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Irish Genealogist and Author Mike O’Laughlin

Presented Saturday, Sept. 26 from 1:15 – 1:45 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 27 from 1:00 – 1:30 p.m. in Frazier Hall Joining us in the Cultural area located in Frazier Hall will be renowned Genealogist, author of 60 books, and host of the Irish Roots Café, Mike O’Laughlin. Mike will share his

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1915: On the Eve of the Rising – What Made 1915 Different?

Presented Saturday, Sept. 26 from 4:00 – 4:30 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 27 from 4:00 – 4:30 p.m. in Frazier Hall Ireland had been under British rule for some 700 years and had managed at least one rebellion a generation, albeit failed ones. We will examine some of the world

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Famine Aid: Sawyers Soup – Relief as deterrent

Presented Saturday, Sept. 26 from 3:00 – 3:30 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 27 from 2:00 – 2:30 p.m. in Frazier Hall Much has been made of the response or lack thereof by those in a position to help during the Great Famine.  The Victorian response to poor aid was different

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1845 An Gorta Mor – The Beginning

Presented Saturday, Sept. 26 from 2:00 – 2:30 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 27 from 3:30 – 4:00 p.m. in Frazier Hall The human tragedy that the world came to know as the Great Irish Famine saw its beginnings in the first potato crop failures of 1845. What began in 1845

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Louisville’s Bloody Monday and the Legacy of Immigration

Presented Saturday, Sept. 26 from 12:30 – 1:00 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 27 from 1:30 – 2:00 p.m. in Frazier Hall August 6, 1855 – Due to anti-immigrant sentiment, Louisville saw one of the darkest days in its history and the repercussions can still be felt today. We will examine the Election

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McClanahan School of Irish Dance

McClanahan School of Irish Dance

2017 Performer The McClanahan School of Irish Dance began offering classes for traditional Irish step dancing in 1993. Now, over a decade later, we offer a full range of competitive and recreational classes to accommodate each dancer, from Beginners to Champions. Whatever the purpose, our main goal is to teach

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Na Skylark

Na Skylark

2017 Performer “na Skylark,” which simply means “the Skylark” in Irish, is devoted to the traditional music of Ireland, Scotland, England, Wales, and Brittany on Ireland’s national instruments: the Irish harp and the Irish uilleann (“elbow”) pipes. na Skylark weaves these instruments and others – including the Appalachian mountain dulcimer, Irish flutes and whistles,

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The Heartland Harp Ensemble

The Heartland Harp Ensemble

2017 Performer The Heartland Harp Ensemble, under the direction of Lorinda Jones, meets in Elizabethtown, KY with members from across central KY.  The group has traveled to both Ireland and Scotland, learning the history of the harp and recreating the tunes in their own arrangements that include not only the Irish harp,

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The Ladies of Longford

The Ladies of Longford

2015 Performer Hilda Doyle, her two daughters, Stephanie Doyle Gamber and Heather Doyle Fraser, are the framework of this fresh present-day Celtic band (www.ladiesoflongford.com). Joined by Elizabeth Blickenstaff (Fiddle), they form a mix of fun and skill that is out of the ordinary. For over a decade their music has thrilled audiences from the

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Guilderoy Byrne 

Guilderoy Byrne 

2017 Performer Performs songs, tunes, and stories. Music includes Celtic, Irish, Scottish and International selections – Released New CD in 2015:  “I Once Loved a Lass”. Greg Byrne on vocals & guitars.  Has performed throughout the USA and Canada as both soloist and group member. Has produced 5 CD’s of

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