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    Songs for St Patrick's Day

    I bind to myself today
    The power of Heaven,
    The light of the sun,
    The brightness of the moon,
    The splendor of fire,
    The flashing of lightning,
    The swiftness of wind,
    The depth of sea,
    The stability of earth,
    The compactness of rocks.

    - St. Patrick


    Where I am, the St. Patrick's festivities begin the first weekend of March, climaxing, of course, on St. Patrick's Day, March 17.

    In North America, in the places where it's still too cold in mid-February to really do Fat Tuesday, St. Patrick's has become the main welcoming of Spring, and celebration of the Irish culture. There, everyone celebrates St. Patrick's, whether they're ethnically Irish or not, whether they're Catholic or not, whether they're even Christian or not (Locally, the Hindus bring a little Holi into the St. Patrick's celebrations).

    How this happened... North America has a strong Irish heritage, of course. But also, green is the color people there generally associate with Spring. And who doesn't want to celebrate the end of Winter and Nature's renewal?

    So, some songs. Feel free to add...

    Riverdance - Reel Around The Sun
    http://youtu.be/YFvDl_JU0NU

    Riverdance - Firedance
    http://youtu.be/j8tDX320JYg

    Enya - The Celts
    http://youtu.be/rGwUpsyDJTk

    Enya - Triad
    http://youtu.be/RveOq9SOwI8

    Sinead O'Connor - Molly Malone
    http://youtu.be/3ouqhCtIh2g

    Sinead O'Connor - Danny Boy
    http://youtu.be/kSjvLG7IJAI

    The Pogues - Dirty Old Town
    http://youtu.be/llD8M9BfHPg

    The Dubliners & The Pogues - The Irish Rover
    http://youtu.be/En1r2GLEhSU

    The Dubliners - Whiskey in the Jar
    http://youtu.be/lIlDymYg1WM

    The Dubliners - The Fields of Athenry
    http://youtu.be/YtQ6a8gA7qk

    Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem - Finnegan's Wake
    http://youtu.be/EfJuGiDsoVA

    Shilelagh Law - When New York Was Irish
    http://youtu.be/11csir1DfPI

    Flogging Molly - The Worst Day Since Yesterday

    http://youtu.be/8YYfn32yRlM

    The Corrs & The Chieftains - Toss the Feathers
    http://youtu.be/Vtp4adNTP0Y

    The Corrs & The Chieftains - Lough Erin Shore
    http://youtu.be/ko9nRrE31bI

    And, here's Chicago's multi-award winning Trinity Irish Dancers
    http://youtu.be/Xg7DrKirq6Q

    Gan Ainm Irish Dancers performing The Fairy Reel
    http://youtu.be/pVFtvGf_4q0


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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8HDMvuK-98 - The St Patrick's Day ceili dance (one of my fave ceilis!)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEhJG3EB_ko - Solas with Irish dancers (one of my all-tme favourite videos. Those dancers go to my school. <3)


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    They're very good.

    Some of the local celebrations (since I mntioned we start with the first weekend in March)...

    It starts with the North Texas Irish Festival at Fair Park...

    http://www.youplusdallas.com/stories...irish-festival

    On the Saturday before St. Patrick's, the action shifts to Greenville Avenue and the connected Mockingbird Station, Lakewood, Knox-Henderson, and nearby McKinney Avenue for a parade and block party that goes on into the next morning, with more celebrations on St. Patrick's Day (though, this year, it will fall on that Saturday). The beer trucks have police escorts.

    A couple of years back, local girl Erykah Badu made a controvsial music video during this that outraged the rest of the country. The locals didn't bat an eye, because a little public nudity on that weekend isn't exactly shocking.

    Excessive? Who, us?

    People getting there, that morning...

    http://youtu.be/gUHyXxC1xB0
    http://youtu.be/RdNTG9DAXbA

    And, the festivities...

    http://youtu.be/Dw5x-jBzLDA
    http://youtu.be/voNCqMwvLnM (Warning, strong language)
    http://youtu.be/das62XiYWpg (Warning, more strong language)
    http://youtu.be/deT9u_9GgM0
    http://youtu.be/ML63T7dCGd4
    http://youtu.be/uV1bPLeW5wQ
    http://youtu.be/pMrizz6dnrk
    http://youtu.be/ULpQqMynkk4
    http://youtu.be/XshuAByjwNI
    http://youtu.be/qjOFGkI9Fq8
    http://youtu.be/pjq6xlAz2Ec
    http://youtu.be/j4dEh1lXVKk
    http://youtu.be/kSCvaYvBTww

    People are really happy to see the end of Winter around here.
    Last edited by perceval23; March 2nd, 2012 at 09:26 PM.

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    Great idea for a thread! Here are some of my favorites that I have found on Youtube:

    Song of Oisin by Anúna

    One of my favorite Anúna songs.

    Metallica Whiskey in the Jar
    http://youtu.be/FLsMvGCFtOU
    I am not a metal type person at all, but I love this version!

    Riverdance: The Countess Cathleen
    http://youtu.be/nvtbxnB-RN4


    I'll post more as I think of them!
    Last edited by HerbGurl; March 14th, 2012 at 09:50 AM.
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