Through Irish Eyes

Through Irish Eyes, A Year On.

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After 9 episodes of Through Irish Eyes, the series is now coming home.

The brainchild of  Georgia TV producer William Collins Parker and Videographer Ashley Henderson has led me as the only Irish news reporter in local US television on many an adventure.

From Line-dancing to shooting guns and red-kneck wrestling to College Football, “The South” has shown itself to be a rich and diverse haven of culture and humor.

Next Month the series will focus on Irish Culture rather than that of American.The aim is to showcase Ireland at Christmas to the viewers in North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee and Alabama. Albeit 4200 miles apart their are many similarities and differences between both worlds.

Christmas is both a religion and family focused occasion for both societies yet the focus on materialism in the US as recently highlighted by “Black Friday” differ from that of the west coast of Ireland, famous for its “12 pubs of Christmas” and seasonal drinking and music.

For More Information On Our Adventures check out,

http://www.wdef.com/content/primenews/irisheyes/default.aspx

 

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Bluegrass Bible Belt Experience

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Adam Steffey and the Box Cars light up an electric night at the home of June Carter in Hiltons Virginia. The talented family  who later became known as the in-laws of Johnny Cash have a world class musical arena on their old family home.

Steffey and his talented group kept families, pensioners, kids and even dogs on the dance floor all night.

I was honored to speak to the multi grammy winning artist before he took to the stage on May 11th 2013.