Audio Recording Interview with Mary O'Reilly about her work in the Folk Fair with Irish Exhibition, Chicago, Illinois, part 5

Interview with Mary O'Reilly about her work in the Folk Fair with Irish Exhibition, Chicago, Illinois, part 5

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Title
Interview with Mary O'Reilly about her work in the Folk Fair with Irish Exhibition, Chicago, Illinois, part 5
Contributor Names
Moloney, Mick, 1944- (Collector)
O'Reilly, Mary (Interviewee)
Created / Published
Chicago, Illinois, May 4, 1977
Subject Headings
-  Irish Americans
-  Ethnography
-  Interviews
-  Illinois -- Chicago
Genre
Ethnography
Interviews
Notes
-  Mary O'Reilly, part 5
-  Part 5 of 5-part interview with Mary O'Reilly about her work in the Folk Fair with Irish Exhibition, and other topics, including thoughts about Irish music (harp playing), community dynamics among the Irish Americans, stores, and neighborhoods; topic sequence includes how Mary O‚ÄôReilly feels a school of traditional music should be organized; about harp playing; about organizational splits and factionalism in Irish American communities and organizations; husband Tom Reilly joins the conversation; says that he feels the problem of factions has carried over from home, he feels the Irish are more divided than other groups but doesn't know for sure, Mary disagrees, saying that some other groups are worse; Tom on the topic of community needs, says there is a need for an Irish center, potential problems discussed, musicians deserve support, Mary sees need for publications and says she doesn't know if an Irish center is really all that necessary; about how Irish American neighborhoods in the city are now gone, the community is brought together through Irish radio hours (6 in all); Irish Northern Aid activities; the Gaelic Athletic Association, etc., and the Irish American News; about how Ireland very accessible today through travel; about import stores, advertised in the Irish American News; Mary and Tom disagree about the Irish image in America, Tom feels the average American is generally ill-informed about Europe.
Medium
audiocassette, C-60
Call Number/Physical Location
Call number: AFC 1981/004: AFS 20577a
MBRS Shelflist: RYA 0639
Field Project Identifier: CH77-T054-C
Source Collection
Chicago Ethnic Arts Project collection (AFC 1981/004)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Language
English
Online Format
audio

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Chicago citation style:

Moloney, Mick, and Mary O'Reilly. Interview with Mary O'Reilly about her work in the Folk Fair with Irish Exhibition, Chicago, Illinois, part 5. Chicago, Illinois, May 4, 1977. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1981004_afs20577a/.

APA citation style:

Moloney, M. & O'Reilly, M. (1977) Interview with Mary O'Reilly about her work in the Folk Fair with Irish Exhibition, Chicago, Illinois, part 5. Chicago, Illinois, May 4. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1981004_afs20577a/.

MLA citation style:

Moloney, Mick, and Mary O'Reilly. Interview with Mary O'Reilly about her work in the Folk Fair with Irish Exhibition, Chicago, Illinois, part 5. Chicago, Illinois, May 4, 1977. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc1981004_afs20577a/>.

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