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Boston College. Gaelic Roots Festival and Summer School



From 1993 to 2003, faculty member Séamus Connolly and his wife, Chrysandra "Sandy" Walter, organized the Gaelic Roots Summer School and Festival on the campus of Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. Each year performers from around the world visited the campus for a weeklong series of classes, workshops and concerts that drew hundreds of aficionados.

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Boston College Gaelic Roots Festival records

Abstract Boston College Gaelic Roots Festival records document lectures and performances on Irish, Scottish, and Cape Breton traditional music, song and dance produced by the Irish Studies Program under the coordination of faculty member Séamus Connolly. The collection primarily consists of audio and video recordings of events, complemented by brochures, correspondence, photographs, and planning documents, from the time of the festival's inception as a weekend event in 1993 through the end of its...
Restrictions on access Collection is open for research. Audiovisual recordings have been digitally copied; all original media were retained, but may not be played due to format. Multitrack audio recordings (DTRS and ADAT) cannot be reformatted by Burns Library at this time and are not available for playback due to format impermanence. In a few instances for which audio was exclusively recorded in one of these formats, migration was outsourced.Original digital text and image files in this...
Dates: 1993 - 2003