Our son, Cullen (age 3) with his first bodhrán (1995).
Mance reunites with Chris Turner & Rachel Maloney,
(from his Nee Ningy Days) forming the group "100th Monkey."
Mance & Chris recorded the first known recorded improvisational
with bodhrán and harmonica on Mance's 1995 self-titled
Here they're at it again during a performance.
(By the way, Chris is a past Hohner European Harmonica Champion.)
On the far left, Stephanie Twomey with the lads from the "State
of Hope" tour:
(L-R) Tom Perrotti (guitar), Jack Wright (fiddle), Phil Edmonds
(whistles), Mance (percussion).
Mance and Phil, together again.
MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT ROBINSON
am very pleased to send my warmest good wishes to the Newport
Historical Society for the success of their project, "A State
of Hope: Irish Immigration to Rhode Island."
many have left Ireland over the centuries, there can be no doubt
that the Great Famine which started in Ireland 150 years ago,
was a major focal point in the history of Irish emigration.
The Newport Historical Society project is significant as it
concentrates on the letters between emigrants and their families
in Ireland, in assessing the impact of the Famine. These letters,
while presenting historians with many challenges in their interpretation,
are and have been tangible links between emigrants, their descendants
and their Irish heritage. As sources of historical research,
they offer accounts of personal experiences which, while originally
intended for limited circulation, can be measured against contemporary
media reports to give a more complete picture of the people
who lived in those troubled years.
commend the Newport Historical Society on this interesting and
Our son, Cullen, age 5 (1997)