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Bing & Burl: Irish Americans' Pace Our Christmas Music Repertoire

For music historians, the names Bing Crosby and Burl Ives conjure up many different thoughts, yet they had some things in common. They were born six years apart in the 1900s, and both came from very modest backgrounds. Both of them were mostly known as chart- topping music stars, but both also received Academy Awards in film: Bing Crosby for Going My Way, (1944), Burl Ives for The Big…See More
Dec 20, 2018
Patrick J. O'Leary commented on Barry Stapleton's blog post Bing & Burl: Irish Americans' Pace Our Christmas Music Repertoire
"I saw this when they aired it  -  very  impressive !!  Der  Bingle  was  just  what I had known and heard him to be and sound like, didn't  mis a step or  beat.   Watching  David…"
Dec 28, 2016
Gerry Regan commented on Barry Stapleton's blog post Bing & Burl: Irish Americans' Pace Our Christmas Music Repertoire
Dec 24, 2016
Barry Stapleton's blog post was featured

Bing & Burl: Irish Americans' Pace Our Christmas Music Repertoire

For music historians, the names Bing Crosby and Burl Ives conjure up many different thoughts, yet they had some things in common. They were born six years apart in the 1900s, and both came from very modest backgrounds. Both of them were mostly known as chart- topping music stars, but both also received Academy Awards in film: Bing Crosby for Going My Way, (1944), Burl Ives for The Big…See More
Dec 24, 2016
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Kevin Martin commented on Barry Stapleton's blog post Bing & Burl: Irish Americans' contributions to our Christmas Music Repertoire
"Very interesting article Barry."
Dec 22, 2016
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Bing & Burl: Irish Americans' Pace Our Christmas Music Repertoire

For music historians, the names Bing Crosby and Burl Ives conjure up many different thoughts, yet they had some things in common. They were born six years apart in the 1900s, and both came from very modest backgrounds. Both of them were mostly known as chart- topping music stars, but both also received Academy Awards in film: Bing Crosby for Going My Way, (1944), Burl Ives for The Big…See More
Dec 19, 2016
Barry Stapleton replied to Kelly O'Rourke's discussion 'The Auld Triangle' - Which Version is Best?
"I think Justin and friends did a great job, nice harmonies. But my take on it...is that its too pretty. Look at the lyrics of the song and its setting...a prison cell. So to me, maybe a great Irish Tenor or others can sing it well...but it would be…"
Nov 8, 2013
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Chuck Ward Memorial Lecture at Irish Fest Center, Milwaukee, WI

November 8, 2013 from 6:30pm to 9pm
This year’s Chuck Ward Memorial Lecture “Irish Catholics in the Golden Age of Hollywood” will take place at the Irish Fest Center on Friday evening November 8th. Before Johnny Depp and Public Enemies there was The Public Enemy. James Cagney’s 1931 portrayal of the urban Irish-American gangster Tommy Powers set the standard for the Hollywood gangster, and helped launch the golden age of Irish-American cinema. Cagney’s Irish gangsters shared the screen with a broad range of Irish characters,…See More
Nov 5, 2013
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Nov 1, 2013
Gerry Regan left a comment for Barry Stapleton
"Barry, céad míle fáilte romhat! Looking forward to gaining some of your insights and, of course, your unique Irish story! Ger"
Oct 14, 2013
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Oct 14, 2013
Ryan O'Rourke left a comment for Barry Stapleton
"Welcome to The Wild Geese community, Barry.  I hear you're an Irish traditional music historian.  We need more of that here!  Great to have you aboard. ~ Ryan"
Oct 13, 2013

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Bing & Burl: Irish Americans' Pace Our Christmas Music Repertoire

Posted on December 19, 2016 at 4:00pm 4 Comments

For music historians, the names Bing Crosby and Burl Ives conjure up many different thoughts, yet they had some things in common. They were born six years apart in the 1900s, and both came from very modest backgrounds. Both of them were mostly known as chart- topping music stars, but both also received…

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At 4:17pm on October 11, 2013,
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Nollaig 2016
said…

Welcome Barry.  Looking forward to your historical music insights.  Belinda :)

At 11:33am on October 13, 2013, Ryan O'Rourke said…

Welcome to The Wild Geese community, Barry.  I hear you're an Irish traditional music historian.  We need more of that here!  Great to have you aboard.

~ Ryan

At 8:42am on October 14, 2013, Gerry Regan said…

Barry, céad míle fáilte romhat! Looking forward to gaining some of your insights and, of course, your unique Irish story! Ger

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