Jarlath MacNamara's Blog Posts Tagged 'United States' (2)

Gilmore's Two Extraordinary July 4th Concerts, Six Years Apart

Patrick Sarsfield Gilmore (or P.S. Gilmore), from Ballygar, County Galway, was an emigrant like a million others fleeing the famine in 1849. By 1872, Gilmore was Ireland's best-known face in America. Musician, Conductor and Bandmaster; he was a household name to Americans across the young country.  He led the most famous…

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Added by Jarlath MacNamara on July 3, 2014 at 1:00pm — 5 Comments

'No Irish Need Apply'

As some will be aware, I am chiefly researching P.S. Gilmore at present. However, while researching Irish musicians and their contribution to the American Civil War, I started researching another topic slightly related to the poor musicians -- namely, the…

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Added by Jarlath MacNamara on May 27, 2013 at 5:30pm — 14 Comments

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