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How a Chance Encounter Launched a Revival of Irish American Music

Tuesday, March 27, 2018   (0 Comments)
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Folklife - March 15, 2018 - Mick Moloney

In 1973, I came to the United States to study folklore at the University of Pennsylvania, where Professor Kenneth Goldstein—my main inspiration and mentor—was head of the department. I took a trip to Nashville in 1974 to attend the American Folklore Society (AFS) annual meeting. There was not much time for music, but I did have some old-time sessions with fiddlers Alan Jabbour and Richard Blaustein.

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