Kevin Gleeson
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Black 47's Last Call

Posted on May 31, 2014 at 9:30pm 10 Comments

When I first thought about reviewing the last recorded work by a band, I questioned the futility. Why? If they are over, there must be a reason. Yet some infernal sadness tugs at my musical heartstrings, with questions like "Who were these guys?" "Were they good?" and "Will we be…


Book Review: Joseph Buggy's 'Finding Your Irish Ancestors in New York City'

Posted on February 18, 2014 at 3:30pm 1 Comment

It's funny, but when I mentioned to a close friend that I was going to be reviewing this book, she said "Oh, I found all of that on". Fair enough. Some people visit one website and are satisfied with the history they come away with. For my friend (being third…


Respect for JFK’s Legacy an Enduring Part of This Family

Posted on November 20, 2013 at 7:30am 4 Comments

November 22nd. Strikes a sullen chord. Any year -- and yet this year, it is the 50th year. Striking a crescendo of deep and bitter sadness.

Maybe it’s because I was raised in a house where John Fitzgerald Kennedy’s picture (clipped from the Sunday Daily News memorial…


Warfield Makes It Easy: 'Let Ye All Be Irish Tonight'

Posted on November 17, 2013 at 7:00pm 1 Comment

”They could take our land, starve our poor, destroy our homes and plunder our institutions; they could deny us education, but they could not destroy our music and song” No truer words were ever spoken. These are by Derek Warfield himself.

Derek Warfield is a singer, songwriter, mandolin player and a founding member of the…


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At 5:54pm on June 6, 2013, Gerry Regan said…

Hey Kev, finally got you aboard! Failte! Now let's work on your cousin. Lots of Tyrone connections in here. Have you heard about landsman Colin Broderick's new memoir?

At 4:26am on June 10, 2013, Ryan O'Rourke said…

Hi, Kevin.

Just wanted to welcome you here to The Wild Geese.

Hope to hear more about your Irish story, your Irish passions / interests, etc. here in the coming days.

Welcome aboard!

~ Ryan

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