Kiss Me, I'm Irish - And Extra-Proud of It Today! :D

Saturday, May 23, 2015


This Irish-American lass's sapphic heart is very, very proud today. :')


Way to go, Ireland!!!

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A few Irish songs, in celebration of today's happy news. First up, Van the Man & the Chieftains, with the title song of their 1988 collaboration, "Irish Heartbeat":


Here's a beautiful version of the same song that Van recorded with the great Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits fame for his stellar new album, Duets: Reworking the Catalogue:


And here's my favorite song on the album, the haunting "Streets of Arklow," with Simply Red's Mick Hucknall:


You can find the equally mesmerizing original version on 1974's intensely personal - and very Celtic - Veedon Fleece, my favorite Van Morrison album:


And last but not least, Mundy's wonderful cover of Steve Earle's "Galway Girl," with assistance from Sharon Shannon:


6 comments:

Rhiannon on May 24, 2015 at 2:26 AM said...

What else can be said other than a great big Facebook-esque 'Like'? :o)

Rhi x

Halle on May 24, 2015 at 8:17 AM said...

A new generation has spoken. Truly a heritage to feel proud of today.
xox D

Cassidy on May 24, 2015 at 2:52 PM said...

Amen, ladies! :D

Alice Broule on May 24, 2015 at 5:27 PM said...

It's a great day to be Irish.
Congratulations, and please note it was a decided majority of the people who said "YES".
A significant advance for the Institution of Marriage and Equality for all.
The rest of the world should take notice.

Cassidy on May 25, 2015 at 7:46 PM said...

Could not agree more, Alice.

== Cass

Diana Nicole B on June 16, 2015 at 1:18 AM said...

hi cassy you are soooo correct esspecially since i am of irish - german heritage i to am very proud of the irish . they are amongst the most educated people on the face of the earth ammazing with all the repression over the cenuries. and haveing a large catholic population makes ths vote even more importiant.
you propably thought i fell off the earth these last few months but i have had a lot of catching up in thes last few months since my dad passed on at xmas. both with my work as well as the legale paper work since his passsing. i spent a month with 3 trips back and forth to the motor vec. just to sgtraighten out his portion of our car toys. ect.
you look soooo happy in the photos these days.
hugs diana

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