St. Patrick’s Day blessings opun ya.
Me own wee laddie bids you a fine day (just don’t tell him I put this picture up).
While I am predominantly French, my great-grandmother was Irish and I suspect, the origin of my green eyes and fiery temper. Mr D. and I’s favorite movie is The Quiet Man, with John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara. If you have never seen it or haven’t seen it in a while, I invite you to treat yourself this year for St. Paddy’s Day.
Among other Irish contributions like Guiness and Yeats, there is music….of course. Here are some favorites:
Celtic New Year, Van “The Man” Morrison
Love Hurts, Elvis Costello (with Emmylou Harris)
Bullfrog Blues, Rory Gallagher
The Irish Rover, The Pogues & The Dubliners
The Green & Red of Mayo, The Sawdoctors
Perhaps my favorite song about an Irish subject, is from the wonderful (yet under-utilized) Jonny Lang and Irish Angel.
This is one of the most beautiful songs I’ve ever heard and Jonny’s passion and emotion is palpable. The way it’s supposed to be….
Lastly, the day would be incomplete without a little Johnny Boy. Luckily, he just happens to have a song to fit the bill:
St. Patrick’s Day, John Mayer