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Genealogy and History Show. week 117
From the Irish Roots Cafe Broadcast Network.

Among Todays Topics:

1)  The Irish Family Name of the Week is:  Waldron
2)   Asians neglected in Northern Ireland
3)  The Book of the Month is:  Missouri Irish Audio version
4)   Searching: Jackson, MacDonough
5)   1911 census corrections
6)   Worldwide Irish Pub Directory
7)   Irish Web Page of the Day:  Milwaukee Irish Fest school

Timeline for this weeks audio broadcast:

This Weeks Topics:            1:20
Notes from Mike:               1:47
Report on the Singalong    8:30
Book of the Month:          10:08
The Magnificent Seven:    13:45
Irish Name of the Day:     16:06
Websites of the Week:      19:38
Curious News and Notes: 20:47

Time: 25:40
Notes This Week:

1)  We only appear at one major festival in the U.S., and its
almost time. That would be at the Dublin, Ohio festival the
first of August, weekend. If you go to the festival, please do
stop by.  I think we’ve been appearing for 10 years or more.
Look for us in the genealogy tent….

2)  Now, a lot of  you have asked about some of the folks
here, and many have asked about Molly and her Irish coffee.
Well she is a bit shy about now, but she has agreed to
narrate our first full length audio book ! She is an excellent
reader, and you will enjoy her narration of ‘Missouri Irish, the
original history’.  ( She also makes great Irish coffee and plays
a mean Irish accordian.)
We will play a bit of her narration here, featuring some Irish
name variations that I found when researching the old records.
Hope to have that book out by the end of the year.  Of course
we have the printed book now as well.

3)  Our first Sing-a-long session completed last week, thought it
was over at 7:00 but some folks showed up late and we ran
till 8:00 and we finished up with a surprisingly good version
of ‘Danny Boy’, and yes that is a good song, and a tune that goes
way back in Ireland.  Even if the words came from elsewhere !
We did a tune or two in the Irish along with the old Irish favorites,
plus a little Amore and Man of Constant Sorrow…
Thanks to the Celtic Ranch for the grand hospitality.
Now we are looking for the next place to hold the Irish Roots Cafe sessions… any ideas ?

Hear Irish Song and Recitation on or iTunes
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Book of the Month: (new Audio books on tape type version)
‘Missouri Irish, the orginal history of the Irish in Missouri’
from 1770 – 2008.
You will have to listen in to the podcast to hear parts of the
book narrated.  Today we hear some of the name variations
in Irish surnames as given in the book, covering individuals
settling from all points east, moving west of the Mississippi river.
We know that Mac and O can be deleted or added to Irish
names.  You can also find names with M. being used for the
prefix ‘Mac’ or ‘Mc’, etc…
This was the first major work I published, and the first work
of it’s kind. The other state I have written on is California,
found in “Irish Families on the California Trail.’  The Missouri
work is much more extensive and was originally published in
1984.  I recently updated and reprinted this book.  Lots of early
history, with genealogy notes and names and locations of the Irish,
particularly in St. Louis, Kansas City, the Irish Wilderness and
St. Joseph.
Coming Up:
Find an Irish Pub anywhere in the world directory

Time to raise our eyes skywards, give thanks, and  ask for help !
Here are todays “Magnificent Seven” :

1) New Member Brenda Waldron of Oakton, VA, welcome and your
County Mayo Genealogy and Family History notes has shipped.

2) Richard MacDonough of Camarillo, CA, your Co. Sligo Genealogy shipped.

3) Patricia Lane of Saratoga, NY, your ‘Families of County Cork’ has shipped.

4) New member, Elizabeth Skowron of Boalsburg, PA. Your Families
of Cork has shipped ! welcome…

5) Jennifer Leigh of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
Your County Limerick genealogy and family history notes has shipped.

6) welcome new member Carloyn McRoberts of Muskegon, MI.
looking for information re: Susanna Jackson born in Carlow
county, Ireland in 1845.

7) Susan Renzo of Pleasant Valley, NY your birth index of Ireland
shipped !

Check out our online search list at:

Thanks to all of our members – without you these
podcasts would not be possible –  !

Irish Family Name of the Day:


Todays family history in honor of member:  Brendon Waldron

Related Spellings of the Name:
Waldren, Waldrin, Waldron, Waldronn, Waldrum…

History of the Name
Most of the name of Waldron in Ireland are of English extraction.
Several families of the name are found settled in the midlands
of Ireland however, and one branch of the Costelloe family of Mayo
is said to have assumed the name of Waldron in the past.  The
1890 birth index finds the family most numerous in Mayo,
Roscommon and Dublin.

copyright 2007, IGF, based in part upon
The Book of Irish Families, great and small

Irish Family Coats of Arms
Here is some of the information given in the Irish Book of Arms

1)  Not given in the Irish Book of Arms.
( Waller and Waldergrave is given in the Book of Arms).
Coming Up Later in this episode:

First true Scottish Family History Center Opens

The Free Master Index Search of Irish Names

at finds the family name several times
including the following examples :

1) Waldronn in the 1659 census of Ireland; & Co. Armagh genealogy…
2) R. Waldron in Co. Cavan & Co. Leitrim genealogy & family history notes,  also J. Waldrum
3)  T. Waldron in the Annals of Ireland by the Four Masters. (IGF)
4)  R. Waldron in ‘Names in the Land Grants’.
5)  E. Waldron and Lady Waldron, in Pynnars Survey of Ireland.
6)   M’Waldrin in Irish Names and Surnames
7)   Waldron in the Families of County Galway, Ireland

Websites of the Week:

1)  Irish Claddagh Ring brief history and nationalist version

2)  Milwaukee Irish fest summer school

3)   JOHN WALDRON Biography
History of Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, 1887

Curious News and Notes

1)  1911 Irish census going online, but not without some
errors being corrected.

2)  Worst Irish Joke heard on Twitter from Allthingsnoisy
Why do people wear shamrocks on St.Patricks Day ?
Because Real Rocks are too heavy…….

3)  Scotlands first real Scottish Family History centre opens.
The Burns Monument Centre in Kilmarnock.

4)  Find an Irish Pub Directory anywhere in the world !
1611 in USA, 849 in Ireland, 659 in Europe, 306 in Canada and more….

5)  Why some Asians feel neglected in Northern Ireland.
Belfasts main Hindu Temple is on the decline.

6)  Jenny O’Connell, a blind Dublin Woman, has sight restored
after 46 years.
Bad reaction to medicine caused the loss.

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#21 – Irish Song and Recitation Festival at the Irish Roots Cafe

The Irish Pub, Uilleann pipes, Study of Music in Ireland,
and our song today ‘By the Banks of the Roses’
Advance Shownotes

Playing Time: 23:50
Song Starts at 16:45
Crying baby starts at 3:10

This weeks Chat and Sing is with Adam Braunschweig.

Adams Background
Adam grew up in Holyoke MA., outside of Boston and
Springfield.  His father was born in Germany and came to
the U.S. in 1954. Adam started off playing Irish music
around 1999, playing guitar, moving to mandolin and tenor
banjo.  From there he went to Ireland and earned a degree in
in ethnomusicology, (now there is a big word for you!), at the
University of Limerick. Then he began to study the Irish pipes
with Mikey Smith, a young uilleann piper from Dublin.

Ethnic Backgrounds
Just how did Adam come to be so involved in Irish music with
a largely German background ?  He figures it had something
to do with all the Irish theme pubs he has been in.  Adam
also notes that pubs offer an escape to folks coming in off
the streets from everyday life.

The Irish Pub sessions worldwide
We also talk about the development of the pub.  Adam
says the Irish ‘session’ started with musicians in England, who
could not put such a thing together in local tenements, etc.. so
they migrated to the pub.  We are talking about the Irish in
England, perhaps in the late 1940’s. They then went home
to Ireland and continued the practice, bringing the sessions
with them.  The same thing happened when they came the states.
Neither music nor women were allowed in the pubs earlier
as a rule.

The pub in the U.S. is also noted as being very accessible, and
does not discriminate against other groups.  Adam notes that
most of his pubs have a session every week or so, with fiddles
and instrumental tunes, and sometimes with a solo song being
sung.  There seems to be more accordion music in Ireland,
along with female banjo players today !

Irish American Music
Mick Moloney, a great banjo player, has done some
great work researching the early Irish American songs from the
1920’s and earlier. (Far From the Shamrock Shore, is a great work.) It is found that an American song in an Irish session takes its own special form.

The guitar has not been in Irish music for very long, but lately
it has been with an open drone sound, sort of like an open
tuned bouzouki.  It has nothing to do with the speed, it is
about timing.

Pubs in Ireland vs Pubs in Boston
In the countryside in Ireland Adam found the family pub much
more old style than the pubs in the city.  The city pub in Ireland
now resembles the Irish pub in America.
Adam also tells us that in Ireland, you can drop into a pub and play music anytime of the day. In America the available hours for singing might be limited. In Ireland he also found that some
singing clubs still exist.

Kansas City
Adam has been playing locally with his own group in K.C.,
and has a good mix of music. You might find him at Mike
Kellys Westsider.  Some of his songs are from the anthology
of folk music.  One of his current favorites is ‘The Banks of
the Roses’.  His song for us today is that very one:

By the Banks of the Roses
By the Banks of the Roses my Love and I sat down.
And I took out my violin to play my love a tune
In the middle of the tune, O she sighed and she said
O Johnny, lovely Johnny, Would you leave me

O when I was a young man, I heard my father say
That he’d rather see me dead and buried in the clay
Sooner than be married to any runaway
By the lovely sweet banks of the roses

O then I am no runaway and soon I’ll let them know
I can take a good glass or leave it alone
And the man that doesn’t like me, he can keep
his daughter home
And young Johnny will go roving with another

And if ever I get married, twill be in the month of May
When the leaves they are green and the meadows
they are gay
And I and my true love can sit and sport and play
On the lovely sweet banks of the roses.   (end)

Listen to the whole interview
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on the left hand side of the page…. thanks….

Irish Sing-a-long
Coming up last Saturday of this month,
Be sure to contact me for details

Next Episode:
Emily with Harp, in Song !

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