The Library of Congress

In 2019, Patrick was based at the Library of Congress. Both of his fellowships, a Kluge Fellowship in Digital Studies, and a Tech Impact award, were focused on Irish traditional music. He worked at the American Folklife Center and became the first Kluge scholar to collaborate with the Library of Congress Labs (LC Labs) team. The blog links and podcast below describe his research in more detail.

https://www.loc.gov/programs/john-w-kluge-center/scholars-in-residence/past-resident-scholars/d-f/

https://blogs.loc.gov/thesignal/2020/01/connections-in-sound-and-at-the-library-of-congress-reaching-out-to-experts-to-connect-irish-traditional-music-through-linked-data/

https://blogs.loc.gov/loc/2019/08/my-job-patrick-egan-searching-irish-traditional-music/?loclr=twndi

https://blogs.loc.gov/thesignal/2019/04/connections-in-sound-irish-traditional-music-at-afc/

In August 2019, his fellowships culminated in the bringing together of reference librarians, archivists, folklorists, digital experts and performers of Irish traditional music from all over the surrounding region of Washington DC and Maryland.