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Ukrainian-American musician Peter Ostroushko loved Irish fiddle music and had a long-standing relationship with the Irish music community of the Twin Cities. Friend Dáithí Sproule did this oral history interview with Peter in January 2019.
Special Collection: Doherty Family Recordings
Fifty-two archival tracks of traditional music recorded in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1958! St. Paul musician Marge Sontag (née Doherty) and other members of the Doherty Family made these recordings at the home of Tony and Margaret Doherty on Selby Avenue. They feature the family patriarch Tony Doherty (1896–1972) on fiddle, daughter Marge on piano and accordion, daughter Mary on piano and daughter Joan on piano. A fascinating blend of Irish-American and Scandinavian tunes that the Dohertys brought to St. Paul from Cedar Lake Township south of the Twin Cities.