No Irish Need Apply
Segments #1-5 1) Blackbird 2) Jay O’Callahan 3) Having a Time 4) Catriona Yeats 5) Fred Allen
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- No Irish Need Apply
- Series Description
Series of five to ten minute fillers produced by Denis O’Neal to air after the spring 1982 WGBH broadcast of the BBC series “Ireland: A Television History.”
Segment 1: Traditional Irish Musical group Blackbird perform "Castle Drummond," "Captain Thompson," and "The Gravel Walk."
Segment 2: Storyteller Jay O'Callahan tells the folk tale "Connor and the Leprechaun" to a group of school children, after which he talks about the Irish love of language and the ways in which words bring people together.
Segment 3: "Having a Time" features a breakfast meeting/political “roast” in South Boston during St. Patrick's week (1982) at the South Boston Boys and Girls Club. Appearing are several Boston politicians including Albert L. “Dapper” O’Neil; Raymond Flynn,; William Bulger; Christopher Iannella; and the Director of the South Boston Boys and Girls Club (unidentified).
Segment 4: Interview and performance by Harpist Caitriona Yeats.
Segment 5: Profile of television and radio personality Fred Allen. Features excerpts of his radio shows, intermixed with recollections of Allen from Edward Weeks, editor emeritus of The Atlantic.
Segments 6-10: yet to be cataloged. Series release date: 1982
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- O'Neal, Denis (Series Producer)
- Chicago: “No Irish Need Apply,” 04/07/1982, GBH Archives, accessed December 8, 2023, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_388522869A904618A75DD3042AE36214.
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