Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin is an Irish musician. As a pianist, composer, recording artist, and academic, he holds the Professorship of Music at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, which he founded at the University of Limerick.
Francis O'Neill was Chicago's superintendent of police from 1901 to 1905. In this recital lecture, Ó Súilleabháin will explore Chief O'Neill's personal collection of music, which O'Neill donated to the Hesburgh Libraries.
Following the lecture, please join us for a reception hosted by the Hon. Aidan Cronin, Consul General of Ireland, in Rare Books and Special Collections (102 Hesburgh Library).
Irish writer Patrick McCabe, author of THE BUTCHER BOY (1992) and BREAKFAST ON PLUTO (1998), both shortlisted for the Booker Prize, will be present at the reception for the announcement of the Hesburgh Libraries' acquisition of his papers.
The reception will also celebrate the recent publication by the Notre Dame Press of COIRE SOIS, THE CAULDRON OF KNOWLEDGE: A COMPANION TO EARLY IRISH SAGA by Tomás Ó Cathasaigh, the Henry L. Shattuck Professor of Irish Studies in the Department of Celtic Languages and Literatures at Harvard University.
Sponsored by the Cushwa Center, the Keough-Naughton Institute, the Hesburgh Libraries, and the Consul General of Ireland in Chicago.
All events are free and open to the public.