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academic year 2014-2015

Gaelic Roots Music, Song, Dance, Workshop and Lecture Series
Spring 2015 Events
The Gaelic Roots Series is sponsored by The Center for Irish Programs at Boston College 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 and is co-directed by Séamus Connolly, Sullivan Artist-in-Residence in Irish Programs, and Elizabeth Sweeney, Irish Music Librarian, John J. Burns Library.

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

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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Irish dancers feet in motion

Tuesday, March 10
6:30 to 8 p.m.
Cadigan Alumni Center on BC's Brighton campus

Please note:
******THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT******
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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Professor John Kelly, 2015 Flatley Lecturer at Boston College
Professor John Kelly

The Boston College 2015 Flatley Lecturer, Professor John Kelly, presents:

"Yeats & The Irish Revolutionary Era, 1912-1923"

Professor Kelly is a leading expert on W.B. Yeats, a long-time professor of English at Oxford University, and an Emeritus Research Fellow at St. John's College at Oxford, where he was a St. John's Fellow as well as vice president of the College. He was director of the international Yeats Summer School from 1972 to 1976. He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin (of which he is an honorary Fellow), and at Cambridge University. Prior to his appointment to Oxford, he taught at the University of Kent, in Canterbury. His research interests are in the fiction and modern poetry of the 19th and 20th centuries, especially Yeats and Eliot.

The author of numerous scholarly articles, he is also the general editor of the Collected Letters of W.B. Yeats, published by Oxford University Press, thus far in four enormous volumes. Of the first volume, the late Seamus Heaney wrote: "one of the great publishing events of the decade". This view was echoed by the London Review of Books: "one of the great works of literary scholarship of our time".

Professor Kelly has published widely on Anglo-Irish and Modernist literature, and selected and introduced the twelve volumes of the Hibernia: Literature and Nation in Victorian Ireland series.  In 2006, he co-edited with Boston College's own Professor Marjorie Howes, The Cambridge Companion to W.B. Yeats.

Thursday, April 23
4:30 p.m.
The Thompson Room of the Burns Library
Reception to follow in the Irish Room of the Burns
This event is free and open to the public

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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
Advance registration required; admission is free. Registration link:


Please register for this event

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: maureen.mcveigh@bc.edu
Phone: 617-552-3282
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.