Continental Drift for March 26, 2012 — Ireland

As the old saying goes, “Better late than never,” am I right? This week, we sailed over to Ireland for a long-awaited belated St. Patrick’s Day visit, and what a ride it was! Music dating from the 19th century lights up the airwaves, all the way to today with such Irish artists as Van Morrison and Snow Patrol, to name a couple. Get your fill of Irish music and culture, as well as the Fifteen-Minute-Fun-Fact ! ™ as always.

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01) “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling” — John McCormack
02) “Sidhe Beag agus Sidhe Mor” — Aryeh Frankfurter
03) “Woman of Ireland” — Celtic Harp Soundscapes
04) “One Two Three” — Packie Dolan and The Melody Boys
05) “Dr. O’Neill’s Jig” — O’Malley’s Folk Music Players
06) “By the Lakes of Killarney” — John McCormack
07) “The Jackets Green” — John Sheridan
08) “My Gray Haired Irish Mother” — John McGettigan and his Irish Minstrels
09) “An Alarc’H” — Celtic Harp Soundscapes
10) “Colonel Frasier / The Gravel Walk” — O’Malley’s Folk Music Players
11) “Casadh An Tsugain (Twisting of the Rope)” — The Chieftains
12) “The Blackbird (set dance)” — Edward Cronin
13) “Salve Rex Gloriae” — Anuna
14) “The Monaghan Jig” — Patsy Touhey
15) “Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 in F sharp minor, Op. 1: II. Andante” — Barry Douglas
16) “August” — Anuna
17) “Good Looking Woman” — Joe Dolan
18) “Is Anybody Going to San Antone” — Gary Street
19) “Down Memory Lane” — Isla Grant, Daniel O’Donnell
20) “Moondance” — Van Morrison
21) “The Rocker” — Thin Lizzy
22) “Zombie” — The Cranberries
23) “The Blower’s Daughter” — Damien Rice
24) “Shut Your Eyes” — Snow Patrol
25) “Save the Last Dance for Me” — The Miami Showband