Far from the Shamrock Shore PDF ePub eBook

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Far from the Shamrock Shore free pdf For centuries Irish people expressed their deepest feeling through song. Emigrants carried songs to America and wrote new songs to express the frustrations and sorrows of life in a new country. These became part of life, performed on every occasion from family gatherings to community events and the vaudeville stage. Brendan Kennelly described such songs as 'living ghosts that long for a living voice'. For the first time these songs and the stories they tell are captured in a passionately written illustrated history of the Irish in America with a free companion CD. Written by the leading authority on traditional Irish music in America each spread chronicles a specific theme in the lives of the Irish in America from the 1700s to the early 20th century with a corresponding song on the CD. The spreads and songs describe the backbreaking task of survival in the New World- battles waged for fair treatment and fair pay for work on railroads, on canals, in mines, in construction and factories- the success ultimately attained in politics, business and society- the cramped ghettoes of city life and anti-Irish sentiment. The accompanying free 18-track CD, in a CD sleeve and bound into the back of the book, goes beyond the standard compilation. Most of the songs have not been recorded for more than 50 years and make rare and fascinating listening. These new recordings, sung by the author, are historically accurate and emotionally compelling.

About Mick Moloney

Mick Moloney, a native of Limerick, was part of the '60s folk revival in Ireland and has recorded more than 40 albums/tapes/CDs. A college professor, arts administrator, radio and TV personality, he has received numerous accolades and was twice named one of the "Top 100 Irish Americans" by Irish America magazine. A frequent and respected contributor to academic journals, he performs regularly on radio and TV as well as touring and performing extensively.

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Author : Mick Moloney
Publisher : The Collins Press
Data Published : 01 April 2002
ISBN : 1903464137
EAN : 9781903464137
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 50 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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