The Centre for Irish Studies cordially invites you to the lecture “‘Excellent in … Both Music and Words’ – Ceol an Chaointe: The Music of the Irish Keen” by Prof. Lillis Ó Laoire (National University of Ireland, Galway) on Thursday 5 May, 10:50, Room 1 (Faculty of Arts, nám. Jana Palacha 2, Prague). All welcome!
The event has been kindly supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs, Ireland.
Lillis Ó Laoire is a professor in Irish in the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, and was Head of School from 2010-2014. He was also a visiting Professor in Modern Languages and English at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles from 2002-2005. Ó Laoire is a native of the Donegal Gaeltacht in northwestern Ireland. He has published many scholarly works on Gaelic song, including the award-winning Bright Star of the West: Joe Heaney, Irish Song Man (with Sean Williams). He is an accomplished sean-nós singer, appearing at international festivals such as Irishfest Milwaukee. Among other honours, he was TG4 Gradam Ceoil singer of the year in 2020.