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Sunday, March 17, 2024

St. Patrick's Day 2024

Happy St. Patrick's Day! I've featured "The Parting Glass" before. It's a Scottish song, but is popular in Ireland and as a closing number for Irish traditional music groups. It's also used for the ending of the 1998 Irish film Waking Ned (or Waking Ned Devine in North America), which I watched this weekend and is a funny, charming movie.

I probably first heard the Clancy Brothers' version. This rendition by Liam Clancy and Tommy Makem version is subdued and lovely:

The High Kings' version starts out pretty, with a big finish:

Celtic Woman likewise uses the song for a rousing finale:

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