First broadcast March 13, 2015

Wearin’ The Green

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

The glorious celebration of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, falls on Tuesday and Profiles in Folk is putting on the green early. This show starts with a spirited tribute to the old saint but then turns the focus to a more solemn and sobering look at the issue of immigration to the New World for the Irish and, by extension, to other immigrant groups. A major part of the show features material from Tom Russell, Tim O’Brien, Jack Hardy (who died four years ago this week) and Annie and Marie Burns, all of whom devoted entire albums to examining their Irish roots.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • William Coulter at al, “St. Patrick’s Day/Over The Moor To Maggie”, Celtic Voyage, Gourd Records

  • Pride Of New York, “Happy Days/The Boys Of Lough Gowna/The Knights Of St. Patrick”, Pride Of New,

  • York, Compass, ,

  • Mick Moloney, “Patrick’s Day Parade”, McNally’s Row Of Flats, Compass

  • Wolfe Tones, “Paddy’s Green Shamrock Shore”, Thousands Are Sailing, Shanachie

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  • Tony McManus, “The Emigrant’s Farewell”, Tony McManus, Greentrax Records

  • Planxty, “Thousands Are Sailing”, Thousands Are Sailing, Shanachie

  • Karan Casey, “Shamrock Shore”, Thousands Are Sailing, Shanachie

  • Emmylou Harris/Dolores Keane/Mary Black, “Sonny”, Bringing It All Back Home/Vol. 1, Valley

  • Entertainment, , ,

  • Mick Moloney/Robbie O’Connell/Jimmy Keane, “Kilkelly”, Bringing It All Back Home/Vol. 1, Valley

  • Entertainment, , ,

  • Jackie Daly & Matt Cranitch, “Maidin Ro-Mohoch”, Rolling On, Independent

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  • Tim O’Brien, “The Crossing”, The Crossing, Alula Records

  • Tom Russell w/ Iris DeMent, “Patrick Russell”, The Man From God Knows Where, HighTone

  • Dolores Keane, “Mary Clare Malloy”, The Man From God Knows Where, HighTone

  • Tim O’Brien, “Lost Little Children”, “Talkin’ Cavan”, The Crossing, Alula Records

  • Tom Russell, “Love Abides”, The Man From God Knows Where, HighTone

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  • Jack Hardy, “The Tinker’s Coin”, “If I Ever Pass This Way Again”, The Tinker’s Coin, Great Divide Records

  • The Burns Sisters, “Mothers’ Ode”, “From Clare To Here”, Looking Back, Independent