Show 223 – Independence

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It’s Independence Day in the US, commemorating the separation of the American colonies from the British Empire. As the young nation muscled its way westward, desperate people watched from across the Atlantic and saw the US as a promise of freedom and opportunity. Irish immigrants flocked across the ocean in a gamble on a better life; in this week’s show, Katie and Joe play songs and tunes about those who emigrated in search of hope and freedom.

The artists this week: Ré, Karan Casey & John Doyle, Dick Gaughan & Andy Irvine, Billy McComiskey, Danú, Gay Mckeon, Liz Carroll, Christy Moore, The Friel Sisters, Caitlín & Ciarán, Adam Agee & Jon Sousa, Burning Bridget Cleary, Sásta, and John Doyle.

Our FairPlé score this week is 36.


# Track Artist Release
1 Glen Where The Deer Is-The Ivy Leaf-The Dublin Lasses Nuala Kennedy Behave the Bravest
2 The Rainy Day- Speed The Plough- My Love is in America (reels)
3 Sailing Off to the Yankee Land Karan Casey & John Doyle Exiles Return
4 Thousands Are Sailing To Amerikay Dick Gaughan & Andy Irvine Parallel Lines
5 The Independent-Rabbit In The Field (Jigs) Billy McComiskey Makin’ The Rounds
6 Bridget Donaghue Danú All Things Considered
7 Hornpipes The Plains Of Boyle-The Independent Gay Mckeon Irish Piping Tradition
8 Helicopters-Crossing The Delaware Liz Carroll Liz Carroll
9 City of Chicago (Live at The Point, 2006) Christy Moore Live In Dublin 2006
10 Glen Where The Deer Is-The Ivy Leaf-The Dublin Lasses Nuala Kennedy Behave the Bravest
11 Reels- Bunker Hill-The Holy Land-The Pinch of Snuff The Friel Sisters The Friel Sisters
12 American Polka Caitlín & Ciarán Caitlín & Ciarán
13 John Brennan’s-Man of the House-Set Américain – Reel du Forgeron Adam Agee & Jon Sousa Ceol na gCarad
14 Pipe Set- Over the Isles to America-Miss McLeod’s Burning Bridget Cleary These Are the Days
15 Farewell to Erin Sásta éirelocked
16 Liberty’s Sweet Shore John Doyle Shadow And Light