The Hidden History of Leeds (Episode 2)

30 minutes

Dancing at the Crossroads is an outgrowth of the PBS documentary, Irish Catskills: Dancing at the Crossroads. It explores Irish and Irish-American culture through the words and music of musicians and historians and often features rare tracks heard nowhere else. The podcast is hosted by Kevin Ferguson, director of the PBS documentary.

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