|Title||Carmel Quinn Collection|
|Scope & Content||
A native of Dublin, Ireland, Carmel Quinn began her singing career as a teenager with local bands. She sang at Dublin's Theatre Royal with the house orchestra. After coming to the United States in 1954, she eventually settled in Leonia where she still lives. As a singer, storyteller and comedienne, Quinn became a popular guest on many national television talk shows. She appeared in numerous musical road shows and performed for Presidents Kennedy and Johnson. Her Saint Patrick's Day concerts at Carnegie Hall sold out for more than two decades. In 1991 Carmel Quinn became the second woman, along with Maureen O'Hara, to receive the John F. Kennedy Award for "Outstanding American of Irish Descent".
The archives has a record and three cassette tapes and a folder containing miscellaneous material along with photos.
|Collection||Carmel Quinn Collection|
Musicians, Actors & Artists