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Posts Tagged ‘Irish’

The .GIF Friday Post No. 476 – On the Jumbotron, Hot Shades, Fighting Irish & Snowdiver

Friday, 24 March 2017

[Found here, here and here. Oh, yeah, and here.]

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Friday, 17 March 2017

Apparently this phrase is now verboten, untersagt & unerlabt as dictated by the Amerikanisch-faschistisches Wort Polizeii:

Tá sé Lá Fhéile Pádraig! Póg mo thóin!

[Images found here, here and here. Related Archived posts here.]

Saturday Matinee – “Olymic Sailing,” The Olympics & The Jive Five

Saturday, 20 August 2016

Oh yes he does, you Manc poofter. He knows exactly what he’s talking about. “Olymic” indeed.

The Olympics sounded like every other group that performed a Leiber & Stoller song and then faded away to oblivion, but they didn’t.  Let’s do the HullyGully.

The Jive Five did a song called “Hully-Gully Callin’ Time” that was cool, but this was probably their biggest hit.

Her name was Suki, his name was Jack or Bob or something. Yeah, I love that stuff, even if it’s a crappy video with poor sound quality.

Have a great weekend, folks. See you tomorrow, same Bunk Time, same Bunk Channel.

Bíodh Lá Shona Naomh Pádraig, nó greim dom!

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Exactly Four Are Not Irish

The four in front are not Irish, but the back three are. Just sayin’.
I bet the Erins go Bleaugh within the hour.

On the other hand, this is pretty cool.

ballyroon-holed-stone

There are a few remaining holed stones in Ireland. There is one in Co. Antrim and in Co. Louth and lucky for me there’s one in my native Co. Cork! This is the Ballyroon standing stone which is situated in West Cork on the Sheep’s Head road. This imposing stone is 2.25 metres in height unfortunately it is not standing and is only propped up on a smaller stone. The most striking feature is the beautifully carved round hole which runs through the stone. According to a local historian

The hole in the stone  is narrow on  one side and wide on the other. The man had a bigger hand and he put his hand  through the wide side and the woman put her hand through the narrow side. They made their promises when they put their  hands through the stone.

[1st image found in here; 2nd image with description found here. Previous St. Patrick’s Day posts here.]

My favorite Irish song is Nell Flaherty’s Drake for various reasons. Here’s the tune:

Stay safe driving home tomorrow so you can still wake up on Wednesday and call in to work stupid.

Celtic Round Hounds

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Celtic_round_dogs grn

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]

Saturday Matinee – Erin Go Bleaugh! To Hell with the Mnathan Nighe!

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Clever cover of cover of Paul Anka’s “Lonely Boy” by Mnozil Brass [via].

Since Sunday (tomorrow) is Saint Patrick’s Day, we might as well get into the spirits.

We Have No Heads!! Jeff Donohoe (Tin Whistle/Slapped-Bass/Vocals) and Mike Grimes (Guitar/Vocals). Playing unplugged (except for the Bass). Drinkin and pukin at Jeff’s place in Albuquerque NM on Feb. 25 2009.

The Fenians were a great bar band at The Harp, and I’m glad they’ve made it to bigger venues.

Dropkick Murphys featuring Liza Graves of Civet.

What a classic to wrap up The Saturday Matinee.
Scare off the bean sídhe and have a great weekend folks.

Saturday Matinee – Tommy Makem & Liam Clancy, The Fenians, Gaelic Storm & The Pogues

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Tommy Makem & Liam Clancy singing “Mary Mack” at National Stadium, Dublin, February 1977.

The Fenians‘ “Token Whiskey Song.” We followed Terry Casey & Co. back when they were the house band at The Harp. Good peeps, all of ’em. (Their version of  “Rattlin’ Bog” is one of my favorites because they added some verses.)

Gaelic Storm‘s Patrick Murphy tells the tale leading up to the classic Irish traditional song “The Night I Punched Russell Crowe In The Head.”

What’s St. Patrick’s Day without a Pogues vid? Dare you to figure out what Shane McGowan is, um, singing.

That should keep you set for a bit while I dodge out for some Harp Lager and Mulligan Stew. Have a great St. Patrick’s Day, see you back here first thing Sunday.

[Related posts here, and don’t miss the story behind Nell Flaherty’s Drake.]

Saturday Matinee – Star Trek, Willys Jeep, The Cleverlys, Clogging, Earl Scruggs & The Chieftains

Saturday, 18 September 2010

German sci-fi advertisement [Found here].

How to breakdown and reassemble a Willy’s Jeep in under four minutes. [via]

The Cleverlys’ bluegrass version of “Walk Like An Egyptian.” [via]

After the Cleverly’s drummer’s action, it’s only proper to post a video of clogging, aka, Bluegrass Flamenco. Both bluegrass and clogging are closely related to Irish reels and dancing, so…

Here’s Earl Scruggs with the seminal Irish band The Cheiftains. Nice blend, that.

Have a great weekend, folks, y’all be back here tomorrow.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Nice version of Nell Flaherty’s Drake. Here’s Tommy Makem & the Clancy Brothers’ version.

[Related post with words here.]


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