The Irish Cultural Center of Western New England welcomes you to a night of Irish music and lore with our Fulbright Scholar, Brigita Gallagher, and guests, at 7 pm on Monday, February 1. This is St. Brigid’s Day, or Imbolc, marking the beginning of Celtic spring.
This hour-long Zoom event is free to all. Please register here so we may contact you with the link to view the event.
Gallagher, an accomplished violinist, will perform traditional Irish music, interspersed with information about her craft and the tradition of Irish music. This event will also feature two musical guests – local flute player Ellen Redman, a regular performer at the Wednesday night seisiún at the ICC, and professional Irish pianist and native Irish speaker Hannah Fitzgerald of Midleton, County Cork. Both will play a few songs and say a few words.
Gallagher, from Ladysbridge in County Cork, Ireland, is the ICC’s eleventh Irish Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant. She is teaching Irish language this academic year at Elms College, in courses offered to Elms students as well as to the general public.
Brigita, or Gita as she is better known, holds a B.A. International degree in Irish and French, and has just graduated from her Professional Masters in Education from University College Cork. While at UCC, Gita was awarded Onóir na Gaeilge for her contribution to the Irish language. As Development Officer for An Chuallacht (the Irish Language Society) she played a key role in promoting Irish – including hosting a regular Irish programme on UCC Campus Radio, involvement with the Irish Language Accommodation in the college, and organizing many social events to cultivate an interest in and a love of Irish.
This event will be recorded for those unable to view live.