Ireland's First Superstar


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Patrick Sarsfield Gilmore emigrated from Ballygar Co Galway to America in the 1840's. He went on to become a leading bandmaster and composer, writing the song ‘When Johnny comes marching home’. He played to millions during his lifetime. But this hugely successful entertainer and Ireland’s first real superstar remains largely unknown. (2018)

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