Stories about the Irish and their unique approach to life are legendary. The Irish brogue, with its soft drawl, has seduced many a maiden where other men have failed and every good ethnic joke includes an Irishman in whichever trio is mentioned. Like this one: an Englishman, Irishman and an American walked into a bar. The Barman said “sorry, I don’t serve jokes, only drinks”. (ha ha).
When we were growing up, it was a foregone conclusion if a boy asked you if you had heard the joke about “Paddy and Mick”, it was not going to be a joke you could repeat to your mother.
The songs of the Irish are as sweet and soulful as you could ever imagine. While Danny boy is not truly Irish, it is generally considered to be so. Who cannot respond to these plaintive words?
Oh Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling
From glen to glen, and down the mountain side
The summer’s gone, and all the flowers are dying
’tis you, ’tis you must go and I must bide.
Or not kissed a complete stranger at midnight, after a rousing rendition of [Read more…] about The Orange and The Green – Happy St Patrick’s Day!