Danny Cassidy with Sandy Miranda

Guest: Danny Cassidy, professor and author from Irish Studies, New College, San Francisco. His recent book, which has just won the American Book Award, is How the Irish Created Slang: The Secret Language of the Crossroads from AK Press. Also on Amazon.

Listeners can reach Danny at DanCas1[at]aol.com.

They can reach me at Sandy[at]SandyMiranda.com.

The CDs I played from are:

Blasta! The Irish Traditional Music Special | Shanachie Records | 1997

Tim O'Brien | Two Journeys | Howdy Skies Records | 2001

The Chieftains | Down the Old Plank Road: The Nashville Sessions | RCA | 2002

The Rough Guide to Irish Music: Dublin to Donegal, essential sessions & evolving traditions | 2005

The Pogues | The Essential Pogues | Island Records, 1991

Uillean pipes played by Leo Rowsome | The Drones and the Chanters | Atlantic/WEA, 2000