Arkansas Gypsy: A Song about the Irish Tinkers (Travelers)

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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