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Interviews and information focusing on Irish and Irish-American culture, music, dance and news in and around Philadelphia.

Interviews and information focusing on Irish and Irish-American culture, music, dance and news in and around Philadelphia.
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Interviews and information focusing on Irish and Irish-American culture, music, dance and news in and around Philadelphia.

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@irishphilly

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English

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Episodes

Who's Your Granny: A Beginner's Genealogy Guide

12/13/2018
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You’ve just caught the Irish ancestry bug. But there’s so much to know before you start the search for where your people came from—isn’t there? In the long run, yes, maybe. But if you’re a genealogy newbie, you can start digging up your ancestors—so to speak—with comparatively little knowledge. So says local genealogist Lori Lander Murphy, who is here to answer your questions. Are we answering every question you could possibly have? Nope. With this episode of “Who’s Your Granny,” we’re...

Duration:00:19:40

Massacre at Duffy's Cut

12/8/2018
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It was a mystery, a story many didn't want told. 57 Irish railroad laborers came to America in search of a better life. Not long after their arrival, they were all dead. Was it cholera? Or murder?

Duration:00:19:28

Interview with Trevor Hutchinson of Lunasa

12/7/2018
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Lunasa rolls into the Grand Opera House in Wilmington, Delaware, for their annual Christmas show. We interviewed bassist Trevor Hutchinson about the show, and the (relatively) new album, Cas.

Duration:00:11:40

Interview with Derek Warfield

11/21/2018
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Derek Warfield continues his illustrious musical career, now exceeding the 50-year mark. We recently interviewed him, and he looked back on those 50 years--his life, his career, and his hopes for the future of the Irish musical tradition.

Duration:00:27:21

Interview with Joanie Madden

11/19/2018
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Joanie Madden brings her band Cherish the Ladies to the Commodore John Barry Arts & Cultural Center (The Irish Center) Saturday, December 1, for the first stop of the Celtic Christmas tour. Joanie, who recently won the Eugene O'Neill Lifetime Achievement Award from the Irish-American Writers and Artists, recently took time for a chat about the award, the band, her career, and the new Christmas music tour.

Duration:00:09:48

An Interview with Marianne MacDonald

11/19/2018
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Marianne MacDonald has been hosting "Come West Along the Road" for many years. She's well-known in the Philadelphia-area Irish community. Here she reflects on her years on air.

Duration:00:06:09

Irish Christmas in America Comes to Sellersville Theater

11/14/2018
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A bright, balanced blend of Irish music and dance drawing on seasonal inspirations, Irish Christmas in America arrives on stage at Sellersville Theater 1894 Tuesday, November 27. Fiddler Oisín Mac Diarmada, of the Irish traditional supergroup Téada, has been producing the show for 14 years, which never ceases to delight audiences from one end of the country to the other—regardless of whether their roots are Irish.

Duration:00:11:09

Martin McGuinness: the Man I Knew

10/7/2018
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An interview with author, journalist and broadcaster Jude Collins, who visited the Commodore Barry Arts and Cultural Center in Philadelphia recently to give a talk on the late Martin McGuinness, Irish republican Sinn Féin politician and deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland. Collins' address drew largely on his book, which consisted of multiple interviews with key figures in Northern Ireland's recent political history, including prominent unionists and republicans.

Duration:00:19:14