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Thread #19332   Message #665824
Posted By: leprechaun
09-Mar-02 - 02:30 PM
Thread Name: Singalong songs for St. Patrick's Day
Subject: RE: Singalong songs for St. Patrick's Day
Me brother and I now get our fix of Irish music at the Knight's of Columbus every St. Patrick's Day. It took us years to find it, and several times we sat fuming after the parade, drinking poxy green beer, listening to Jazz, and wandering around looking for music to honor the day.

I consider Too Ra Loo Ra Loo Ra, Irish Eyes, MacNamara's Band and Danny Boy part of my heritage. "Real" Irish music purists, of course, consider those types of songs contaminated because they're from the wrong side of the pond. I, however, hold those songs in deep reverence, because my earliest memory is of both of my parents singing them. Those memories are what makes St. Patrick's Day a holy day for me. Thus a silly song like Mrs. Murphy's Chowder is evocative, and Mother Machree, especially on March 17th, can positively make us blubber. And drinking whiskey is a sacrament in honor of my father.

Thanks for the link, Genie, I remember that thread. It turned me on to some songs I hadn't heard.