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Gaelic Roots Music, Song, Dance, Workshop, and Lecture Series

Spring 2015 Events
The Gaelic Roots Series is sponsored by the Center for Irish Programs in collaboration with the University Libraries and the Boston College Alumni Association. The series presents concerts, lectures, and presentations based on Gaelic music and the dance traditions of Ireland, Scotland, and the United States. Gaelic Roots is co-directed by Séamus Connolly, Sullivan Artist-in-Residence in Irish Programs, and Elizabeth Sweeney, Irish Music Librarian, John J. Burns Library.

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Laurel Martin on fiddle
Laurel Martin

  Thursday, February 12
   6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
   Theology and Ministry Library on BC's Brighton Campus
   Admission is free

Concert of Irish Music and Dance with Laurel Martin on fiddle, Mark Roberts on flute and bouzouki, and Dan Compton on guitar. Dance performance by Kieran Jordan.

Sponsored by The Center for Irish Programs at Boston College in collaboration with the University Libraries and the Boston College Alumni Association.

E-mail: irish@bc.edu
Phone: 617-552-6396
www.bc.edu/gaelicroots
                                                
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Photo of Irish dancers footwork

                Tuesday, March 10
                 6:30 to 8 p.m.
                Cadigan Alumni Center on BC's Brighton campus
                Please note:
                                      Admission: $10; advance registration is required
                                      Event contact: alumnied@bc.edu
or 617-552-4700

From an Irish Country Kitchen to the World Stage: Celebrating Irish Music and Dance with Live Performance, Historical Images and Commentary. Presented by dancer Kieran Jordan with Seamus Connolly and friends on fiddle.

Sponsored by The Center for Irish Programs at Boston College and the Boston College Alumni Association.

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Máire Ní Chathasaigh with harp
Máire Ní Chathasaigh

         Thursday, April 30
         6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
         Cadigan Alumni Center on BC's Brighton campus
         Admission is free

        Concert of Irish Harp and Guitar: Máire Ní Chathasaigh and Chris Newman

Sponsored by The Center for Irish Programs at Boston College in collaboration with the University Libraries and the Boston College Alumni Association.

E-mail: irish@bc.edu
Phone: 617-552-6396
www.bc.edu/gaelicroots

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Stay connected
All events are subject to change. Inclement weather: visit http://www.bc.edu/bcinfo for updates on weather-related cancellations at BC.

Event updates:
https://www.facebook.com/gaelicroots
https://twitter.com/bcirishmusic

Directions and parking:
http://www.bc.edu/gaelicroots

Selected concert videos:
https://www.youtube.com/user/BurnsLibraryIMC

Theology and Ministry Library Auditorium
Brighton Campus

Google maps gives the approximate entrance to Brighton Campus as 2117 Commonwealth Avenue, Brighton MA. Enter the Brighton Campus from Commonwealth Avenue. Within the campus, turn left immediately after the second building (Cadigan Center). Make a quick right into the large parking lot in front of the Theology and Ministry Library. Free event parking is available directly in front of the Library. The auditorium entrance is on the ground floor. A map of the Boston College Brighton Campus is available at: http://www.bc.edu/content/bc/a-z/maps/s-brighton.html

Gasson Hall Irish Room
Chestnut Hill Campus

Limited street parking is available. Observe posted signs. Google map link:
http://goo.gl/maps/I6f

Visitors to Gasson Hall who wish to park on the Chestnut Hill campus itself must use one of the garages. Find garage info at:
http://www.bc.edu/content/bc/offices/transportation/visitor.html

Cadigan Alumni Center​
Brighton Campus (

Google maps gives the approximate entrance to Brighton Campus as 2117 Commonwealth Avenue, Brighton MA. After you enter the Brighton Campus from Commonwealth Avenue, the second left leads to a small parking lot in front of the Cadigan Alumni Center. Free event parking is available in the small lot and other adjacent areas. 

Walking/Public Transportation
The closest MBTA stop is Boston College station, the last stop on the “B" line.