The truth would have made a great story: Catherine O'Leary, successful Irish immigrant businesswoman. She had five cows in her dairy and her husband Patrick was gainfully employed as a lathe-worker. As Catherine and Patrick slept on that dry October night in 1871, someone started a fire in their barn. The blaze grew into the Great Chicago Fire, killing 300 people, leaving … [Read more...] about Mrs. O’Leary Exonerated
In a rare television interview from 1983, Michael Flannery speaks with Niall O'Dowd for a PBS show based in San Francisco called Irish Magazine. Michael Flannery fought in the Irish War of Independence. He joined the volunteers when he was 14 years of age. “I was as tall then as I am now, and no one asked,” Flannery says in this interview with Niall O’Dowd taped in … [Read more...] about Rebel With A Cause
The second concert of the 2021 Masters of Tradition Festival will be broadcast from the magnificent stately home Bantry House on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 8:00 PM EST.
“This concert features two old friends of mine who I have played a lot with over the years. Steve Cooney is an Australian-born guitarist who moved to Ireland many years ago. He has explored Irish music in … [Read more...] about 2021 Masters of Tradition Festival
Featuring Martin Hayes, Steve Cooney, and David Power
The third concert of the 2021 Masters of Tradition on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at 8:00 PM EST will be broadcast from the Bantry House overlooking Bantry Bay. Masters of Tradition continues this week with a special performance of poetry by William Butler Yeats, set to music by Irish singer Christine Tobin. She will be joined by UK-born guitarist Phil Robson and Italian … [Read more...] about Christine Tobin, Phil Robson, and Francesco Turrisi Perform at the Stately Bantry House
Martin Hayes and Bruce Molsky will open to 2021 Masters of Tradition Festival on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 8:00 PM EST.
The 2021 Masters of Tradition Festival opens tonight with an eagerly-awaited conversation between the festival’s Artistic Director, County Clare fiddle player Martin Hayes and Bruce Molsky, the highly-acclaimed fiddler, guitarist and … [Read more...] about 2021 Masters of Tradition Festival