The Chieftains & Ry Cooder- San Patricio March 17; 5-6pm
KXCI is pleased to present this new one-hour special on St. Patrick's Day from 5-6pm in honor of the rich cultural Mexican and Irish traditions in Southern Arizona. Public Media Service and Joyride Media are happy to announce a new one-hour CHIEFTAINS & RY COODER radio special featuring their unique take on a rarely told chapter of Irish-American history - the story of the "San Patricio Battalion," Irish immigrant soldiers in the US-Mexican War who deserted their US posts to fight for the Mexican side. Chieftains' Paddy Maloney, Ry Cooder, Irish-American historian Peter F. Stevens and members of the Mexican-American band Los Cenzontles discuss the history of the San Patricio Battalion, the kinship between Irish and Mexican cultures, and how they relate to the music from the SAN PATRICIO album, plus one exclusive live track from a Jan 2010 Dublin concert. Additional Credits Host: Brian O'Donovan This program aired previously on KXCI on Friday, March 12 from 6-7pm.