Chieftains write musical history with ‘San Patricio’ – latimes.com

L.A. TIMES ON the project, San Patricios with The Chieftains and Ry Cooder:

“[Paddy] Moloney noted that many of the Irish soldiers were recent immigrants forced to leave their native country because of the great famine that ravaged the Emerald Isle in the mid-19th century.
“What happened was that when they get off the boat from Ireland, they were handed rifles and told ‘Off you go to shoot these Mexicans,’ ” he said. “They decided they didn’t like killing other Catholics on the orders of Protestant generals.”


Due March 9th.

Chieftains write musical history with ‘San Patricio’ – latimes.com

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