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academic year 2014-2015

Gaelic Roots Music, Song, Dance, Workshop and Lecture Series
Fall 2014 Events
The Gaelic Roots Series is sponsored by the Center for Irish Programs in collaboration with the University Libraries and the Alumni Association. The series presents concerts, lectures, and presentations based on Gaelic music and the dance traditions of Ireland, Scotland, and the United States. The series is co-directed by Séamus Connolly, Sullivan Artist-in-Residence in Irish Programs, and Elizabeth Sweeney, Irish Music Librarian, John J. Burns Library.

Admission: Free
Event Contact: irish@bc.edu or 617-552-6396
http://www.bc.edu/gaelicroots
http://facebook.com/gaelicroots

Don and Cindy Roy
Don and Cindy Roy


Thursday, September 25, 2014
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Concert of Franco-American and Celtic music on fiddle and piano with:
Don and Cindy Roy
Theology and Ministry Library on BC's Brighton campus

Kieran Jordan
Kieran Jordan


Tuesday, October 7, 2014
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.


Irish dance and céilí, directed by Kieran Jordan:
Live music provided by Séamus Connolly with Boston College students and special guests
Gasson Hall Irish Room on BC's Chestnut Hill campus

 

Kimberley Fraser
Kimberley Fraser


Thursday, November 13, 2014
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.


Oisin McAuley
Oisin McAuley


Concert comparing Cape Breton and Donegal fiddle styles
Kimberley Fraser andOisin McAuley
Cadigan Alumni Center on BC's Brighton campus

Professor John J. Horgan
Professor John J. Horgan

The Center for Irish Programs & The John J. Burns Library of Rare Books and Special Collections at Boston College invite you to attend a lecture titled:  "Journalism - The First Draft of History?"

Presented by Professor John J. Horgan, 2014
Burns Visiting Scholar in Political Science

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Lecture at 4:30 pm in the Thompson Room of the Burns Library
The lecture will be followed by a reception in the Library's Irish Room

This event is free and open to the public

 

Robbie O'Connell and Aoife Clancy
Robbie O'Connell and Aoife Clancy

 

 

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.


Gaelic Roots Christmas concert:
Robbie O'Connell and Aoife Clancy
Cadigan Alumni Center on BC's Brighton campus

Theology and Ministry Library Auditorium
Brighton Campus
(Sept. 25 event only)
Google maps gives the approximate entrance to Brighton Campus as 2117 Commonwealth Avenue, Brighton MA. Upon entering the Brighton Campus from Commonwealth Avenue, the Theology and Ministry Library is the third building on the left, behind a large parking lot. Free event parking is available directly in front of the Library. The auditorium entrance is on the ground floor, off of the parking lot. 

​Map of Boston College's Brighton Campus: 
http://www.bc.edu/content/bc/a-z/maps/s-brighton.html


Gasson Hall
 Irish Room, Chestnut Hill Campus
(Oct. 7 event only)
Limited street parking is available. Observe posted signs. Google map link:
http://goo.gl/maps/I6f


Visitors who wish to park on campus instead of using street parking must use one of the garages. Garage info:
http://www.bc.edu/content/bc/offices/transportation/visitor.html


Cadigan Alumni Center​, Brighton Campus
(Nov. 13 & Dec. 9 events)
Google maps gives the approximate entrance to Brighton Campus as 2117 Commonwealth Avenue, Brighton MA. Upon entering the Brighton Campus from Commonwealth Avenue, ​the Cadigan Alumni Center is the second building on your left, behind a small parking lot. Free event parking is available in adjacent areas. 


Walking/Public Transportation:

Closest MBTA stop is Boston College station, the last stop on the “B" line.


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