The Chieftains, in collaboration with Ry Cooder, Los Tigres del Norte, Linda Ronstadt and Van Dyke Parks, will release San Patricio on March 9. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the San Patricios (as I was), they were “a downtrodden group of Irish immigrant conscripts who deserted the U.S. Army in 1846 to fight on the Mexican side against the invading Yankees in the Mexican-American War (1846-1848).”
Below is Part One of a six-part documentary on the subject by Mark R. Day.
Also, from what I can gather, Howard Zinn discusses los san patricios in The Stories Hollywood Never Tells audio book.
Thanks to Chris Floyd, who has a great site and who pointed this out….
The Chieftains and Ry Cooder make an album about los san patricios
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I am excited to be the first to share my listening experience of this spectacular project.
The blend of musical traits from these two different cultures was really fun to listen to! I am a member of a Catholic community with many Mexican-Americans, led by our Irish pastor and know that this will be a cherished story. Thank you for sharing it in such great musical fashion. -Bob