Caption: The Chieftains and Ry Cooder, Credit: Judith Burrows
Image by: Judith Burrows 
The Chieftains and Ry Cooder 

The Chieftains: San Patricio

From: Joyride Media
Length: 59:00

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The Chieftains and Ry Cooder present the history behind their collaboration inspired by The St Patrick's Battalion of Irish-born soldiers in the Mexican War. Read the full description.

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Public Media Service and Joyride Media are happy to announce a new one-hour CHIEFTAINS & 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.

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Public Media Service and Joyride Media are happy to announce a new one-hour CHIEFTAINS & 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.

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Host: Brian O'Donovan

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