From Shore to Shore examines both the continuity and the changes that have affected Irish traditional music since the turn of the previous century. Using New York city as the focus, this documentary mixes historic photographs and film footage with contemporary interviews, performances, house sessions and informal learning from master musicians. It traces the influence of family and community, Irish immigration, and American popular culture on the traditional music played in New York today. From Shore to Shore shows how Irish traditional music became a powerful vehicle for the transmission of ethnic identity from generation to generation.

Performers:

Maureen Glynn Connolly ; Brian Conway ; Tom Doherty ; Eileen Ivers ; Maureen Doherty Macken ; Andy McGann ; Jerry O'Sullivan ; Paddy Reynolds ; John Whelan ; Martin Wynne ;Mary Coleman Hannon ; Mary Coleman O'Beirne ; James O'Beirne Jnr ; Michelle Bergin ; Buddy Connolly ; Noelle Curran ; Sinead Curran ; Felix Dolan ; Seamus Egan ; Jimmy Keane ; Donna Long ; Matt Mancuso ; Pete Mancuso ; Billy McComiskey ; Chris McLoughlin ; Mick Moloney ; Brendan Mulvihill

Product Type:  DVD