Happy St. Patricks Day
The first one doesn't have film but its brilliant - its the Chieftains and the Stones -On the Rocky Road to Dublin - I think the Chieftains outplayed the Stones in the end...its great
Don't know why the woolie jumpers were all the go - must be a bit chilly...its a "look" that doesn't interfere with the singing
And this is amazing - all these people playing live music just for the love of it - thats something else.
My eldest Melissa and her Husband are in the Rocks area of Sydney today and would be right in the heart of the Australian celebrations - Having descended from Flanagans, Butlers, McGoldricks and the like - this day is for me a sort of triumph of survival - no matter what was thrown at the Irish throughout over 800 - yes 800 years of occupation - wherever they went the spirit grew in them and now millions of people celebrate, worldwide (many with no Irish ancestry)the survival of that culture, and its music and of the Celtic way which is in so many of us - Ah must be time for a little drinkee by now -
Actually I think the whole world has Irish Ancestry - they were always thorough and successful in following the Pope's orders to get out there and procreate - by God