Barry Stapleton
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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,
Founding Member
Nollaig 2016

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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