I'll sing to you of the songs of their old ways, their new circumstances and to remind you of where we come from. This is an Irish-American story, and it's all of ours.
Who would speak their story now that they're gone? It's ours to tell so that we don't forget what they, our ancestors, worked so hard to afford us. Thank you to every one of my family for these gifts of songs, tales, hopes, and possibilities. I couldn't have done this without such a grand legacy.
I've been singing since before I could walk. My first performances started when I was about 10 years old and I've always loved weaving myth, magic, and hope into a story-song. I sing in the Irish music tradition of Sean-Nos, or Old Style. These songs are often arhythmic and unaccompanied and were meant to be sung by the fire to a very intimate audience. But there's so much more than Sean Nos to my heritage as expressed through music from Celtic lands.
I'm about 2/3 of the way through the recording project and need an additional $8000 to complete this project in its entirety. This includes recording 6 songs with additional musicians, and the making of the CD itself. This involves renting the studio, paying the musicians, paying the sound engineer for recording, mixing and mastering of the tracks, paying for the design of the CD package art, and paying for physical production of the final CD package.
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This video is filmed and produced by Micha Dunston as a donated gift from Triple Spiral Productions in honor of the sons and daughters of immigrants whose histories and legacies are remembered in this recording project.
The song Paddy's Green Shamrock shore is an 18th century traditional Irish song with special thanks for Garrison White for having given me permission to sing and record his additional First Verse.
Vocals: Amelia Hogan, Guitar: Ray Frank, Fiddle: ANANTA
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