Brian Frykenberg learned Irish in Boston, in Lochán Beag Co. Galway, and at Harvard, where he earned his Celtic doctorate specializing in early Irish language, culture, and history. He is fond of the tale of “Mad Sweeney,” a character whose story is enjoyed widely beyond the shelves of academe thanks to modern Irish writers.
A professional librarian and freelance scholar interested in book history and book arts, Brian has a background in music, and naturally enjoys learning songs in Irish.
He has taught Irish language workshops in the Boston area, as well as at Elms College in Chicopee, Mass. He and his wife are parents of three young men, ages 23, 20, and 14.