Sat March 13, 2010
Chieftans & Ry Cooder - San Patricio
Sat. 3/13: This special features a unique take on a rarely told chapter of Irish-American history - the story of the "San Patricio Battalion," and Irish immigrant soldiers in the US-Mexican War who deserted their US posts to fight for the Mexican side.
Paddy Maloney of the Chieftans, Ry Cooder, members of the Mexican-American band Los Cenzontles, and Irish historian Peter F. Stevens discuss the history of the San Patricio Battalion, the kinship between Irish and Mexican cultures, and how they relate to the music from this project that is featured in the special.