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The silver Morrissey Cup won by Séamus Connolly for being the best fiddler in County Clare, Ireland, three years running (when he was ages 16 to 18); a photograph of the 15-year-old Connolly in 1959 holding the third of his 10 all-Ireland fiddle championship trophies; two recordings, including Masters of the Folk Violin (1989), in which Connolly’s artistry is juxtaposed with the Texas longbow playing of Alison Krauss and the Cajun styling of Michael Doucet; and, of course, the very fiddle—these objects and more were on view in an exhibition highlighting the career of Boston College’s Sullivan Artist-in-Residence. Connolly has taught Irish music in the Irish Studies program since 1990 and this year was recognized with an Ellis Island Medal of Honor. Musical Roots of Séamus Connolly ran January 25 to May 23.