On Things Irish

Some of the people who emigrated from Ireland to America who appear in Suite Harmonic settled in small towns like New Harmony, Indiana. Some went to Chicago. Do you think the kinds of places Irish immigrants lived in America made a difference in how Irish their children and descendants felt?

—Adelaide Hogarty Butler, Dixon, Illinois

I can speculate on this. Read more…

Why did you have such a great desire to trace your Irish roots?

—Paddy Sweeney, Old Colwyn, Conwy, Wales

Ah, Paddy, if I had known when I began the research for Suite Harmonic that, in working to piece together the family lines and to discover more about my ancestors I would find such lovely relatives as you and your siblings, I would say it was just for that! Read more…

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