Thursday, March 20, 2014

Being the feast-day of Saint Patrick ... well it was on Monday.

I make no apologies to any theo-christo-sceptic individuals who might be among us.
You don't need to be a person of faith to appreciate this glorious music ...

That's Rita Connolly, performing an ancient anthem otherwise known as 'St. Patrick's Breastplate'.
(Just skip the adverts if they appear on video!)

It's from the album by Shaun Davey entitled: 'The Pilgrim'.
There's some particularly good stuff on that.
Anyone interested in Irish/Celtic history, as portrayed in music, would be well advised to look at Shaun Davey's work.

The lyrics, translated for this from 'old Irish' by Kuno Meyer, are traditionally attributed to Saint Patrick, during his Irish ministry of the 5th Century.
Other authorities claim it was written later.
Shaun Davey, credited with the music, writes in the sleeve notes: "Anon. 8th Century."

"Is that folk music?" I hear people ask.
Does that matter?

A badge, (or badges,) might be awarded to any individual, (or collaboration,) who undertakes to perform this triumphant piece at the club.

Then we'll all be saved!

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