SOME MOTHER’S SONWarner Home Video
Terry George’s 1996 directorial debut is set in Northern Ireland against the backdrop of the 1981 Hunger Strike. Helen Mirren and Finnula Flanagan star as women faced with a terrible choice: whether to respect their sons’ political beliefs and let them die, or to take them off the strike and save their lives. Costarring Aidan Gillen, David O’Hara, John Lynch and Tom Hollander. Running time: 112 minutes. Rated R. Available from Irish Visions (800) IRISH-800.
EVERY BREATHJames McNally
On this album, McNally demonstrates his virtuosity on a range of Irish whistles, especially the low whistle. To assist him on this carefully crafted project, McNally enlisted the skills of some celebrated musicians working in the Celtic genre. For information, call 800-888-8544 or write to the Windham Hill Group, P.O. Box 5501, Beverly Hills, CA 90209-5501, or log onto www.windham.com
THE IRISH AMERICAN FAMILY ALBUMDorothy and Thomas Hoobler
This 128-page book, now in paperback, is loaded with evocative photographs, diary entries, letters, interviews, personal reflections and illustrations, deals with the topic of Irish immigration. With an introduction by Joseph Kennedy II, it goes on to cover the decision of emigrants to leave, the backgrounds from which they came, their crossing to America, their arrival, and their trials and tribulations in the New World. Interspersed in this work are many personal histories which give the book its comprehensive yet intimate appeal. The price is $12.95 and it is published by Oxford University Press.
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ANIMALS IN CELTIC LIFE AND MYTHMiranda Green
This book, published by Routledge, came about as a result of the author’s longstanding fascination for the ancient Celts and, in particular, for Celtic myth and religion. In all the sources for the pagan Celts, the role of animals in both the secular and the sacred worlds appeared to have been dominant and essential. In this book, the role of animals in all aspects of Celtic life is explored. Price: $24.99. For information, call Ron Longe at (212) 216-7820 or log onto firstname.lastname@example.org