Saturday, March 17, 2007

St. Patrick, March 17

The Apostle of Ireland

Western Orthodoxy: Western Saints

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St. Patrick's Day
Saint Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin
St. Patrick's, New York

The housemates and I tried to celebrate St. Patrick's last year--not really successful since everywhere was crowded. We did end up going to a bar near Davis Square? Or was it Inman Square? Anyways, an Irish pub. The New Scot was also there.

It would not surprise me if Christendom still has some sort of communal celebration of the feast day--is there a competing event for the feast day of St. Joseph? Some of us grumbled against the fake Irish, and the whole Celtic atmosphere some were trying to establish at the college. (Hence those of Italian descent and others started the celebration of St. Joseph.)

While I may appreciate certain aspects of Irish and Celtic culture in general--the music, the dance, life in the villages... I don't think I would embrace it as much as Anglo-Latin culture. Of course, one could make the argument that Southern culture is a mixture of both.

KK will be out at Fiddler's Hearth tonight? The Lady Downstairs has expressed her desire not to celebrate the feast day in a pub. I will probably stay at home...

Topics in traditional Irish Music
Irish music: Fiona's place
Irish Music magazine
Ceolas celtic music archive
Irish Traditional Music Archive
Irish Music Archives
Irish and Celtic Music Podcast
Irish World Academy of Music and Dance
The history of Irish dance
Irish dances
Irish dancing
Irish dancing directory
Trinity Irish Dance Company
Irish Traditional Music Tune Index

The Chieftains
Everyone's favorite... Scythian...
Celtic Clan -- a Boston band

Irish Music Bars
Glor Irish Music Center
Coleman Irish Music Centre
Irish Music Center, Boston College

For the New Scot: the Amazing Music of Cape Breton
Cape Breton Dancing
Cape Breton Music Online
Cape Breton Live Radio
Ceilidh Trail School of Celtic Music
Cape Breton Step-Dancing

More about Cape Breton. Tourist site. Museum and heritage resources.

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