Mary C. Dolan Latest WG Member of the Week
Our latest Member of the Week, Mary C. Dolan, joined The Wild Geese community January 15th. Mary grew up in Brooklyn, New York. All four of her grandparents emigrated from Ireland to America. Her roots are in County Mayo, Belfast and Portadown. You can read more about Mary here.
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I borrowed the title 'Black Boat Dancing' from the traditional Portuguese song 'Barco Negro', and there is often music in the background as Maknazpy pitches between New York and Lisbon.
In this section, the song is an Irish emigration song 'Erin Grá mo Chroí'.
This recording of the song…
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On Saturday, February 22, the Center for Irish music celebrated 10 years of handing down the tradition at its annual Éigse: A Gaela Event at the Celtic Junction in St. Paul, MN. This celebration is the yearly benefit for the…Continue