Collecting and Community: Irish Music and the Authority of the Badge

Time: 18:30 GMT Date: Tuesday 19 July 2022 Venue: ITMA Library Event Over

Author, Michael O'Malley, will give a talk about the life and work of Francis O'Neill, Collector of Irish music and Chief of Police in Chicago in the early years of the 20th century.

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This is the subject of Michael's new book, Beat Cop, which will also be launched on the night. Leading uilleann piper Mick O'Brien will perform tunes by Patsy Touhey & Barney Delaney, and there will also be music from Liam O'Connor and Caoilfhionn & Sorcha Ní Scolaí.