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“Irish Music and Stories”

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Miners Hall Museum

701 South Broadway Street

Franklin, KS 66735

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“From the Emerald Isle: ‘Tis the Irish‘’ continues the Miners Hall Museum’s tradition of featuring different ethnic groups that settled in the area. As across the United States, the Irish in Southeast Kansas labored to improve their lives on farms, railroads, and in many other occupations. The Irish immigrants and their descendents played a huge role in the establishment of churches and schools. That influence is still felt today.

The strains of Irish folk music can be heard in much of our own American blue-grass music, square dances, and folk songs. The Irish love of music, poetry, literature, oral tales, and history brought a special joy to their lives and to those around them.

The programs offered with this exhibit will have your toe tapping to musical rhythms and your heart aching at the pathos in some songs and stories. Be ready to laugh and sigh with wonder at how the Irish persisted, thrived, and contributed in so many ways. You, too, can be “Irish at heart” as you listen to the experiences and memories of the Irish immigrants in Southeast Kansas and their descendants.

The October 15 program will be presented by Denis Kavanagh, Jim Harris, Kathleen Brown-Cecora & Norma Hiatt, sons and daughters of Ireland by birth, ancestry, and love of things Irish, who will share songs and tales filled with humor and history.

Admission to the monthly programs is always free but donations are accepted and welcomed.

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Miners Hall Museum

701 South Broadway Street

Franklin, KS 66735

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