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Bright Star of the West Download

Bright Star of the West examines the life, repertoire, and influence of Ireland’s greatest sean-nos (old-style) singer, Joe Heaney (1919-1984). Best known for popularing this form of Gaelic a cappella folk song in the United States, authors Sean Williams and Lillis Ó Laoire reveal the ways in which Heaney’s life story demonstrates the intertwining of music with political memory and cultural understanding.

By Sean Williams & Lillis O Laoire

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