Hal Roach - Irish Humour
Tucked away in a Dublin hotel, Jury’s Irish Cabaret was a popular variety show that catered to Irish-American tourists throughout the last half of the 20th century. Hornpipes, fiddles, and the echoes of stomping feet filled the air as dancers whirled onstage, performing the jig reel and hornpipe to traditional tunes such as Whiskey in the Jar and Danny Boy.
In 1977, Smithsonian Folkways released "Jury's Irish Cabaret of Dublin" after the company was invited on a worldwide tour that included Sydney, Tokyo, Amsterdam, London, and Paris. The show that first tickled tourists at the hotel in 1963 remained on the boards for more than four decades.
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