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Deirdre - Aged 8

Food
Colcannon StewColcannon
Mash some potatoes, add onions and cabbage and you have Colcannon an Irish dish associated with hard and hungry times.
Listen ('45) to The Black Family sing 'Colcannon' from The Black Family (Dara 023)
Famine
Over a million people died in the Irish Famine, and 2 million more were forced to emigrate when a potato crop failed in 1846. Many songs have been written about this tragedy including Chicago, by the Irish folk singer, Christy Moore.
Listen ('49) to Christy Moore play 'The City of Chicago' from Ride On (WEA 240 407-1)



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