ONE DAY AT A TIME
Foster & Allen
Mick Foster and Tony Allen have been together for 25 years, delighting audiences with their easy listening songs and tunes wherever they go. Now comes their latest release, "One Day at a Time," from Pat Boone’s The Gold Label. Among the 12 tracks on this recording are such classics as "Amazing Grace," "Morning Has Broken," "Wings of Dove" and "How Great Thou Art." A companion video of the same title features 16 Irish folk-inspired songs sung amid the lush and familiar landscapes of Ireland’s countryside. $14.98 for the CD, $9.98 for the audio cassette and $17.98 for the video. Details, log onto www.patsgold.com.
HUNGRY FOR HOME
Leaving the Blaskets: A Journey
from the Edge of Ireland
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The death of a young man on the Great Blasket Island on Christmas Eve in 1946 was the final catalyst that forced those on the island to abandon an ancient way of life and plead for evacuation, which finally took place in 1953. The deceased man’s sister went to the mainland, where she remains. His brothers moved to the U.S., where many from the Blasket community had transferred en masse to Hungry Hill in Springfield, Mass. The author of this book is neither Irish nor American. Viking. 305 pp. $23.95.
DIRECTORY OF SERVICES
A Guide to Community-Based
Organizations in New York City
This 400-page directory is published by the mayor’s office of immigrant affairs and language services. It contains updated information on almost 300 organizations in New York City that serve the immigrant community. This publication is designed to help the newcomer or the professional who is looking for immigrant-related services. Individual descriptions of agencies are indexed alphabetically and by borough. Copies available from CityStore, 1 Center St., North Lobby, New York, NY 10007; (212) 669-8246. $10.83 plus shipping.
IRISH WOMEN’S POETRY 1967-2000
Selected and with a
preface by Peggy O’Brien
This collection includes work by poets Eavan Boland, Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, Medbh McGuckian, Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, Rita Ann Higgins, Paula Meehan, Moya Cannon, Mary O’Malley and Kerry Hardie. A native New Englander, Peggy O’Brien lived in Ireland for nearly 20 years, earning her doctorate from Trinity College, Dublin. She now lectures in the English department at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where she is director of Irish studies. Wake Forest University Press. 314 pp. $17.95.