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Introduction to Irish Music

Ireland is widely recognized for its joyful dance tunes and its ballads that tell stories from the comical to the tragic. As a performer, teacher, and broadcaster of traditional Irish music, Bryan Kelso Crow has been sharing his love of the music with American audiences for two decades. This program includes live demonstrations of the different types of dance tunes on tin whistle and flute, and a representative sample of crowd-pleasing ballads accompanied by keyboard or accordion, along with a discussion of the cultural contexts of the music in both Ireland and the United States.


Recorded Tuesday, March 14, 2006 at Resurrection College Preparatory High School.

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