The Folk Brothers for Oct. 6, 2021: Songs of Irish emigration

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Today's show starts with a set of songs inspired by 19th and 20th century Irish emigration. First off is Tim O'Brien's tune, "The Crossing," followed by another lament about leaving for Amerikay: Karine Polwart and Dave Milligans' new rendition of "Craigie Hill." Starting in the late 1800's, Irish laborers flooded the United Kingdom, as addressed by the next two songs: Josh O'Keefe's version of "McAlpine's  Fusiliers," and Christy Moore's cover of Jimmy McCarthy's song "Missing You."

Also on today's show: new music from Martha Scanlan, Aoife O'Donovan, Dirk Powell, Tre Burt, Vincent Cross, and Frank Richard.