3-17-10: When Cockeysville Was Texas…and Irish

March 16, 2010 at 5:35 pm 3 comments

Stephen Brighton digs Cockeysville. Literally. The University of Maryland assistant professor of anthropology tells us about the 19th century Irish quarry workers he’s learning about at an archaeological site in the tiny Baltimore County village of Texas.

Dr. Brighton is the author of Historical Archaeology of the Irish Diaspora: A Transnational Approach.

Want to know more about Irish identity and how rural families from 1830s Ballykilcline, County Roscommon, got to Cockeysville? Listen to Sheilah’s full 40-minute interview with Dr. Brighton:

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Evart Cornell  |  March 17, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    Seeking a copy of Dr. Stephen Brighton’s inteerview on disc. How can I obtain same for the Historical Society of Baltimore County?

    Evart Cornell

  • 2. TerriC  |  March 17, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    Loved the ineterview. At the end, a musical clip was played of pipes playing Queen’s ” We Are The Champions.”
    Can anyone tell me the artist? I’d love to buy the CD ….

  • 3. mdmorn  |  March 17, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    I wish *I* knew what it was.

    It aired on “The Thistle and Shamrock” sometime between 2003 and 2005 – I don’t know exactly when, and T&S’s website doesn’t list playlists before 2007.

    My air shift way back then included T&S… I thought the piece was cool, so I recorded it and saved it. Somehow it ended up in my folder of random music beds, and when we had something on the Irish and Quarries, I thought Bagpipes and ROCKs…



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