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Los San Patricios: The Irish Soldiers of Mexico

  • Music, Folk, country and blues
Two men perform with a guitar and fiddle
Photograph: Luis Jahn

Time Out says

During the Mexican-American War, a group of Irish immigrants called the St. Patrick’s Battalion elected to fight against the U.S. invasion of Mexico alongside the Mexican army. Many of the Batallón de San Patricio (as they were known in Spanish) were later killed in battle or executed by the U.S. government. This concert, hosted by Mexican folk music ensemble Sones de México along with fiddle player Seán Cleland and The Irish Music School of Chicago faculty, pays tribute to Los San Patricios using Irish jigs and Mexican son music to tell their stories. 


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