The Chieftains‘ Paddy Moloney and Ry Cooder bring together the musical souls of two nations, Ireland and Mexico, in a mini documentary exploring the making-of their new album San Patricio (March 9 / Hear Music/Concord Music Group). Watch the video now on Nat Geo Music at National Geographic.com: http://bit.ly/6rXCM2
The heart-stirring songs of San Patricio bring to life the story of 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).
In the video, Paddy Moloney is on-site at the Former Convent of Churubusco – the location of the San Patricio Battalion’s last stand – retelling the nearly forgotten story. Moloney and Ry Cooder then sit down for a one-on-one interview to discuss the recording process, as well as the historical and religious bonds between Ireland and Mexico.
The San Patricio mini documentary features in-studio footage and some of the album’s brilliant roster of Irish, Mexican and American guest artists including Lila Downs, Los Tigres del Norte, legendary 92-year-old Mexican ranchero singer Chavela Vargas, and many more.
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