All Blog Posts Tagged 'Irish in America' (2)

Patrick Sarsfield Gilmore: America's First Superstar

A TV documentary on the St. Louis World Fair mentioned how John Philip Sousa and his band dominated the entertainment, which included a young John McCormack singing at the Irish Pavilion. It brought to mind a forgotten era when American superstars were not individuals with a current hit record but band…

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Added by Mike McCormack on November 26, 2022 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

'Have Ye No Homes To Go To? The History of the Irish Pub'

Here is a short extract from Chapter 8 of my book "Have Ye No Homes To Go To? The History of the Irish Pub." This section looks at the history of the Irish pub in the USA. 

The book is available on Amazon, etc.

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Up to 1830, the majority of Irish immigrants to North…

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Added by Kevin Martin on November 2, 2016 at 4:30am — 9 Comments

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