Upcoming Events from KBMF and Friends

Citizen Journalism Workshop – Grow Your Radio Ears Sunday April 28th at 3pm in the Carpenters Union Hall Narrative audio storytelling mixes art, journalism, and documentary. This workshop will introduce you to the basic building blocks of nonfiction audio storytelling…

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…