With a focus on historical significance and artistic content – illustrated with sound and images – this unique program will look at (and listen to) Irish working-class songs preserved in broadsides and songsters, and sung in the city a hundred and fifty years ago.
Dan Milner is a cultural geographer and an instructor in New York Studies at St. John’s University. He is also a well-known singer of traditional Irish and other song who has recorded two compact discs for the Smithsonian Institution, guest lectured at Harvard, Berkeley and the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, performed at Lincoln Center’s Roots of American Music Festival, and was featured prominently in the award-winning RTÉ Lyric FM documentary, “The Sea in Song.” His article on the first Irishman in Manhattan appeared in volume 25 of New York Irish History.
A coffee/tea reception will follow.
We are a group of writers who love Irish and Celtic arts. Some of us are performers; musicians; actors; some of us are authors; some of us journalists. Check this out for a list of our writers!
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