FROM SHORE TO SHORE: IRISH TRADITIONAL MUSIC IN NEW YORK CITY

FROM SHORE TO SHORE: IRISH TRADITIONAL MUSIC IN NEW YORK CITY

    Price: $210.00

    Code: 1502
    Format: DVD

    Examines both the continuity and the changes that have affected Irish traditional music since the turn of the century. Using New York City as the focus, this video mixes historical photographs and film footage with contemporary interviews and performances. It traces the influence of family and community, Irish immigration, and American popular culture on traditional music, in the process showing how Irish traditional music became a powerful vehicle for the transmission of ethnic identity from generation to generation.

    Directed by Patrick Mullins
    1993, 57 minutes
    Purchase: $210 Classroom Rental: $125

    "Vintage photos, first-person accounts, and delightful music illustrate the instant popularity of Irish music in Manhattan...celebrates a joyous people, their love of homeland and of America, and their rich musical heritage. Recommended for serious history and Irish collections." - Library Journal

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