The History Show

The History Show

Sunday, 6pm

The History Show Sunday 17 January 2016

The History Show

The History Show

This week's programme is the first of two special episodes looking at the American Civil War - from an Irish perspective. Irish soldiers played an important role on both sides of the conflict - a conflict that produced a huge repository of Irish-American songs. We'll hear the stories behind those songs, and how they reflect the Irish experience of the war.

About The Show

Bringing the past to life! Discover how our world was shaped as Myles Dungan and guests explore events ranging from medieval times to the recent past.

We want to help explain ourselves to ourselves. We will search out fresh angles on familiar topics, seek out the unfamiliar and will not shy away from bizarre or controversial issues. Our ultimate goal is to make The History Show the primary port of call for those with an intense or even a modest interest in the subject. We want to entice the casual and the curious to join us in celebrating the past.

Our aim is to create informative, reflective, stimulating and above all, entertaining radio.

Join us on Sundays from 6.05pm for The History Show with Myles Dungan on RTÉ Radio 1.

A Pegasus production for RTÉ. 

Music Played on the Show

Battle Hymn Of The Republic

Battle Hymn Of The Republic

Judy Collins

0:40

The Vacant Chair

The Vacant Chair

Ralph Stanley

0:35

When Johnny Comes Marching Home

When Johnny Comes Marching Home

Derek Warfield

0:30

Dixieland

Dixieland

Derek Warfield

0:30

The Bonnie Blue Flag

The Bonnie Blue Flag

Derek Warfield

1:00

Paddy's Green Shamrock Shore

Paddy's Green Shamrock Shore

Paul Brady

5:50

No Irish Need Apply

No Irish Need Apply

Frank Harte & Donal Lunny

3:00

The Bonnie Blue Flag

The Bonnie Blue Flag

2nd South Carolina String Band

0:50

Garryowen / St. Patrick's Day

Garryowen / St. Patrick's Day

Derek Warfield

0:30

The Irish Volunteer

The Irish Volunteer

David Kincaid

1:00

Fag An Bealac

Fag An Bealac

Gallant Sons Of Erin

1:10

Pat Murphy Of The Irish Brigade

Pat Murphy Of The Irish Brigade

Mick Moloney

2:30

The Irish Sixty-Ninth

The Irish Sixty-Ninth

David Kincaid

1:20

Dixie's Land

Dixie's Land

2nd South Carolina String Band

3:00

Patrick Cleburne

Patrick Cleburne

Derek Warfield

0:45

Kelly's Irish Brigade

Kelly's Irish Brigade

David Kincaid

2:20

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Presenter: Myles Dungan

Producer: Lorcan Clancy

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