dance performances by Boston College students, faculty, and staff.


The Gaelic Roots series is co-sponsored by the Center for Irish Programs and the Boston College Libraries. The above events are free and open to the public.  All events are subject to change. For more information, please e-mail or call 617-552-6396.

For directions see . Campus parking guidelines are available at

Inclement weather: visit or call 1-888-BOS-COLL for updates on weather-related closings on campus.

Event descriptions are provided by the Office of News and Public Affairs and the Irish Music Center of Boston College.

The Burns Library Irish Music Center offers selected video clips of Gaelic Roots events on its YouTube channel:

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