Top o' the mornin' to ya! I'm taking a break from Easter programming to offer up a couple of Irish treats for you--being of Irish descent myself, I would be amiss not to recognize St. Patrick's Day. As I've stated previously, check out the Pop Culture Holiday Blog for a larger selection of St. Paddy's stuff.
In fact, this first clip is already there. I saved this for my blog quite awhile ago, but the PCHB beat me to it (they're quick over there). What the heck, I'll carry it anyway. It's the delightfully dry Droopy Dog (that's a lot of Ds) being mistaken for a leprechaun in the appropriately titled "Droopy Leprechaun."
From the silly to the sobering, here's a reminder that life in Ireland has been far from the fantasy of leprechauns and pots of gold. This is the trailer for the excellent film In The Name of the Father, starring Daniel Day-Lewis as an Irishmen wrongly imprisoned, along with his father, for an IRA-related bombing, based on a true story.
Finally, here is Diana Krall teaming up with the Chieftains for an amazing version of "Danny Boy." The video is made by a non-professional YouTuber and consists of the just the song and still photos of Krall, but the song itself is the real reason to tune in. For the title of Ireland's greatest band, I'll take the Chieftains over U2 any day.
I'll check in again on Monday (or perhaps Sunday, if time allows) for more Easter fun; until then, Erin Go Bragh!