Happy St. Patrick’s Day Saturday Matinee- PSA, Yola Singer, Dervish & The Pogues

St. Patrick’s Day

Try not to puke in front of children.


Map and Yola song found here. Northern Ireland hadn’t been invented yet.

Dervish is awesome.

What’s St. Patrick’s Day without a tribute to the Pogues? Contrary to popular belief, frontman  Shane MacGowan is not dead.

I jumped the 3rd vid to one of my favorites, Young Ned Of The Hill  [full concert starts here]. It’s a traditional Irish song about one Éamonn an Chnoic. Legend says he became an outlaw after shooting a tax collector dead during a quarrel over the confiscation of a poor woman’s cow.

Have a great weekend, folks. See you back here soon.

[Related posts here.]


Saturday Matinee – The Pogues, Ron Kavana & Rex McGhee

Every true Irishman knows that Saint Patrick’s Day doesn’t start at midnight. It begins at sunrise and ends at sunrise if you’re doing it right. My ancestry is Scots-Irish, which means I can drink without having to wear a kilt to play golf, and I don’t have to go to Confession afterwards.

One of The Pogues‘ classics.

Here’s another Pogues’ classic song, “Young Ned Of The Hill,” as performed by the original songwriter Ron Kavana (who didn’t write it).

This my favorite Irish Rebel Song:

Nell Flaherty’s Drake is a nice tune, but the original Broadside was pure sarcasm.

Have a great weekend, folks, and if we’re not back up on Sunday it’s due to an ongoing malware battle with a faux svchost.exe daemon.


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

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

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.]

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!


Since we can’t post SeeqPod music on WordPress yet, I dropped a small load on Amy Oops.  Meanwhile, here’s a fightin’ song: The Pogues’ “Young Ned of the Hill.”

[Image from here.]

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