It’s my favorite day of the year!!!! Happy St. Paddy’s everyone!
I live-blogged (that’s a thing right?) throughout the day. Below you’ll find a compilation of random #StPatricksDay facts, videos, infographics, and of course, TUNES, because necessary!
I’ll leave you for the evening with this. I’ve got some imbibing to do:
Sláinte is the basic form in Irish Gaelic. Variations of this toast include sláinte mhaith “good health” in Irish (mhaith being the lenited form of maith “good”). The basic Scottish Gaelic equivalent is slàinte (mhath) (same meaning) to which the normal response is do dheagh shlàinte “your good health”.
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The Dubliners – Molly Malone
I made this infographic for work; I’ll share it here as well. Just some #trivia !
PADDY NOT PATTY! St. Patrick’s Day PSA in Irish / Gaeilge / Gaelic
A few Irish blessings for the start of your afternoon 🙂
And what would food be without drink to go with it!?
I’m hangry! Let’s talk about Irish FOOD!!!
Playlist time (all available on Spotify)!
- Ni Na La – Solas
- David’s Jig – Natalie MacMaster
- Branholm/Trip to Herve’s – Flook
- The Hillsbrook Reels (Spike Island Lassies/Skyedance/Merry Harrier’s Reel/Lady Gordon’s) – Michael McGoldrick
- Belle Of Belfast City – The Irish Rovers
- Biodh an Deoch Seo ‘n Laimh Mo Ruin – Julie Fowlis
- The Foggy Dew – The Chieftains
- Gillies – Wolfstone
- ‘Stor, A Stor, A Ghra – Altan
- The Fairy Reel / The Old Torn Petticoat / Our House at Home – Danu
- My Love Is In America – Martin Hayes
Traditional Irish dance — soft shoe (first video), hard & soft shoe (second video).
IRISH DANCE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, BOSTON 2013
Fantastic footwork: 15-year-old wins World Irish Dancing Championship (2013)
Some history for you 🙂
Solas : Newry Highwayman – Reunion 2006
Looking for music to play this St. Paddy’s? Start with Solas on Spotify (click the picture); create an artist radio station — it’s sure to have all of the reels, jigs, and ballads you could ever need.