- Existence: 1944
Born in 1944 into a musical family in Killaloe, County Clare, Ireland, Séamus Connolly began playing the fiddle at age 12 and went on to win the Irish National Fiddle Championship ten times. As a young musician he traveled throughout Ireland, meeting and playing music with many of the legends of Irish music, and performing regularly on Irish radio and television. In 1976 he immigrated to America and settled in the Boston area. He has given performances and workshops around the world, and created the Gaelic Roots Festival (1993-2003) at Boston College, where he was appointed Sullivan Family Artist-in-Residence in 2004.
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Boston College Gaelic Roots Festival records
Boston College Gaelic Roots Music, Song, Dance, Workshop, and Lecture Series recordings
Recordings of events organized by the Gaelic Roots Music, Song, Dance, Workshop, and Lecture Series at Boston College, founded in 2003 by Séamus Connolly. The Series brings together accomplished performers and experts in Irish, Scottish, American, and related folk music traditions to share their experience, knowledge, and talent with the Boston College community and beyond.
Collection is open for research.
Recordings have been digitally copied; all original media was retained, but may not be played due to format. Use copies can only be accessed in the Burns Library Reading Room.
Séamus Connolly papers
This collection documents the musical activities and career of Irish traditional fiddle player Séamus Connolly. The collection includes field recordings, correspondence, press clippings, publications, photographs, awards, and artifacts. It also includes research notes and materials collected by Connolly on Irish traditional music.
Collection is open for research. Digitized versions of original recordings are available for Burns Library Reading Room use. Some audio and video items may not be immediately available due to formatting issues.