Mar 1, 2011

Bill Rossiter to Pay Tribute to the Irish Through Song and Dance

Musician and storyteller Bill Rossiter will present two performances of his Irish song and story, “No Irish Need Apply” at Flathead Valley Community College March 10.  Sponsored by Humanities Montana, Rossiter’s performance will reflect the initial wall of hostility faced by the Irish who fled to America to escape the potato famine of the 1840s followed by the acceptance of the Irish as part of mainstream America.

Rossiter taught literature and folklore for 25 years at Flathead Valley Community College and at The University of Montana.  He currently rambles around the Northwest, singing songs of the railroad, heroes and outlaws, Irish immigration, Civil War, the frontier, cowboys and sodbusters, mines and miners, the Great Depression and other eras of American history.

Free and open to the public, the first performance will take place at noon in the Board Room inside Blake Hall, and the second performance will take place at 6 p.m. in room 144 inside the Arts and Technology Building on the FVCC campus.

For more information, contact the FVCC multicultural Affairs Office at 756-3945, or email