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

Fall 2015 Calendar of 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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Irish musician Rose Clancy
Irish musician Rose Clancy

Thursday, September 24
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Theology & Ministry Library auditorium on BC's Brighton campus
Admission is free

An evening of traditional Celtic music with fiddle player Rose Clancy, who will be joined by her father Eugene Clancy on guitar and brother John Clancy on upright bass.

dancers participating in an Irish céili
An Irish céili

Thursday, October 15
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Gasson Hall Irish Room
Chestnut Hill campus
Admission is free

Irish Dance and Céili directed by Kieran Jordan, a renowned dance performer and teacher as well as a member of the Boston College faculty.

Dancers of all ages are welcome to join in and no prior dance experience is necessary. Live music will be directed by fiddle master Séamus Connolly, Sullivan Artist-in-Residence in Irish Programs.



Irish musicians Paddy O'Brien & Nathan Gourley
Paddy O'Brien & Nathan Gourley


Thursday, November 12
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Theology & Ministry Library auditorium on BC's Brighton campus
Admission is free

Join accordion master Paddy O'Brien and fiddle player Nathan Gourley for a night of traditional Irish music.


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

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

Directions and Parking
Theology and Ministry Library Auditorium
Brighton Campus

When seeking directions from GPS or Google Maps, please reference 2101 Commonwealth Avenue, Brighton, MA in order to locate the Brighton campus entrance. 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

When seeking directions from GPS or Google Maps, please reference 2101 Commonwealth Avenue, Brighton, MA in order to locate the Brighton campus entrance.  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.