The oral histories on this site explore traditional music and migration from Ireland to the United States and Great Britain in the period c.1945 to 1970. The participants featured reflect on many interrelated themes including migration, work, culture, community, social life, and ethnicity. The project is part of research for a Ph.D. in History / Digital Arts & Humanities at University College Cork.

The interview with Danny Meehan and related content has been released in conjunction with an article in The Irish Review. The interview and related content from Kevin Henry was released in conjunction with an article in Éire-Ireland.

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Henry family, 1972


The Henry family, at their mother's funeral in 1972. It was the only time all eleven siblings were together in one place. Left to right they stand in…

Kevin Henry photographs


Photographs of Kevin Henry, courtesy of his daughter, Mary Carroll.
In the order displayed they are:
A passport photo from 1950
Kevin holding a set…



Kevin Henry plays an unnamed schottische on flute.

Róisín Dubh (air)


Kevin Henry plays the air 'Róisín Dubh' on flute.