Pre-1920 St. Patrick’s Day Play ListOne minute read

Pre-1920 St. Patrick's Day Play List
Tom Ennis

We collected these Irish highlights from the National Jukebox, a Library of Congress effort to digitize early 78 RPM records (pre-1925) and make them available to posterity. Learn more about the project at www.loc.gov/jukebox/

Irish titles were very popular from the dawn of recording. Marketed both to the immigrant population and the public at large, it is easy to follow a change of focus from the earliest recordings, which were ethnic comic sketches playing on stereotypes to, by the teens, titles celebrating Irish song and pride.

Pre-1920 St. Patrick's Day Play List
John Kimmel

This playlist focuses on instrumental recordings of jigs, reels, and hornpipes. The improvisational approach of Irish musicians found its way into many strains of American music, including ragtime and jazz. You can browse and listen to a list of 91 early recordings by or about the Irish at www.loc.gov/jukebox/irish, some titles will be familiar, some will be offensive.

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Medley of Irish jigs, no. 2 John Kimmel, performing. Victor 18207 (10/30/1916)

Irish hornpipes, medley no. 3 Tom Ennis, performing. Victor 18366 (4/7/1917)

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Geese in the bog medley John Kimmel, performing. Victor 18193 (10/30/1916)

Irish melodies medley  Tom Ennis, performing. Victor 18286 (4/7/1917)

Dublin jig medley Patrick J. Clancy & Arthur P. Kenna, performing. Victor 18639 (10/07/1919)

My partner’s fancy John Kimmel, performing. Victor 19271 (06/25/1919)

Irish jigs medley Tom Ennis, performing. Victor 18286  (04/07/1917)

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Medley of Irish jigs John Kimmel, performing. Victor 18727 (6/25/1919)

Medley of Irish reels, no. 6  Tom Ennis, performing. Victor 18366 (04/07/1917)

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Irish tune from County Derry (Danny Boy)- Victor Concert Orchestra, performing. Victor 17897 (10/261915)

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