About the Film
Beginning in April 1988, a number of oral histories and Irish traditional music and dance performances were videotaped for the documentary From Shore To Shore: Irish Traditional Music In New York City. Inevitably, many of these recordings were not able to be included in the original 57-minute documentary. This additional footage provides a retrospective look at a vibrant community of musicians, dancers, and audiences during one important era in the story of Irish traditional music in America.
Featuring performances by: Mary Bergin, Jean Butler, Fr. Charlie Coen, Buddy Connolly, Kevin Connolly, Matty Connolly, Maureen Glynn Connolly, Brian Conway, Tom Doherty, Tony DeMarco, Felix Dolan, Tom Doolan, Rita Flaherty, Donny Golden, Eileen Golden, Vincent Harrison, Eileen Ivers, John Jennings, James Keane, Joe Kelly, Willie Kelly, Jane Kelton, Mick Kenny, Maureen Doherty Macken, Joanie Madden, Pete Mancuso, Billy McComiskey, Andy McGann, Antoinette McKenna, Jo McNamara, Becky Miller, Mick Moloney, John Morrison, Paddy O’Brien, Bill Ochs, Robbie O’Connell, Jerry O’Sullivan, Paddy Reynolds, The Wednesday Nighters, John Whelan, Louise Kahan Whelan, Martin Wynne, and others.
Plus interviews with: Dan Collins, Brian Conway, Tom Doherty, Mary Coleman Hannon, Earle Hitchner, Maureen Doherty Macken, Andy McGann, Mary Coleman O’Beirne, Paddy Reynolds, & Martin Wynne