The emigrant’s song

HistIrelandA recent post on History Ireland offers an interesting podcast of discussion on ‘The impact of Irish music on American culture‘ (go to post and podcast>).

The post continues:

From Ulster Presbyterian emigration in the eighteenth century to the Appalachians and the Ozarks—and the subsequent evolution of country and bluegrass—to Irish Catholic emigration in the nineteenth century to Boston, Chicago and New York, waves of Irish emigrants have had a huge effect on the evolution of music in America, including cross-fertilization with blues and jazz (and later provoked, ironically, in the twentieth century, an anti-jazz campaign in Ireland).

This in turn had an impact on the advent of rock and roll and its evolution from blues with the subsequent impact on popular culture, including in Ireland.

To hear these and related questions join History Ireland editor Tommy Graham and a panel of experts:

  • Mick Moloney (NYU),
  • Marc Geagan (Northwest Regional College, Derry),
  • Charlie McGettigan (1994 Eurovision winner),
  • Rory Corbett (NUI Galway), and
  • John Dempsey (Texas University).”

If you manage to hear this one, please comment below.

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