In 2015, the Art Institute of Chicago hosted an extraordinary exhibit: "Ireland: Crossroads of Arts and Design, 1690-1840."
The exhibit, a first of its kind, featured over 300 examples of Irish furniture, paintings and decorative arts from the time period 1690-1840. The exhibit also featured other "firsts" at the Art Institute: the creation of an album of music specifically crafted to coordinate with the themes of an exhibit and the playing of this music as a background soundtrack within the galleries themselves.
This evening of music at Notre Dame will feature two of the perfomers, composers and musical curators Liz Carroll (fiddle) and Marty Fahey (piano) who created the CD, along with guest musician Aileen Dillane (Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick and Visiting Professor, Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies).
Free and open to the public. No tickets necessary.
Originally published at irishstudies.nd.edu.