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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Irish Fiddler Seamus Connolly Hosts Irish Dance and Ceili at Boston College on March 29

Seamus Connolly (photo by Lee Pellegrini)

Seamus Connolly, head of Boston College's Gaelic Roots program and Sullivan Artist in Residence, is hosting an Irish Dance and Ceili at Gasson Hall Irish Music Room on campus on Thursday, March 29, 2012 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Irish dancer Kieran Jordan directs the dancing, with Connolly and friends providing live music.  The performance is free and open to the public.  

A ten-time All Ireland fiddle player, Connolly is regarded as one of the most prominent Irish musicians of his generation.   The native of County Clare emigrated to the United States in the 1970s.  In addition to his accomplishments as a musician, Connolly has also evolved as a scholar of traditional Irish music and an important collector of rare Irish and Celtic tunes played by musicians in Ireland, Canada and the United States. 

For a schedule of upcoming concerts in the Gaelic Roots series, click here, email or call 617 552-639.  To learn move about the Irish Music Center Archives at BC's John J. Burns Library, click here

To find ongoing details on Irish music and dance, plus cultural activities and organizations in Massachusetts and the New England region, visit

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