Experts Available to Speak on St. Patrick's Life, Celtic Music and Genealogy
March 12, 2009
By: John Davis
Media pitch for St. Patrick's Day, Irish music and researching family ties.
Believe it or not, there's more to St. Patrick's Day than green beer and bar specials.
From discussing Celtic music and legendary Irish creatures to searching Irish genealogy
and biographical information on St. Patrick, Texas Tech University experts can answer
your questions about the Emerald Isle. For more information, visit experts.ttu.edu.
John Howe, professor in the Department of History,
knows that the lore and legends surrounding one of Christianity's most recognizable
saints can make discovering the real St. Patrick difficult. He can separate the biographical
fact from embellished fiction. He can be reached at (806) 742-1004 ext. 233, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www2.tltc.ttu.edu/howe.John McGlone, professor of animal and food sciences in the College of Agricultural Sciences,
can speak about genealogy and his personal genealogical search for his Irish ancestors.
He can offer advice on conducting a search for ancestors in other countries. Also,
he can discuss Irish holidays and their histories, what it means to be Irish in America,
and some of the common stereotypes Irish people have to face. He is available until March 13 and can be reached at
(806) 742-2805ext.246 or email@example.com.Christopher Smith, associate professor of musicology and director of the Texas Tech Celtic ensemble
in the School of Music,
can discuss how Celtic music, a rich piece of Irish culture, is passed down through
many different generations as a form of oral history. He can be reached at (806) 742-2270 ext. 249 or firstname.lastname@example.org.