Monday, March 17, 2014
St. Patrick's Day 2014
Happy St. Patrick's Day! Here's a tune I've posted elsewhere, Makem and Clancy's rousing rendition of "The Rocky Road to Dublin":
(I posted the High Kings' excellent version last year.)
For the day, Digby posts a U2 classic.
Meanwhile, Anne Laurie at Balloon Juice has posted an open thread (and there are some other posts for occasion).
My archives: 2013 (A children's version of the Táin Bó Cúailnge, plus the aforementioned tune), 2012 ("History of Ireland in 100 Excuses"), 2010 ("Four Green Fields" and "The Patriot Game," which I think pair well, and I've used a couple of times), 2009 ("Ar Eirinn Ni Neosainn Ce Hi," one of the prettiest songs I know) and 2007 ("The Wind That Shakes the Barley").
Finally, this has been making the rounds:
(Never let it be said that the Irish don't have a sense of humor about themselves.)
Feel free to link any favorite Irish songs, poems or what-not in the comments.