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Category Archives: Irish Music Archives
Irish traditional music followers worldwide can now access hundreds of music tracks in The Séamus Connolly Collection of Irish Music, a digital collection produced and published by the Boston College Libraries. This collection of tunes and songs was compiled over fifteen … Continue reading
Followers of traditional fiddle music will be pleased to learn that the Muise Family Collection of Cape Breton and Irish Music has recently been processed as part of the Burns Library’s Irish Music Archives.
The Muise Family collection includes recordings of impromptu house sessions of Cape Breton and Irish music, performed by a variety of musicians in the Boston area. Included are informal music gatherings and social events that took place in the Muise home in Dorchester (1951-1965) and Roslindale (1965 and later), as recorded on home recording equipment by Johnny and Mary Muise. The collection also includes some concerts and other gatherings. Continue reading
These selections from the Irish American manuscript collections at the Burns Library are loosely bound together by common threads of shared affiliation with the University and with the City of Boston – its business and its politics. To each of us working on … Continue reading
The fifth and final section of the Burns Library exhibit One Story Draws Another, featuring publications that draw on one or more Burns Library Irish collections, is now on display in the Ford Tower. This Researcher Stories section joins the four … Continue reading
Scéal a tharraingíonn scéal. Just as the Burns Library’s iconic Ford Tower evokes the tower of Ballylee Castle, which Irish poet W. B. Yeats purchased, restored, and celebrated in the popular anthology of his verse depicted in our exhibit poster, … Continue reading
The Musical Roots of Séamus Connolly, Sullivan Artist-in-Residence: An Exhibit of Irish Music at the John J. Burns Library
On view through May 23, the Burns Library exhibit, “The Musical Roots of Séamus Connolly, Sullivan Artist-in-Residence,” highlights influences and milestones in the music career of Sullivan Artist-in-Residence Séamus Connolly. A world-renowned Irish traditional musician, performer and teacher from Killaloe, … Continue reading
Exhibits Update: Patrick S. Gilmore and the 140th Anniversary of the World’s Peace Jubilee in Boston
In the middle of May, while hurrying through O’Neill Library to one of my last classes of the semester, I noticed a sign for a new exhibit in the O’Neill Reading Room. Patrick S. Gilmore (1829-1892), “father of the American … Continue reading