Monday, March 17, 2008


Everybody’s Irish on St. Paddy’s Day, but as someone whose great-grandfather really was Irish (from Co. Wicklow) I feel duty-bound to stray from my usual blogging about vintage rock and roll, and post some songs from and about dear old Ireland.

So, today's the day. Go have yourself a green beer or two, or... link arms with your pals and sing some teary-eyed sentimental songs, laugh it up, kiss total strangers. Remember, you're Irish!!

I believe this is Mary Black singing; a beautiful voice to be sure, but I also have to include a short audio clip of the same song by Dick Gaughan. His voice is beautiful, too! I hope someone posts his cover of this as well. I know you will enjoy the images in the video, and for the lyrics, click where it says "About this video."

Song for Ireland

Dick Gaughan clip, only about 30 seconds but you just have to check out this guy's voice!!

One of my fave songs by the Irish band, U2

Angel of Harlem

Have fun, you can always call in sick tomorrow!


Quiet Paths said...

I have always loved that Mary Black song. What a great YouTube. Thanks for sharing it.

Deborah Godin said...

I've just discovered her through writing this post, great stuff indeed!