Michigan singer explores Beaver Island’s Irish roots on new album
With plaintive, lovely songs, Katie Else brings us the shared history between Ireland and Michigan's Beaver Island.
The song "When First I Went To Sea" is on Katie's new album called Songs from across the Lake and Sea. It's mainly traditional songs from Ireland and Scotland — and Michigan. This version was recorded at Michigan Radio's studios.
Else joined Stateside to talk about her new album, what drew her to Irish music, and the deep connections between Ireland and Beaver Island.
Listen to a few more of the tracks Else recorded while she was at Michigan Radio below.