Upcoming Events from KBMF and Friends

KBMF PRESENTS Devin Champlin – July 16th 7pm – Carpenters Union Hall Singer-songwriter Devin Champlin brings his playful and insightful songs to the Carpenters Union Hall to share an evening of folk music. Donations, BYOB   Anna Tivel and Band…

The Harp Without the Crown – Lindsay Crawford

LISTEN HERE ” We do not care if a majority of the people are Protestant or Catholic….they should be free to choose their own form of government.” Quotation from(Robert) Lindsay Crawford in an address to a sold out Butte audience…

The Harp Without the Crown – The Easter Rising

LISTEN HERE “IRISHMEN AND IRISHWOMEN: In the name of God and the dead generations from which she receives her old tradition of nationhood, Ireland, through us, summons her children to her flag and strikes for her freedom.” Quote taken from…

The Harp Without the Crown – John J. O’Kelly

LISTEN HERE The Irish World, was a widely read newspaper published and edited in New York by Irish American Patrick Ford. The newspaper reported about social and political events in Ireland for people living outside of that country, and noted…

The Harp Without the Crown – Liam Mellows

LISTEN HERE “I’ve been told that Butte is the most cordial city in the Northwest, but I believe that is a paltry description….I should say that it extends as warm a welcome to a stranger within its gates as any…

The Harp Without the Crown – Linda Kearns

LISTEN HERE “I think it is the most wonderful country one could ever see.” Quotation from Linda Kearns, Irish social activist, politician, and Irish Rebublican Army Nurse during the 1916 Dublin Easter Rising, upon her arrival in Butte February 17,…

The Harp Without the Crown – James Connolly

LISTEN HERE “Socialists did not promise to free the working people, they only wanted to tell the people how to free themselves.” Quotation from James Connolly in his address made at the Butte Auditorium on April 7,1910. Hello, this is…