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Free audio History of the Irish in America, From the Irish Roots Cafe.

Missouri Irish, the original history of the Irish in Missouri
with names, dates, settlements and genealogical notes.
Audio Book (Part One)
From 1770 – 1900 a.d.

Todays Blog and Podcast
Today we will cover the earliest people and
stories of the Irish in Missouri. Missouri
would later develop into a central processing
point as the American West was settled.

The Irish played an important role from the
earliest times, though small in numbers. Today
we hear the first of 8 parts to this audio book,
(also offered on audio CD, or as a printed book)
The first work of its kind.

Based upon the hardcopy, printed work.
Audio edition of the book ‘Missouri Irish’ by M. O’Laughlin:
Part 1: introduction, years 1770-1804, and the first Irish
Part 2: 1804-1900. Before Statehood to 1900.
Part 3: Immigration and Distribution of the Irish in Missouri.
Part 4: St. Louis Irish from 1770 onwards.
Part 5: The Famine Irish, Murphy Wagon, Fr. Donnelly, K.C..
Part 6: The Saint Patricks Day Parades in Missouri
Part 7: The Founding of the Irish Wilderness, Fr. Hogan

(after part 7 in the audio edition, we add some family history)
Part 8: ‘My Irish American Heritage’ by guest author Patricia
Donahue O’Laughlin: Sullivan; Donahue; Buckley; Kelliher.
Cork; Kerry; Civil War; Iowa; Missouri.

Please Note
I included genealogical information on the Irish found
in this book, whenever possible. Particularly the
county of origin in Ireland is included when known.

Be aware also that the Irish arrived here from Canada,
and from Eastern and Southern states in some numbers,
coming by river and land. It is the continuation of the
story of the Irish in America. It is the beginning of the
story of how they helped settle ‘the west’.

This audio book is read by Molly Nickle.

Listen to our free broadcast Today:
On Irishroots.com at:
http://www.irishroots.com/content/view/97/152/
on iTunes at:
http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=196090855

For all of our podcast channels
see the iTunes Irish Provider Page (click below):
http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewArtist?id=299857025
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  The #1 Celtic band in the U.S.
(Top National rank on Reverbnation 4/25/2012)
  We specialize in Sean Nós Song, in Irish,
  as well Irish Ballads in the English Language.
  Check out our band page on Reverbnation
  by clicking the picture on the left !

   Our ‘band’ name is set up as ‘Sean Nós Abu’
   Sean Nós means ‘old style’. Abu is a war cry !
   We are the house band for the Irish Roots Cafe

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Contact Us
You can reach the Irish Roots Cafe on Twitter; Facebook;
www.IrishRoots.com; and by mail at our U.S. location:

The Irish Roots Cafe
Box 7575
Kansas City, Missouri 64116

Sponsors Welcome.
Remember to keep the hedgerow growing –
with your donation, subscription or membership.
– Thank you, Mike O’Laughlin

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Video Shorts at the Irish Roots Cafe #16.
Skibbereen, a tale of famine and troubles
from our house band Sean Nós Abú.

Launch of Irish Video Shorts, season two!
Today we resume our Irish Video Shorts
program. The first selections this season
are my Irish Song videos, to be followed
by Irish genealogy video shorts.

Here are my notes on todays Irish video:
Skibbereen, a tale of famine and troubles.
This song tells of the coming of the great
Irish famine and troubles that ensue.

It begins with a young boy asking his father
why they left Ireland. After all, he hears
it spoken of by his father in glowing terms
all the time.

The Reason Revealed
This opens a floodgate of descriptions
including the potato crop failure, eviction,
rebellion, and death of the childs mother.
It ends with the young man vowing to return
to Ireland, reclaiming his heritage at all
cost.

Considered the grandaddy of all famine songs
actually written near the famine era, it has
become a favorite here at the Irish Roots
Cafe. (note: Kilkelly, another favorite song,
tells of a later Irish famine, and was written
in the last half of the 20th century.)

Watch and listen to Skibbereen on our iTunes video
podcast channel here, for free:
http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=299626242

For all of our podcast channels see the
iTunes Irish Provider Page (click below):
http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewArtist?id=299857025
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Here are the lyrics that I use to sing this song:

Skibbereen
Oh, Father dear, I oft times hear you talk of Erin’s Isle,
Her lofty scenes, her valleys green, her mountains rude and wild
They say it is a pretty place where in a prince might dwell,
Oh, then why did you abandon it, the reason do me tell?

Oh, son I loved my native land with energy and pride
‘Til a blight came upon my crops, and the sheep and cattle died,
The rent and taxes were so pay, I could not them redeem,
And that’s the cruel reason why, I left old Skibbereen.

Oh, It’s well I do remember, that cold December day,
The landlord and the sheriff came, to drive us all away
They set my roof on fire, with their demon yellow spleen
And that’s another reason why I left old Skibbereen.

Your mother too, God rest her soul, fell on the snowy ground,
She fainted o’er in anguish, desolation all around.
She did not rise, but passed away, from life to immortal dream,
She found a quiet grave, my boy, in dear old Skibbereen.

And you were only two years old and feeble was your frame,
I could not leave you with my friends, for you bore your father’s name,
I wrapped you in my cóta mór in the dead of night unseen
and heaved a sigh, and said goodbye, to dear old Skibbereen

Its well I do remember, the year of ’48
When erins sons they rose again
to battle against their fate
I was hunted through the mountains
as a traitor to the queen
And thats another reason why
I left old Skibbereen.

Oh father dear, the day will come when vengeance loud will call
and Erins sons will rally round, together one and all
and I will be the man to lead the van, beneath the flag of green
And loud and high we’ll raise the cry,
Revenge for Skibbereen!
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   The #1 Celtic band in the U.S. on RN (4/25/2012)
  We have singers who specialize in Sean Nós Song,
  as well Irish Ballads in the English Language.
  Check out our band page on Reverbnation
  by clicking the picture on the left !

   Our ‘band’ name is set up as ‘Sean Nós Abu’
   Sean Nós means ‘old style’. Abu is a war cry !
   We are the house band for the Irish Roots Cafe

___________________________________________
You can follow Sean Nós Abú on Reverbnation at:
http://www.reverbnation.com/irishrootscafe
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Contact Us
You can reach the Irish Roots Cafe on Twitter; Facebook;
www.IrishRoots.com; and by mail at our U.S. location:

The Irish Roots Cafe
Box 7575
Kansas City, Missouri 64116

Sponsors Welcome.
Remember to keep the hedgerow growing –
with your donation, subscription or membership.
– Thank you, Mike O’Laughlin

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