Echoes of the Ould Sod
A collection of
of the Mid-1800.
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The Photo on the cover
is marked on the reverse as "The Birthplace of Patrick O'Sullivan."
Songs in the public domain from the
US Library of Congress
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Lamenting the life
on the ‘Ould Sod’ and those we loved.
third in the series, this collection contains a variety of mostly
forgotten songs of Irish emigrants from the mid-1800s. These recordings,
with one exception, are based on sheet music from the Library of
Congress. These tunes reflect the feelings and social mores of their
era; many songs lamenting the ‘Ould Sod’ and those left behind.
The Song “Patrick O’Sullivan’s Poem” is the exception. The tune was
improvised and the words are from a poem he wrote after the passing of
his dear wife. It is quite touching.
Special thanks to Dan Savin, who mixed, mastered this album, and whose
piano playing accompanies “I’ll Take You Home Again Kathleen” and “The
Girl from County Clare.” And on “Kathleen,” James Callahan’s three
siblings join on the refrain.
Except where noted, vocals are by James Callahan,
(c) James Callahan, 2015