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Friday, October 2, 2009

Boston College Welcomes Legendary Irish Harpist Mary O’Hara on Sunday, October 11

Renowned singer and harpist Mary O’Hara gives a multimedia presentation on her life and her musical career at Boston College entitled, Travels with my Harp: an Afternoon with Mary O’Hara.

The event takes place at Devlin Hall on BC’s campus in Chestnut Hill, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 11, 2009.

After the lecture, Ms. O’Hara will officially help open an exhibit of her works at BC’s John J. Burns Library, entitled, "Mary O'Hara, Singer and Harpist: A Retrospective." The exhibit features posters, recordings, correspondence, and books from the Mary O'Hara Papers at the Burns Library.

O’Hara has recorded 20 albums, starting with her debut recording, Songs of Erin, released in 1956. Her autobiography, Scent of the Roses, sold over 1.5 million copies worldwide since it was published in 1980.

Mary O’Hara’s lecture is part of the Gaelic Roots series at Boston College directed by Séamus Connolly, Sullivan Artist-in-Residence. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise specified.

For more details on the Gaelic Roots lecture and performance series, visit

For information on Boston College’s Center for Irish Programs, directed by Professor Thomas E. Hachey, visit

For a year round, up-to-date schedule of Irish cultural events in Massachusetts, visit

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