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Saturday, October 15, 2011

Irish flute and concertina master Charlie Coen Performing at Boston College on October 20

Father Charlie Coen, a master on the traditional Irish concertina and flute, is performing in concert at Boston College on Thursday, October 20, 2011 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. 

The performance is part of the Gaelic Roots program at BC created by fiddle master Seamus Connolly, the Director of Irish Studies Music and Dance, and Sullivan in Residence Artist at the college.

The concert takes place at 2101 Commonwealth Avenue in Brighton and is free to the public.

Known as the musical priest, Father Coen was born into a musical family near Woodford, County Galway and emigrated to the United States as a young man and became a priest.  He has won numerous awards for his playing and is highly regarded as a true advocate and genuine exemplar of Irish traditional music. 

For more information about the concert or about the Gaelic Roots program, contact Seamus Connolly at 617 552-0490 or

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