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Intercultural Connections Series with Mick Moloney: If It Wasn't for the Irish and the Jews

03/27/19 | 7:00 pm

Irish Arts Center

553 W 51st St Map

212-757-3318

$16 and up


27-03-2019 12:00:00 27-03-2019 12:00:00 America/New_York Intercultural Connections Series with Mick Moloney: If It Wasn't for the Irish and the Jews | 7:00 pm Taking its title and inspiration from a 1912 song composed by William Jerome (real name: William Flannery) and Jean Schwartz, "If It Wasn't for the Irish and the Jews" is an entertaining and insightful examination of cross-pollination in a bygone era of U.S. cultural history: when vaudeville and Tin Pan Alley flourished with the fertile contributions of Irish and Jewish songwriters, theatrical producers, and music publishers. The stories of former Broadway luminaries and a trove of archival film footage populate Dr. Moloney's richly illustrated talk about the nimble wit, socioeconomic observation, exuberant rhythms, melodic charm, and sentimental appeal that defined this under-appreciated chapter of our musical heritas http://www.cityguideny.com/eventinfo.cfm?id=356447 Irish Arts Center Irish Arts Center

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Taking its title and inspiration from a 1912 song composed by William Jerome (real name: William Flannery) and Jean Schwartz, "If It Wasn't for the Irish and the Jews" is an entertaining and insightful examination of cross-pollination in a bygone era of U.S. cultural history: when vaudeville and Tin Pan Alley flourished with the fertile contributions of Irish and Jewish songwriters, theatrical producers, and music publishers. The stories of former Broadway luminaries and a trove of archival film footage populate Dr. Moloney's richly illustrated talk about the nimble wit, socioeconomic observation, exuberant rhythms, melodic charm, and sentimental appeal that defined this under-appreciated chapter of our musical heritas

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