Revels Adult Lecture Series: An Introduction to Celtic Music and Song with Brian O'Donovan
Revels Adult Lecture Series

Join Brian O’Donovan as he highlights the compelling variety in Celtic music and songs. Gaining inspiration from his native Cork County, O’Donovan will explore traditional and contemporary music from around the Celtic world and introduce participants to the cultural significance of each work. This engaging and interactive series will be the perfect way to round out a mon-long celebration of the rich and enduring folk music that surrounds Celtic society. 

These 75 minute participatory presentations are held every Thursday evening from April 14 – May 5 in-person or online. Each of the four available presentations are $18 and can be purchased a la carte or in bulk for $65.

April 14, 2022 - May 5, 2022

Date: April 14, 2022 – May 5, 2022

Thursdays from 7:30 – 8:45 PM ET

Available In-Person or Online

Ages 18+, $18/Class or $65/Four Classes

Registration opens Winter 2022

Teaching Artist
Brian O'Donovan

Tradition Bearer

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Brian O'Donovan

Brian O’Donovan is the second youngest of nine children, born in 1957 in Clonakilty,West Cork. O’Donovan studied at UCC in the 1970s but now lives in Boston, where he works as a broadcaster for WGBH, a public radio station.  He presents a show that explores “traditional and contemporary music from around the Celtic world”. Although Brian is widely known today for his work in public broadcasting, music production, and as a curator for live events, his earlier professional career was in a very different world. He held management and executive positions at then Foxboro Stadium, the home of the New England Patriots. O’Donovan lives in Cambridge, MA and has four grown children: Aoife, Ciaran, Aidan, and Nuala and two grandchildren, Ivy Jo Jacobsen of Brooklyn, NY, and Nomi Francis O’Donovan of Denver, CO.

Rave Reviews

The lecturer was absolutely fantastic! He got people to talk, and the “class guide” packet he made for each class was amazing too, and an unexpected bonus!

It was a wildly fun experience!

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