Irish Pioneers In A Far-Away Land (#732)

The stories of two different Irish pioneers in early north America - in what is now the country of Canada. The first is the story of Denis O'Donovan - who had the opportunity to choose his final resting place - and the second is Tadhg O'Brennan who may have been the first "Irish-Canadian" .

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Irish Pioneers In A Far-Away Land (#732)

We look at the stories of two different Irish pioneers in early north America – in what is now the country of Canada. The first is the story of Denis O’Donovan – who had the opportunity to choose his final resting place – and the second is Tadhg O’Brennan who may have been the first “Irish-Canadian” . All accompanied by music from The Chieftains and local Canadian folk singers and musicians. Enjoy!

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  • “Inish Aigh” performed by The Rankins and The Chieftains.
  • “Red is The Rose” performed by The Ennis Sisters and The Chieftains.
  • “Fingals Cave” performed by Natalie MacMaster, Dave MacIsaac and The Chieftains.

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  • Teresa Collins says:

    Excellent