OH 1691

For the DFW Metroplex Immigrants Oral History Project. Northern Ireland-born immigrant to Dallas, Texas. Childhood and education in Moygashel, Northern Ireland; career with a local clothing manufacturer; service in British Army and experiences with violence between Protestants and Catholics; love of bagpipes; leadership of various pipe bands; travels with British Army pipe band, including trip to Washington, D.C., and introduction to the future Mrs. Shannon; long-distance relationship; decision to immigrate and marry; first impressions of U.S., of Texas, and of Dallas; leadership of the North Texas Caledonian Pipes and Drums band; process of becoming a U.S. citizen; comparison and contrast of life in the U.S. and Northern Ireland; travels with the North Texas Caledonian Pipes and Drums band.

About this Oral History

Physical Description 74 pp.
Terms of Use Open
Interviewer(s) David Park
Date of Interview December 7, 2009

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