Sept 13– Boston College Public lecture
September 13 @ 6:30 pm
Boston College Gaelic Roots Program
“Flowing Tides: Musical Memory, History and Global Culture in County Clare, Ireland”
- An illustrated lecture followed by book signing and musical reception
- Wednesday, September 13, 2017 (6:30-8:30pm)
- Gaelic Roots Program at Boston College
- Connolly House, Boston College
- 300 Hammond Street Chestnut Hill, MA
Boston College presents a public lecture by award-winning Irish musician, ethnomusicologist and cultural historian Professor Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin.
Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin’s most recent book Flowing Tides– History and Memory in an Irish Soundscape (Oxford University Press, 2016) takes the reader on a fascinating journey across 200 years of music in County Clare.
Explore the historical events–from the Napoleon Wars to the modern Celtic Tiger era, the ‘cultural currents’, and musical characters that shaped the beloved traditional music of County Clare.
HOSTED BY the Gaelic Roots Program at Boston College, this lecture will examine the sonic transformation of Irish music. By investigating the forces—indigenous, diasporic, virtual, prosthetic, Ó hAllmhuráin will reveal Ireland’s national and transnational soundscape during the past century.
AUTHOR and SCHOLAR
Ó hAllmhuráin’s popular Pocket History of Irish Traditional Music (O’Brien Press, Dublin, 1998) remains one of the top-selling books on Irish music and is enjoyed by music fans and students around the world.
Now, his Short History of Irish Traditional Music (O’Brien Press, Dublin, 2017) takes the reader on through the exciting evolution of Irish traditional music in recent decades.
Since 2009, Professor Ó hAllmhuráin has held The Johnson Chair in Québec and Canadian Irish Studies in The School of Irish Studies at Concordia University in Montréal, Québec.
From 2000-2009, Ó hAllmhuráin was The Jefferson Smurfit Professor of Irish Studies and Professor of Music at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. For many years, he ran the UM-SL Irish Music Concert Series.