Show 271 – Emigration

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The history of Ireland and America is intricately bound by stories of emigration and immigration. Driven by the Great Hunger in 1847, millions of Irish left their homes and sailed west in a desperate bid for a better life, and if they survived the voyage on the coffin ships, often finding themselves in unscrupulous work conditions or immediately conscripted into the US Civil War. Katie Marie and Joe put together an hour of songs and tunes commemorating and celebrating the fortitude and determination of those journeys.

The artists this week: Frank Harte & Donal Lunny, Kathleen Keane, Francis McIlduff Band, Frank Quinn & Joe Maguire, Leo Rowsome, La Lugh, Déanta, Goitse, Christy Moore, Karan Casey & John Doyle, The House Devils, Caitlin Nic Gabhann, Fásta, and Gráinne Murphy.

Our FairPlé score this week is 50.


# Track Artist Release
1 Glen Where The Deer Is-The Ivy Leaf-The Dublin Lasses Nuala Kennedy Behave the Bravest
2 Paddy’s Green Shamrock Shore Frank Harte-Donal Lunny The Hungry Voice (The Song Legacy Of Ireland’s Great Hunger
3 Unknown-Ships Are Sailing Kathleen Keane Kathleen Keane
4 My Love is in America-Miss McLeod’s Francis McIlduff Band Theodore Street
5 Sailing Home Frank Quinn-Joe Maguire The Wheels Of The World Vol. 1
6 The Irish Emigrant, Wearing of the Green, Irish Rover, Minstrel Boy Leo Rowsome (single, 78RPM)
7 The Emigrant’s Farewell La Lugh La Lugh
8 Thousands Are Sailing Déanta Deanta
9 Glen Where The Deer Is-The Ivy Leaf-The Dublin Lasses Nuala Kennedy Behave the Bravest
10 Green Fields of Canada Goitse Rosc
11 The City Of Chicago Christy Moore Ride On
12 Sailing Off to the Yankee Land Karan Casey & John Doyle Exiles Return
13 By the Hush House Devils, The Irish Folk Adieu to Old Ireland
14 The Leeside Sessions-the Reel With the Beryl-John Naughton’s Green Field’s of America Caitlin Nic Gabhann Caitlín
15 Reel a ma tante Lydia-Le voyageur Fásta Un Canadien Errant
16 Sailing In,Tie The Bonnet,Kit O’Connor’s Gráinne Murphy Short Stories