Carnegie Ceilidh records
Scope and Contents
Collection includes fliers, tickets, advertisements, reviews (newspaper clippings) and audio recordings.
Language of Materials
Materials entirely in English
Conditions Governing Access
Audio recordings have been digitized. They are available for listening in the Archives and Special Collections. There is a restriction on obtaining copies. There are no restrictions on obtaining reference copies of the printed material.
Biographical / Historical
Howard T. Glasser became Assistant Professor of Graphic Arts at Carnegie-Mellon University in 1961. Soon after, he founded the Carnegie Ceilidhs (pronounced “kaylees”), Friday night gatherings in which participants explored traditional folk music through musical performances, speakers and film. The Carnegie Ceilidh, in conjunction with the Pittsburgh Folklore Society, sponsored an annual concert starting in 1962 (in 1966, 1967 and 1968 concerts were staged several times per year). The weekly Ceilidhs, which came at a time when folk music achieved great popularity, became a sensation throughout Pittsburgh. These concerts would feature not only local favorites but folk superstars from all over the world. After the 1968 season of Carnegie Ceilidh concert series, Glasser left Carnegie-Mellon University for a new teaching position at the University of Rhode Island.
0.8 Linear Feet (.8 linear feet (2 boxes))
18.01 Gigabytes (70 computer files (18.01 GB))
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Howard T. Glasser.
- Carnegie Ceilidh records
- Kaitlyn Asam ‘12
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