Chicago Irish Save the World: Songs and Stories from “Irish Above All”

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Author Mary Pat Kelly returns to the Center with a sequel to her bestselling books, “Galway Bay” and “Of Irish Blood”, for an afternoon of readings and music. This program is presented by Celtic Women International.

Chicago Irish Save the World: Songs and Stories from “Irish Above All” features readings from Kelly’s new book, “Irish Above All” and a Q & A. She is joined by singer Catherine O’Connell for songs from the era.

In “Irish Above All”, Kelly draws upon family heritage to continue the story of Nora Kelly–begun in “Of Irish Blood”–with a striking novel of historical fiction set in the turbulent years from 1923 to 1960. When Ed Kelly becomes mayor of Chicago in dramatic fashion, he and cousin Nora are thrust onto the world stage as the Depression and WWII threaten total destruction.

Chicago Irish Save the World: Songs and Stories from “Irish Above All” is Sunday, March 3 at 1pm and is free.