Festival Legends

Festival Legends

by John O'Brien Jr.


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Festival Legends; Songs& Stories

There are over fifty million American's of Irish descent in the United States alone. The flourishing of Irish festivals throughout the world, but especially in the U. S., has shown that just how popular the Irish culture and Irish entertainers are. Today, it is very cool to be Irish. That was not always so. Festival Legends: Songs & Stories offers an entertaining but historically accurate chronicle of the iconic Irish music performers that ignited this ever growing popularity and continue to fuel it today. This is a detailed, behind-the-scenes recounting of the journeys, backgrounds, inspirations, people and stories in the rise of these figures, from the figures themselves. It tells how they changed the path, the prestige - and the future, of the Irish, with each new achievement and inspiration. These achievements have carried them to the top of their field, and earned them superstar status in the history of the indelibly linked American and Irish histories.

Those featured include:

· Tommy Makem

· Danny Doyle

· The Dublin City Ramblers

· Cherish the Ladies

· The New Barleycorn

· Makem & Spain Brothers

· Liam Clancy

· Johnny McEvoy

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781425917388
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Publication date: 04/19/2006
Pages: 392
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.87(d)

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