Sunday, March 17, 2019

Happy St. Paddy's

I don't know, maybe some of the Very Irish Heritage would dislike this and find it stereotypical, but then: I dislike all the green-beer and snarling-leprechauns stuff that this day seems to bring out in the US, but here's Leroy Anderson (American "pop classics" composer, probably best known for "Sleigh Ride," but also for that thing about the typewriter) and his take on "Irish tradition"

And I will say, it has some nice photos in it.

And a similar take on "Irishness" and Irish music, from (I guess) Richard Hayman, though in some ways it sounds fairly similar to the Anderson:

1 comment:

Roger Owen Green said...

Is it OK that I didn't get to listen to this until March 22? (Don't tell anyone...)