Bill, one of my colleagues, recently told me that for the whole month of March he plays Irish music on his iPod. He seemed startled when I responded that I would rather be locked up in a trunk full of electric eels than listen to it.
It may be due to my upbringing in [British-controlled] Northern Ireland, but I never developed a taste for either the “I’ll take you home again, Kathleen” maudlin melodies nor for the rousing “Come All Ye” kind of pub music.
But I am a true Irishman. To prove it, here’s a video featuring one of my favorite pieces of music – Mise Eire [I am Ireland] by Sean O’Riada. The [4’00”] video has some nice images of Ireland but also has some very cheesy dissolves and wipes. Just listen to the music. It will bring you to the heart and soul of Ireland.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day.