Patrick S. Gilmore staged the largest concert in history in Boston from June 17 through July 4, 1872, called the World Peace Jubilee and International Music Festival.
Read about Gilmore's Jubilee in BITA's current issue of Travel & Culture Guide, a round-up of Irish and other cultural activities and travel opportunities in Massachusetts and Ireland this summer and fall. It's available for free at visitor centers and cultural venues throughout the state.
Gilmore was born in Ballygar, County Galway in 1829 and emigrated to Boston in 1849, where he went on to become the most influential bandleader and impresario of his generation. Read more about P.S. Gilmore.
The Irish Music Center at Boston College currently has an exhibit on Gilmore's World Peace Jubilee at the John J. Burns Library on campus through July 6, 2012.
Learn more about Irish history in Boston by visiting IrishHeritageTrail.com.
For year round details on Irish activities, visit IrishMassachusetts.com.
Find visitor information by going to MassVacation.com and BostonUSA.com.