Whoever came up with this idea is brilliant. Once we find out we’ll give full credit.
[All three found here.]
[Update: Original video here.]
Séamus Conolly & Séamus Begley.
Pink Floyd sucks at the blues, and there’s proof. Even I can play harp better than that, but Séamus The Dog makes it all worthwhile. But here’s the part that’s bizarre. (According to Wikipedia “Séamus the dog“ does not exist. Paging Mr. Schrödinger…)
Those should have been posted last weekend for St. Patrick’s Day, but they weren’t. Gotta go with something somewhat unrelated.
There you go. The Spinners‘ “It’s a Shame,” and that’s how we’re going to wrap up this edition of The Saturday Matinee. Have a great Séam-free weekend, folks, see you back here tomorrow.
Many Irish myths and legends include mentions of hounds. The most famous involves the Celtic hero Cuchulainn (The Hound of Ulster) or (The Hound of Culann) who stroked a blacksmith’s Celtic hound with his bare hands. When Culann, the blacksmith asked who would now guard his shop the young Cuchulainn offered to take the dog’s place thus gaining himself the title of ‘The hound of Culann’. The offer was turned down and Cuchulainn went on to become one of the greatest warrior legends of that era, but the nickname stuck. Other famous Irish hounds were Bran and Seolan who belonged to the warrior, Fionn mac Cumhaill. The mother of Bran and Sceolan was Tuiren, and was Fionn Mac Cumhaill’s aunt, transformed into a hound by a fairy or Sidhe. [via]