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The beginning of the black bread ‘war’

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A stranger among the poor

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During her first visit to Ireland while walking the road from Oranmore to Loughrea, Aesnath Nicholson, a lone witness to the growing desperation of the poor as successive years of the Great Famine took its frightening toll, stopped to rest her blistered feet. She leant against a wall and thought about the advice her friends had given her in America. They told her the trip was reckless and she would damage her health. Yet even at that moment she asked herself: Would she rather be back in her parlour in New York?

Has Ireland become a ‘hellhole’ of socialism?

Bill O’Reilly, the host of Fox News’s ‘The O’Reilly Factor,‘ is threatening to flee America if Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont — the self-described democratic socialist who is running for the Democratic Party nomination — is elected president. As quoted in the Huffington Post, O’Reilly said:

The Suitcase Junket - a feet first kind of musician

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THE SUITCASE Junket is Matt Lorenz, a Vermont musician who sings, strums, and plays up to four instruments with his feet at once. - one ofa number of remarkable things about this eccentric talent.

Sam Amidon to play Strange Brew

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"WHAT DISTINGUISHES Sam Amidon from the pack of folk revivalists currently enamoured with pre-rock Americana: He not only has an impressively deep knowledge of traditional song forms, but takes liberties with the country's past in order to document his own personal present.”

 

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