"Irish traditional music will be the focus of the fall 2010 Gaelic Roots Music, Song, Dance, Workshop and Lecture Series at Boston College.
The series, sponsored by BC’s Center for Irish Programs, has often featured music from Scotland, Cape Breton and Appalachia as well as Ireland. But there will be a distinctly Hibernian flavor to this fall’s events, which take place at Connolly House (300 Hammond Street near BC’s Chestnut Hill Campus) beginning at 6:30 p.m. All are free and open to the public.
•Fiddler Oisin McAuley and flutist Jimmy Noonan will kick off the series on Sept. 30. McAuley, a member of the popular band Danu, has become a mainstay in the local session scene since moving to Boston several years ago. Noonan teaches in BC’s Irish Studies Program and has played at numerous concerts and festivals with an impressive array of musicians including Seamus Connolly — director of Irish music programs at BC — Louise Costello, Tommy McCarthy and Chris McGrath, among others."
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