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3 March 2021 – part 2

Stretching. Gym in the Apartment. NK Body Philosophy.
Rest in power, Bunny Wailer.
Wo Yao Ni De Ai (I Want Your Love – I Want You To Be My Baby) – Jasmine Chen
걸음걸이 My Walk – Jessi (feat. YEAR OF THE OX)
Move Over – Janis Joplin
Before Easter – Tracy Chapman
Blackheart Man – Bunny Wailer
Rasta Man – Bunny Wailer
The Oppressed Song – Bunny Wailer
As I Roved Out – Planxty
Flower Of Fiddlers Green – Tommy Sands-
Hedigan’s Fancy – The Chieftains-
The Green Fields of France – Dropkick Murphys –
Fogsail An Dorus / Nighean Bhuaidh’ Ruadh – Karen Matheson with Capercaillie –
Avondale – Anne Byrne
North & South Of The River – Christy Moore feat. Bono & The Edge
The Fields of Athenry – James Galway


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2 March 2021 – part 2

Walking. Germantown.
Speic Seoigheach – The Chieftains
Crowley’s/Jackson’s -Eileen Ivers
There Were Roses – Tommy Sands
What’s Left Of The Flag – Flogging Molly
Love You ‘Till the End – The Pogues
Glen Of Aherlow – Paddy McGuigan
Planxty Irwin / Southwind – The Boys Of County Bucks
The Teelin March, Father O’Flynn – Boys Of The Lough
On Grafton Street – Frances Black
James Connolly – Johnny McEvoy
Caide Sin Don Té Sin? – Clannad
The Lark In The Morning – Eoghan Garvey & Dermot O’Hanlon
Poison Words – Mary Black
Bean Phaidin – Celtic Woman

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1 March 2021 – part 2

Walking. Germantown.
When The Boys Come Rolling Home – Tommy Sands
Siuil a Run – Celtic Woman
Voyage – Christy Moore
Bunch of Keys – Eileen Ivers
The Wild Colonial Boy – Johnny McEvoy
An Feochán – Altan
Vinegar Hill – Black 47
Down By The Glenside – Cherish The Ladies
Emerald – Thin Lizzy
Boland’s Death – Michael Collins
Queen Anne’s Revenge – Flogging Molly
The Rebel – The Dubliners
Home – Sean Keane
Long Journey Home – Elvis Costello with Anuna
Dr. Gilbert / Devils Of Dublin / Black Pat’s – Lúnasa
Red Is The Rose – The Boys Of County Bucks

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Solidarity in Dublin

Our quest to hear traditional music took us to several stops. The first evening we heard but two songs. The second, in Belfast, we heard a duo. They covered a number of songs by Christy Moore. They covered Dylan. They played well. We enjoyed the music. But it did not fit the bill of traditional.

On our final evening in Dublin, our final evening in Ireland, Tricia and I ventured to the Cobblestone with Joel and Roja. We talked. We consumed Guinness. We laughed. After a while, we said farewell as Roja and Joel left for a family dinner.

Tricia and I had another round as we waited. And the music began. Traditional. Soft. Sweet. Wondrous. We listened for an hour or so before we decided that the time had come for us to return to our hotel. I made a trip to the men’s room before we did so. On my way back, I looked above our seats. There I saw, present all the time but unnoticed until that moment, an expression of solidarity:

See you along the Trail.

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Remembered again, for the first time

The lilt of uilleann pipes
fills my soul
while memories of
green fields never seen,
gentle rains never felt,
and cobblestone streets never walked,
haunt my heart.

27 June 2011
Shire on the Hudson

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Shire renovations continue on day 4


Yet another day of meeting the goals – ate well; 33 minutes on the treadmill; 10,355 steps. The humidity broke today – still hot but much more bearable – so I walked to the gym.

The day also brought a renewal of the renovation project on the Shire. A ceiling was painted and the walls spackled. Hopefully I will be able to move in the morning.

At one point, I had planned to go to Dublin, OH for the Dublin Irish Festival. For a variety of reasons – including a desire to get moving on the renovations, I chose to stay at the Shire.

So instead of watching a movie or putting a movie on while working, I went with my Irish play list on my iPod. It ranges from Enya to the Pogues; the Clancy Brothers to the Dropkick Murphys; Kila to Eileen Ivers. And a whole lot more. The festival lasts all weekend so I will continue to listen. There are about 850 songs left. It should abide.

See you on the Trail.

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