With only a few more hours remaining before the raising up of that first pint in celebration of another St. Patrick’s Day, I find myself soothing my own melancholic disposition with the usual measure of Irish music. And even though it’s been some forty plus years since I first heard Tommy Makem put his voice to “Four Green Fields,” I’m still in awe of a people that can extract mirth from misery, and create sweet song from the suffering and sorrow that has all too often been the consequence of Irish history. So in keeping with the spirit of the day and Erin’s fine musical tradition, we present a couple of our favorites from the archives of Parting Glass Media.
- (a reprise of Rebels at the Rock) – Why this particular video hasn’t gone viral is beyond my grasp of what the viewing public finds entertaining. But here in its entirety is a well-lubricated group of lads attempting to pay homage to that hero of Irish independence, James Connolly.
Glasses Raised…Spirits Lifted…Journeys Shared!