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Program name: Songs of Irish Immigration
Program category: History
Music
Program length: 45-75 minutes
Audience level: All ages
Audience size: Any size
Program description: Music drawing on the Irish experience, mainly as emigrants from Ireland and new settlers in America. Selections include songs of departure (Muirshin Durkin, Off to California), of immigrant experience in the US (Paddy On the Canal, Paddy Works On the Railway), discrimination and adjustment (No Irish Need Apply, When McGinnis Gets a Job). Familiar songs of the jukebox Irish canon (When Irish Eyes Are Smiling, My Wild Irish Rose) are used to highlight the assimilation of Irish immigrants and their nostalgia for the old country. Mixed in are Irish melodies of all eras, from O'Carolan harp tunes, dance jigs and reels, Irish rebel songs, and many sing-alongs. Accompaniment on guitar, banjo, mandolin, harmonica and concertina. Very suited for St. Patrick's Day season. Performed at New England Folk Festival, Hazard Library (Poplar Ridge NY), Wide Awake Club Library (Fillmore NY).
Space/special requirements: Can be performed in any size space, or outdoors; I have sound amplification that will cover any size venue.
Travel restrictions: I will perform this program anywhere within driving distance of Rochester NY
Program fee: $201- $350
Is this fee negotiable? Yes
Mileage included? Yes
Notes about the fee: Fee negotiable based on length of program, travel distance, need for sound system. Reduced fees can be negotiated for multiple bookings.
Other notes: Program can be modified to a general Irish Music program if the Immigration topic is considered too specialized. Substantial advance notice required if program is to be scheduled in early March, due to many schedule demands for St. Patrick's Day.
Regions this program
can be performed in:
Western
Rochester
Central
South Central
Capital District
North Country
Metro
Southeastern
Long Island
Program last updated: 06/08/2016
   
Performer Information (see all of this performer's programs)
Performer name: Allen Hopkins
Phone: 585-482-6062
Mailing address: 111 Newcastle Road
Rochester, NY 14610-1447
E-mail address: allen@allenhopkins.org
Website: http://www.allenhopkins.org
   
Previous appearances at: Cattaraugus County Museum, Railroad Songs, June 2015, Lockport Library, Civil War Songs, July 2015, Traditional Music & Dance Week, Pinewoods Camp, Plymouth MA, staff, August 2015, Hoag Library, Albion, Civil War Songs, November 2015, Wheatland Historical Society, Railroad Songs, February 2016
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Performer information last updated: 06/08/2016

 

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