The Chieftains: San Patricio

Broadcast February 17, 2019

Chieftains and Ry Cooder radio special featuring their unique take on a rarely told chapter of Irish-American history - the story of the "San Patricio Battalion," Irish immigrant soldiers in the US-Mexican War who deserted their US posts to fight for the Mexican side.

Chieftains' Paddy Maloney, Ry Cooder, Irish-American historian Peter F. Stevens and members of the Mexican-American band Los Cenzontles discuss the history of the San Patricio Battalion, the kinship between Irish and Mexican cultures, and how they relate to the music from the 'SAN PATRICIO' album, plus one exclusive live track from a Jan 2010 Dublin concert.

By: Joyride Media

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