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James Patrick Callahan | When I Go Back to Ireland

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World: Celtic Folk: Irish Traditional Moods: Solo Male Artist
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When I Go Back to Ireland

by James Patrick Callahan

A collection of songs of Irish Emigrants of the Mid-1800. These are not your standard 'Pub Tunes,' these are a variety of songs of Irish National Pride, appreciation for America and affection for those left behind likely not heard in over 100 years.
Genre: World: Celtic
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1. Dear Land of My Fathers
3:42 $0.99
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2. Home of My Heart (Waltz)
1:38 $0.99
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3. The Emerald Isle
4:20 $0.99
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4. Erin is My Home
1:57 $0.99
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5. Rory O' Moore
3:21 $0.99
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6. Erin Weeps Forsaken
2:19 $0.99
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7. From Lovely Erin Sad I Come
4:58 $0.99
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8. Erin The Free and the Proud
4:04 $0.99
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9. St Patricks Day
1:50 $0.99
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10. The Warship of Peace
2:37 $0.99
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11. Asthore Machree
1:35 $0.99
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12. The Harp That Once Thro Taras Halls
1:40 $0.99
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13. Woods of Green Erin
2:26 $0.99
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14. Voice of Erin
1:38 $0.99
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15. Old Erin the Home of My Heart
4:06 $0.99
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16. The Minstrel Boy
2:28 album only
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
In the Summer of 2013, I re-read the journals of Lucy Hamilton Stevens Kerr, my great-great grand mother.
In these journals, Lucy chronicled the early years of her marriage to newly elected US Congressman, the Honorable John Bozman Kerr. She mentioned that her voice was one of the qualities that her husband admired. She would also, from time to time, mention playing piano and singing for him and the company they kept. In reading the journals, I ran across the titles of some songs and went in search of what they sounded like. But to no avail. However, at the US Library of Congress website, I was able to find copies of sheet music she likely played and sang from. I also found a treasure trove of other sheet music that also likely hadn’t been played or sung in many years.

- James Callahan, Oct 2013.

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