Ph.D., 1992, University of Pennsylvania; M.A., University of Pennsylvania; B.A. University College, Dublin
Areas of Research/Interest
Irish and Irish-American music and popular culture.
University of Limerick Traditional Music External Examiner, Green Fields of America Irish music and dance group, Advisor to the National Endowment for the Arts, Advisor to the Smithsonian Institution in a variety of capacities.
National Heritage Award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Far From the ShamrockShore: The Story of Irish American Immigration Through Song (2002, Crown).
Far From theShamrockShore (CD), (2002, Shanachie Records.)