Past Event

From the Auld (Old) Sod to the New Prairie: Songs of Irish Immigration in Illinois

A Road Scholar Program by Lee Murdock

Weaving music with stories, Lee Murdock presents a compelling story of Irish immigrants in Illinois. As they came to America to build their new lives in a foreign land, they were also essential hands in building the canals, railroads, and towns that became Illinois and America. Both traditional ballads and modern historical songs are featured in this illuminating presentation. Since 1979, Lee Murdock has been a full time touring historian, scholar, and musician. He has released 16 CDs and performs between 125 -200 shows a year. His interests include Great Lakes maritime history, regional history of Illinois and the Midwest, and traditional music of America, Canada, and the British Isles.

This event is Free and Open to the public. For more information, please contact Bryan Crow, 618.303.3320.