Saturday, July 21, 2012

An Afternoon with P.J. Curtis

One of the highlights of our trip was an afternoon with music luminary P.J. Curtis (renowned music producer for the likes of Moira O'Connell and many others. P.J. shared with us the influence of Irish music on American music by taking us on a historical tour of songs. We were spell-bound. What a national treasure he is. Did you know that the melodies of the Yellow Rose of Texas, The Streets of Laredo and Love me Tender were Irish folk songs that came over with folks who immigrated during the potato famine and well, the rest is history, as they say.

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