|Emblem of the Ancient Order of Hibernians|
To celebrate St. Patrick's Day I've decided to celebrate both the St. Patrick's mission of spreading Christianity and the Irish-American experience in music.
First, the ancient Irish hymn Ag Criost an Siol which means Christ is the Seed.
To celebrate all Irish in America I have chosen the Appalachian Scotch-Irish song Loving Hannah. Ulster-Scots were monumental in forming the United States with a pioneering race that left its deepest lasting mark in Appalachia.
From the 2013 post
As always, I am using Saint Patrick's Day to share some genealogical tools one can use. The Irish Times newspaper has a searchable surname mapper available. There is also a searchable version of the below ESRI map available here.
|Click for a larger version. For full downloadable version (30+ MBs) click here. From ESRI|
|Click to Enlarge. From Ancestry Ireland|