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Irish Music


Archival Collections at BC

Library Research Guide

Irish Music Archives

The Irish Music Archives of the John J. Burns Library documents Irish music in America. 



Many of the links on this page go to downloadable PDF documents of finding aids and inventories. Please contact us at for information about these and additional music holdings.

Additional Burns Library collections are listed on ArchiveGrid.


How to Access

Contact the John J. Burns Library reading room for on-site access to materials in the Irish Music Archives.

Some Boston College recordings are also via the web or via the Irish Music Archives YouTube channel.

You may also telephone 617-552-4861 (Burns Library reading room) for more information.


Boston College Festivals: Recordings, Etc.

CCÉ North America Collection of Irish Music Materials

The Séamus Connolly Collection of Irish Music

Séamus Connolly Papers

Egan Harp Collection

Gaelic Roots Recordings

Michael Cummings Collection of P.S. Gilmore Materials

Frederick M. Manning Collection of John McCormack Materials

Muise Family Collection of Cape Breton and Irish Music

Mary O'Hara Papers

Myles O'Malley Papers

Hugh E. O'Rourke Collection of Irish Music Materials