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Irish traditional arts

Today we are celebrating the 2013 NEA National Heritage Fellows with an interview with Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley who spoke with us about the importance of the folk and traditional arts and his own career as a traditional Irish musician. "A community united by the ideals of...
Washington, DC Like many an immigrant, 2010 NEA National Heritage Fellow Mike Rafferty came to the United States for a better life. But when he came from East Galway, Ireland, he brought something important with him: his flute. Although he didn't play for many years after arriving in this...