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Celebrate the Midwest's Mutli-Ethnic Heritage with Folksongs of Another America

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 08.06.2015 | Arts
Stephen D. Winick

James P. Leary's new book and CD set, Folksongs of Another America, reveals astonishing diversity in the music of the Upper Midwest.

Postcards From Dublin: St. Patrick's Day in the Georgian City

Jaimee Ratliff | Posted 05.26.2015 | Travel
Jaimee Ratliff

During the evenings, the city transformed into a unified bright green glow stick as prominent buildings on every corner lit up in the perfect shade of emerald -- setting the ideal backdrop for the occasion.

15 English Words You Didn't Know Were Derived From Irish Gaelic

Paul Anthony Jones | Posted 05.17.2014 | Books
Paul Anthony Jones

With St Patrick's Day upon us today, March 17, here are 15 words the English language owes to Gaelige, better known to English speakers as Irish Gaelic -- and as this list shows, Irish has given us a lot more than just leprechauns and shamrocks.

Favorite Finds From Folk Alliance 2013: The Brits

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 05.21.2013 | Arts
Stephen D. Winick

My taste runs towards traditional and roots music, but many at Folk Alliance favor singer-songwriters. My second rundown of folk recordings I picked up at this year's Folk Alliance meeting focuses on musicians from Britain, who were there in force this year.

Cycling Nova Scotia's Cabot Trail

Margie Goldsmith | Posted 12.27.2012 | Travel
Margie Goldsmith

The director at the Salmon Museum tells me the largest salmon caught from the Margaree River was grabbed in 1927 and weighed 52.5 pounds.