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The Men Who Saved Traditional Irish Music

Event Type: Community Services
Date: 3/13/2018
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:30 PM
Description:
 Irish performer, historian, and broadcaster Kevin Westley will discuss the little-known efforts of Chicago policeman/collector Francis O’Neill, Thomas Edison, and others to document traditional Irish songs and tunes via “metallic cylinders” and sheet music from the middle of the 19th century onward.

Location: Community Room A
Link: Register for program here.