Sunday, March 12, 2017

Festival of Irish Arts and Music Day 5

I also like the one that says, 'May you be in Heaven a half an hour before the devil knows you're dead.'

Cousins?
That's some pot of gold.
Here's some fun with Irish folklore, film, mirth, music and lively dance.

'Darby O'Gill and the Little People' includes a rundown of many well-known Irish superstitions from leprechauns to banshees, as well as a very young Sean Connery.

'The Secret of Roan Inish' is another film that also reveal lovely Irish landscapes as well as the legend of the silkies.

Numerous fantasy and faerie stories. These are old timey ones by 
W.B. Yeats. Read them first yourself before reading them aloud to children; some are rather creepy. 

Oh no, not a changling!
Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry
http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/yeats/fip/  

Here's more on the gift of gab (remember our Irish American presidents?

Tip O'Neill and Ronald Reagan
Reagan and Kennedy? They inherited the joke telling and the charm.)

Irish Quotations, Irish BlessingsIrish Proverbs and Irish Toasts

http://tacomaweekly.tripod.com/Irish-Quotations.html 

Here is live Irish music from a pub in County Clare--great fun even if you're just drinking O'Douhl's.

Traditional Irish Music - Brogan's Bar - Ennis, Ireland

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Z_TheGgFWI&list=HL1394432606

Irish dance has worldwide participants and audiences.

Irish dance

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_dance 

I don't know if this happens every day at the Dublin Airport, but how cool if it did. 

TAKE THE FLOOR Flashmob Dublin Airport 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ff_uLoEBEo 

Love the sentiment.

 

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