Sometimes I do stories at Celtic festivals, schools and libraries about the Irish gypsies, known as travelers and tinkers. During the Potato Famine, they came to America along with the many thousands of other emigrating Irish. II wrote this song and posted a video of it on YouTube about a Civil War soldier who meets one of these Irish gypsies in Arkansas. The song is called “Arkansas Gypsy” and is on iTunes if you’re interested in giving it a listen. Here’s the Youtube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z034L1pVgVw&feature=youtu.be
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