Sunday, September 17, 2006

Celtic Musicians Left Reeling

There was a downside to finding the real Annie Moore. Some people in Texas learned that they'd memorialized the wrong Annie Moore.

The news left an Irish-culture group in Texas reeling. The Southwest Celtic Music Association dedicated a statue to their Annie Moore last March at the North Texas Irish Festival.

But that Annie Moore was actually born in Illinois, according to [Megan] Smolenyak's research.

"It's too bad we got it wrong," said Jim Miller, the festival's spokesman. "I don't know what we can do about it now. It's unfortunate." [Link]
The festival website now has a retraction and apology.

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