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Sunday, December 8, 2013

Gaelic Roots Series at Boston College presents traditional musicians Mick Moloney and Athena Tergis on December 10


The Gaelic Roots program at Boston College is presenting a Christmas concert featuring banjo player and academic scholar Mick Moloney and fiddler Athena Tergis on Tuesday, December 10, 2013, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The concert takes place at Walsh Hall on BC's campus, and is free and open to the public.

Moloney is founder of the group, Green Fields of America, and is a respected scholar, composer and producer of Irish music.  He holds a Ph.D. in folklore from the University of Pennsylvania, and is author of the book, Far from the Shamrock Shore. 

A native of San Francisco, Tergis played with the Sharon Shannon Band in Ireland and later was the lead fiddler on the show Riverdance.  She has also toured with the Dublin Philharmonic Orchestra and with saxophonist Clarence Clemmons.

Gaelic Roots is headed by fiddle master Seamus Connolly, a native of County Clare who have lived in the New England region since 1976.   Connolly recently received a National Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, and earlier this year received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor for his distinguished contributions to the United States. 

Here is a profile on Connolly discussing his latest work in progress.

Find year round details on Irish cultural activities in greater Boston at IrishBoston.org

For visitor information go to MassVacation.com and BostonUSA.com.

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