Irish American Hall of History Exhibit

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Irish American Hall of History

This on-line exhibit encompasses all aspects of the Irish and Irish Americans in American entertainment. This exhibit is also one of our popular touring exhibits.

We provide a picture of the artist and a brief paragraph on their career plus links to other sites to help you learn more about these great artists.

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WIMA Hall of History

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Patrick Fitzpatrick: Uilleann Piper on Edison Diamond Disc Recording

Patrick Fitzpatrick: Uilleann Piper on Edison Diamond Disc Recording

A Leitrim-born uilleann piper, Patrick Fitzpatrick recorded this set of jigs back in 1917.

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WIMA Hall of History
  • Irish Traditional
Jack Healy: Irish Tenor and Saxophonist

Jack Healy: Irish Tenor and Saxophonist

One of Paddy Killoran's band members and collaborators, Jack Healy had one foot in the jazz world and the other in the 1930s New York Irish music scene.

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WIMA Hall of History
  • Irish Traditional
  • Jazz
Berigan's uninhibited jazz style inspired and dominated every group with which he played.

Bunny Berigan

Berigan's uninhibited jazz style inspired and dominated every group with which he played.

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WIMA Hall of History
  • Bandleader
  • Jazz
  • Musician
The original traditional Irish folk band, as far as anyone who came of age in the 1970s or 1980s is

Chieftains

The original traditional Irish folk band, as far as anyone who came of age in the 1970s or 1980s is concerned, is The Chieftains.

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WIMA Hall of History
  • Irish Traditional
  • Recording Artist
Dan Emmett

Dan Emmett

Besides "Old Dan Tucker" and "Dixie," other famous songs credited to Emmet are "Turkey in the Straw," "The Blue Tail Fly," and "De Boatman's Dance."

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WIMA Hall of History
  • Composer
  • Minstrel
Allen, Fred

Fred Allen

Born John Florence Sullivan, Fred Allen is best known today for his radio shows of the 1930s-40s.

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WIMA Hall of History
  • Radio
  • Theatre
  • Vaudeville
Allen, Gracie

Gracie Allen

Gracie Allen was one of the great comediennes of the twentieth century.

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WIMA Hall of History
  • Film
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Vaudeville
John Ford

John Ford

The career of John Ford lasted 51 years and he directed 136 films.

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WIMA Hall of History
  • Director
  • Film
John Huston

John Huston

Huston's long career included directing 44 films and acting in 37

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WIMA Hall of History
  • Actor
  • Director
  • Film
  • Writer
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