January Meeting – Special Program: THOUSANDS ARE SAILING – A STORY OF IRISH IMMIGRATION

DON’T FORGET: OUR NEXT MEETING IS ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 9th!

Immigrants in Line at Ellis Island, circa 1900

Immigrants in Line at Ellis Island, circa 1900

REMINDER: The IAS Board decided the first Thursday of January was just too close to New Year’s this year for our monthly meeting, so we moved it to the second Thursday for this month only. PLEASE notify your friends in the IAS who do not have email or Facebook so that they know.

Our own EDWARD BRASH will be doing a fantastic program for us on the 9th that he is calling “Thousands Are Sailing: A Story of Irish Immigration” in which he will com…bine Irish history and Irish songs. He gets paid to do these performances by several local continuing education groups, but we are lucky enough to get to enjoy his scholarship and his musical talent for free! Don’t miss it!!!

Doors will open at 6:30pm; a brief business meeting will begin at 7:00 pm. After the business meeting, refreshments will be available, and then we will present the program.

You don’t have to be an official member to attend. The more the merrier – bring a friend! HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE! 🙂

FYI: PICK UP AN IRISH VALENTINE’S DAY PRESENT AT THE MEETING FOR YOUR SWEETIE OR FOR ANYONE WHO LOVES IRISH MUSIC AND CULTURE!!! 10 copies of the Beautiful People Irish traditional seisiun documentary are available; PICK A COUPLE UP FOR FANTASTIC GIFTS! We need to get these sold so we can reimburse the producer for them.

Don’t forget that the DVD comes with a separate CD with the sound track, recorded live at Dempsey’s, on it! Great value to get the DVD and the CD both for $25! Check out these great trad tunes!

1. The Mountain Road/Cooley’s Reel/The Sally Gardens
2. The Lakes of Ponchartrain
3. Father Kelly’s Reel/The Silver Spear
4. Leaving of Liverpool
5. The Rambling Pitchfork/Out on the Ocean/Tobin’s Favorite
6. The Banshee Reel/The Star of Munster/The Dawn/The Earl’s Chair
7. Whiskey in the Jar
8. The Spanish Lady/Ryan’s Polka/The 42 Pound Float
9. O’Keefe’s Slide/The Dingle Regatta (The Hair Fell off Me Coconut)
10. Hard Times (by Stephen Foster)
11. Speed the Plough/The Temperance Reel/The Wise Maid

 

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