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The Thistle And Shamrock: The Road of Tears

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Battlefield Band.

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From broadsheet ballads to music hall choruses, songs have documented true-life emigrant experiences through time. This week, Battlefield Band, Mick Moloney, Mary Black and others continue in that tradition.