The symposium will be held in the Heights Room of the Lower Campus Dining Hall and will be open to Boston College faculty and elementary, middle and secondary school teachers throughout Greater Boston.
Additional details on the symposium will be published in the Sept. 30 issue of Chronicle . For more information, call AHANA Student Programs Director Donald Brown at ext. 2-3359.
Monan Professor of Theology Lisa Sowle Cahill will moderate the discussion, which will feature Theology Department faculty members Prof. Francis Clooney, SJ, and Assoc. Prof. Fr. Robert Imbelli, and Weston Jesuit School of Theology faculty members Roger Haight, SJ, and Brian McDermott, SJ.
The Catholic Common Ground Initiative is a project launched by the late Cardinal Joseph Bernardin of Chicago to foster dialogue and bridge partisan divides in the American Catholic Church. Cahill and Fr. Imbelli are members of the initiative's advisory committee.
O'hAllmhurain will discuss the cultural history of Irish traditional music makers from the 1890s on, focusing on such trends and events as the development of Irish music in America, and the worldwide popularity it has achieved in the 1990s.
Following the lecture, O'hAllmhurain - a respected concertina player - will perform a concert of Irish music with fiddler Patrick Ourceau. Admission to the event is $10, free for BC students with ID.
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