Tag Archives: Ireland

Shane Show

Yesterday I posted about the birthday of The Pogues’ bassist Cait O’Riordan. It’s likely that my YouTube searching for that video of Cait singing “Danny Boy” had YouTube suggesting this today: The Great Hunger-Life and Songs of Shane MacGowan. “This the extraordinary story of how a North London punk transformed himself into one of Ireland’s [...]

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Yeats and the Faeries Yeats and the Faeries

Continuing our focus on National Poetry Month, here’s an interesting presentation about the great Irish poet W.B. Yeats and his preoccupations with the occult and the folk mythology of Ireland. R F Foster is a renowned Yeats expert. He’s the author of Words Alone: Yeats and his Inheritances. In this video Foster touches upon Yeats’s [...]

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The Horrible History of Halloween

It’s been a lot of fun spending the last month blasting this blog with profane and pitiless posts in the spirit of the season, but now Halloween is finally here! But what is Halloween? Where does our modern merrymaking come from and can the roots of our own costume and trick-or-treating traditions be traced back [...]

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