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Thread #19332   Message #665437
Posted By: hobbitwoman
08-Mar-02 - 06:54 PM
Thread Name: Singalong songs for St. Patrick's Day
Subject: RE: Singalong songs for St. Patrick's Day
Genie wrote: About the time this thread was started, I even went into a Portland (Oregon) pub that had an Irish name on St. Patricks and found, to my chagrin, that the music they were serving up with their green beer was good old American ROCK music--nothing with either an Irish or an Irish-American flavor at all!

This is precisely why I've stopped going to our local St. Patrick's day dinner. Last year the entertainment was a woman and her son who speciality was Frank Sinatra numbers. The older members of the organization that sponsors the dinner want music they can dance to! The younger ones, my brother and his lot, have tried to introduce Irish music to the event, but it goes over like a lead balloon with the older ones (who all profess to be Irish!). I don't know, maybe we give them headaches with all our banging on the tables and singing at the top of our lungs.