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The Cranberries: In Studio

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Irish pop band The Cranberries scored hits in the ‘90s with “Zombie” and “Linger.” As they reunite for a U.S. tour and an upcoming album called "Roses," they join us to play live in our studio.

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

A 1926 Edition of Soundcheck: The Flanagan Brothers

Friday, May 06, 2011

The Flanagan Brothers were the most popular group of Irish entertainers in New York City between the early 1920's and the late 1930's. Joe, Mike and Louis (who is not pictured here and played harp guitar) were born in Waterford City, Ireland in the 1890's and emigrated to the United States with their parents at the turn of the century. They settled in Albany, New York. The brothers, all self-taught, played at concerts, dances, bars, clubs, and on WNYC. They recorded 160 songs for several labels and their discs sold well across the U.S, Britain and Ireland. Many have since been reissued in anthology collections. Here is an original version of the Kerry Mills Barndance courtesy of the Irish Traditional Music Archive.

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Villagers: In Studio

Thursday, June 17, 2010

The Dublin-based singer-songwriter Conor O’Brien performs under the name Villagers. He joins us to play live in our studio.

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