Hi, no I did not get your reponse, but here is some of what I have found out. There is one book, written in the Irish language and translated into English in 1902(it really is like looking for a needle in a haystack)called HISTORY OF IRELAND ,written in 1634, by Geoffrey
Keating, and on page 179 it says that" navigators of the race of Cham, who came fron Africa, they came fleeing to the islands to the west of Europe and to make a settlement for themselves."
It seems like the stories of the Black Irish might have come from this group of people. I have also read that the elders of Lesotho have always talked about a connection between the two places. It seems like there is one. The music is very similar, but I know nothing about Lesotho language, culture or art. I must go there and find out more.
I will say this. The African-American people I have talked about this and help me figure this out are some of the nicest,kindest and most patient people I have ever had the privledge of knowing.
And I am grateful for that.