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Vincent Cross' new song cycle brings together early
Irish-American ballads, and old-time mountain banjo
with recently composed and discovered traditional songs
around and about the infamous 19th century, Irish-American
gang leader James "The Rooster" Corcoran.
Corcoran was known for his "caustic tongue and
ready wit," he was often stereotyped tabloid fodder
for the newspapers of the 1800s. Many of the songs were
written using historical documents as primary sources,
and structured to resemble broadside ballads of the
era. If you've ever seen the movie Gangs of New York,
then this would be a musical accompaniment to the rogues,
pimps, murders and thieves that inhabited New York City
in the 19th century.
"powerful narrative ballads of real-life events"-fRoots