The Irish Rebellion of 1916 in Song and Verse
The story of a tragic uprising by a group of Irish rebels on Easter Monday in 1916 is memorably dramatized by the Crowded Kitchen Players. Written and directed by Ara Barlieb, the story of “The Rising” is skillfully told by the small cast through newspaper articles, poetry, songs, speeches, proclamations, letters from the condemned rebels to their loved ones, and a “The New York Times” interview.
Joey Mutis III of The Electric Farm performs traditional Irish songs interspersed through the story. Mutis’ plaintive voice lends a haunting quality to the traditional music on which he accompanies himself on guitar, as well as occasionally singing a cappella to additional effect.
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My 3 Songs
Singer-songwriter Joey Mutis III speaks with The Blend host Dave Pandl about three songs and the artists that have inspired and influenced his songwriting.
Joey Mutis on THE BLEND
Joey Mutis, leader of The Electric Farm, the Lehigh Valley's long-running and acclaimed folk-rock band, joins host Bill Dautremont-Smith to talk about Electric Farm's latest and fifth album, Unglued, now available in both vinyl and CD formats. Listen Here.