Historian to discuss the lure of Irish music, culture

Irish historian Marion Casey will discuss Irish arts Dec. 1 at UMSL.

Rich in history and tradition, Irish culture is distinctive and memorable. For years, Americans have enjoyed the wonderful percussion sounds of the Riverdance or sweet melodies of Irish musician Thomas Moore.

Marion R. Casey, clinical assistant professor of history at the Glucksman Ireland House at New York University, will discuss “Performing Ireland, Becoming American” at 12:30 p.m. Dec. 1 in 331 Social Sciences & Business Building at the University of Missouri–St. Louis.

Casey is the curator of a current exhibition on this subject for Culture Ireland at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. The exhibit explored aspects of Irish American performance history and the mass appeal Irish arts has had in the United States.

The event is free and open to the public. It’s sponsored by the Smurfit-Stone Endowed Professorship in Irish Studies at UMSL and International Studies and Programs at UMSL.

A parking permit is required for all visitors to UMSL. To request your free permit, a campus map and to make a reservation, call 314-516-7299 or visit cfis-umsl.com.


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