Thursday 25 April 2013

Clare Musician to Receive Ellis Island Medal of Honour

Fiddle-player Séamus Connolly will be awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honour on May 11th in recognition of his musical talent and his role as an educator and promoter of Irish traditional music in the United States. Séamus comes from a musical household in Killaloe and has won the Irish Fiddle Championship a record 10 times. He has lived in the Boston area since 1976 and is currently Director of the Irish Studies Music and Dance Programs at Boston College and of the Gaelic Roots Summer School and Festival. You can listen to some tracks from Séamus’ album - Here and There – on Clare County Library's Music of Clare:
Dr Gilbert & The Flax in Bloom

Marian McCarthy & Jockey at the Fair

and here he is playing at the Northeast Heritage Music Camp Concert, Vermont, in 2008:

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