Bound for AmerikayMcDermott's Handy
Bound for Amerikay CD

1. Rambling Irishman
2. Paddy's Green Shamrock Shore
3. Nuair a bhi mise og (When I was young)
4. McDermott's Handy (Reels: McGibney's, Ballinamore, Master McDermott's)
5. Star of the County Down
6. Spancil HIll/Off to California (song by Michael Considine)
7. Cad e sin don te sin? (What's it to you?)
8. Samhradh, Samhradh (Summer, Summer)
9. Isle of Hope (song by Brendan Graham)
10. The Christmas Letter
11. Gallagher's Frolics/The Nightingale (Sean Ryan's jigs)
12. When I Was a Fair Maid
13. Mo Ghile Mear (My Gallant Darling)
14. Thousands are Sailing
15. Jenny Picking Cockles/My Love is in America/Green Fields of America (reels)

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Come Take the ByroadsMcDermott's Handy
Come Take the Byroads


1. No Sir
2. Connaughtman’s Rambles /
Jackson’s Morning Brush /
The  Boys of Ballinamore (jigs) 
3. McDermott’s Farewell
4. Jenny Picking Cockles / The Mills are
 Grinding (reels)
5. Shéimidh Eoghainín Duibh
6. Miss MacRae
7. The Green Castle (hornpipe)
8. Rising of the Moon (medley)
9. In Aimsir Bhaint an Fhéir
10. The Boreens of Derry
11. Mary Ann

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The Irish Emigrant Experience: Coming to America as told through Music, Song & Story

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On the cover of their CD, Bound for Amerikay, McDermott’s Handy has focused on the iconic image of Irish emigrants so poignantly depicted in the Irish Memorial sculpture that Irish Philadelphians have placed near Penn's Landing on the waterfront at Front and Chestnut Streets. Then you listen to the opening track and hear “When I landed in Philadelphia, the girls all jumped for joy!” and you’re into an unmistakable musical journey that captures the spirit of the emigrant experience.

“Their music took the facts about immigration and transferred them into the emotion and experience.” —Marie Ely, living history coordinator, Strawbridge School PTA



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