"Students in Ms. Mary Concannon's Irish Studies class at Catholic Memorial School are typically immersed for the year in all aspects of Irish culture.
But this fall, their immersion took a hands-on approach as they picked up Irish tin whistles and learned the art of the traditional Irish musical form.
Leading them was guest instructor Andrea Mori, who teaches tin whistle in Irish Studies programs at Harvard and BC. Mori is an active musician with the Boston Chapter of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann, a music school that promotes traditional Irish music.
'They're awesome,' Mori said of the CM students she is instructing for six consecutive weeks. 'They sound 'brilliant,' as they'd say in Ireland.'"