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Roxbury History Speaker Series to explore the legacy of Irish dance halls in Dudley Square

Posted by Patrick Rosso  January 28, 2013 09:40 AM

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Dudley Square has always been a center for culture and business, but long ago it was also a mecca for Irish dance halls.

The Roxbury History Speaker Series and Susan Gedutis Lindsay, author of the book ‘See You at the Hall,’ will explore the three-decade legacy of the community’s Irish dance halls Feb. 13.

In the 1940’s Dudley Square was home to five “busy” dance halls where Irish and Irish-Americans from all over Boston came to dance, interact, and enjoy themselves, according to the Speaker Series.

That legacy will be uncovered at February’s event, which will also include audience participation and a Q&A segment with the author and Dillon Bustin, the artistic director for Hibernian Hall a once a popular destination for the Irish.

The free event will be held Wed., Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. at the Haley House Bakery Café located at 12 Dade St.

For more information about the event, click here.

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