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When Irish Eyes Are Smiling: An Irish Parade Of Stars

Academy Award-winning actress Patty Duke hosts this special, which offers a variety of vintage ballads and folk songs from a parade of Irish stars.
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Academy Award-winning actress Patty Duke hosts this special, which offers a variety of vintage ballads and folk songs from a parade of Irish stars.

Airs Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 6 p.m. on KPBS TV

Pulitzer-prize winning author Malachy McCourt (of the "Angela's Ashes" McCourt family) writes and produces this warm and nostalgic parade of Irish favorites from the past. The archival program will focus on Ireland's most beloved ballads and folk songs, performed by some of the world's greatest vocalists.

Among the traditional favorites to be featured are "Too Ra Loo Ra Loo Ra (An Irish Lullaby)," "Molly Malone," "McNamara's Band," "It's A Long Way To Tipperary," "Danny Boy" and "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling, " as well as such Emerald Isle-influenced classics as "Look To The Rainbow," "The Unicorn" and "A Great Day For The Irish."

Academy Award-winning actress Patty Duke hosts this special, which offers a variety of vintage ballads and folk songs from a parade of Irish stars.

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