Top 'o the Mornin' to ya! Happy St. Patrick's Day! Erin Go Bragh! This celebration started as a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick, the foremost patron saint of Ireland.
Somewhere along the way, it became a day of wearing green, pinching friends and co-workers and lots of corned beef sandwiches...
St. Patrick's Day is Tuesday and for 24 hours, everyone is Irish. To fully celebrate your 24 hours of being Irish, why not enjoy a great, traditional Irish potato dish called Colcannon? If you like mashed potatoes, your more than on your way to being a fan of Colcannon.
Colcannon is one of the most popular dishes at MacFarlane's Celtic Pub and it's got quite a history in Irish culture. It's true I
I do love St. Patrick's Day and this year, I got to sit in with an excellent Celtic band called Farouche.
Here is 60 seconds of us doing a song they had just taught me. It's called 'The Drowsy Pitchfork.' I have no idea what that means, but doesn't Mike Barney play a mean set of pipes?
When you work with Gary Shannon you quickly realize that his name should be Gary O'Shannon. You also realize that his favorite hang out is the pub and that you will never get him to work on St. Patrick's Day. He can't find his way to work but can somehow find his way back to the pub. So what is the secret?
St. Patrick's Day is coming up on the 17th, and before you turn Irish for a day, I thought I'd give you a bit of background on St. Patrick's Day PLUS, as an added bonus, teach you a few Irish as well.
Let's get started with a few facts about himself (an Irish phrase)
It was a great St. Patrick's Day weekend. I really enjoyed it a lot especially since I got to sit in with an amazing Celtic band called Farouche ( it means "wild").
Farouche let me sit in on several numbers and we did a rather shaky video of a song called "Rambling Pitchfork."
Meet the band, and hear/see the video.
Here is a great source of interesting information about all things Irish. Find histories of names, crests and coats of arms, flags and jewelry, and knick-knacks. You can use the tools to research your family tree or to plan your next vacation to the Emerald Isle...