Daily Archives: March 17, 2015

There’s Never Been A Miracle Like The Airport Up In Knock

by | March 17, 2015

Considering that Ireland is a traditionally Catholic and traditionally very musical country, it’s surprising how little the Emerald Isle’s traditional Catholicism has impinged on its traditional music. Having a dollop of Irish ancestry myself, I’ve heard good old Irish songs about drinking, courting, stealing, fighting the English, fighting the neighbours, fighting between Catholics and Protestants,… Read more »

Saint Patrick’s Day

by | March 17, 2015

Today’s Google Doodle celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with an animated band of shamrocks fiddling and dancing. Time magazine tells us what many of us already know: The holiday, also known as the Feast of St. Patrick, commemorates a man considered a patron saint of Ireland and bringer of Christianity to the nation. However, did you… Read more »