Lee Murdock will kick off the spring humanities schedule by taking his audience on a journey from the Emerald Isle to “Amerikay.” Lee's performance will share the ups and downs of the immigrant experience from the early 1800’s. In addition, the audience will experience the boisterous chorus of a popular Irish Pub song, share the sly joke in classic old ballads, follow along to a soft instrumental air or vigorous dance tune from the Emerald Isle, and sail with the Irish, in families or as young boys or women on a solo jaunt across "The Big Pond.” In story and in song, Lee shares the voyage of Irish immigrants, and the life they found in the new world.
A blend of storytelling and original and traditional songs, this theme of Irish immigration serves as a baseline upon which to consider the waves of people who have come to this country over the decades. It embodies the “competition” which existed between different immigrant groups, using the up-close personal stories and snapshots of Irish, Dutch and other European immigrants.
Lee will perform at Coffeyville Community College on Jan. 22 as part of the Humanities Project. The public is invited to the 10:30 a.m. Tuesday humanities performances at CCC. The performances are free and held in the Spencer/Rounds Performing Arts Theatre.
For more information about the humanities project at CCC, please call 620-251-7700, ext. 2166.