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A Union soldier and his instrument (Library of Congress)

Four Years of the Irish at War in Poetry & Song

As we discovered in the excellent recent guest post by University of Edinburgh scholar Catherine Bateson (see here), poetry and song could be extremely important methods for Irish-Americans to communicate their views and experiences. Readers regularly sent in their efforts to be printed in newspapers like the New York Irish American Weekly, allowing us to chart how key […]

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'From The Famine To The Front', Volume 2 of Music from The 1861 Project (The 1861 Project)

The 1861 Project: From The Famine To The Front

The 1861 Project was the brainchild of Nashville based musician, producer and songwriter Thomm Jutz. It seeks to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the conflict through the medium of music, and has seen the creation of a collection of new songs that deal with the war and it’s consequences. Central to the project is an imagining of […]

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