Tag: Irish music

I’d rather be … Irish!

ST. PATRICK’S DAY IN ADELAIDE What is it about the universal appeal of the Irish and St Patrick’s Day, 17th March, in particular? Is it because, despite a world wide diaspora, Ireland never acquired the baggage of 19th century colonial conquest, its inhabitants rather being transported or displaced as involuntary colonists? Or is it the

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Four cultures in one day

From Greece to Ireland via America and back to Australia We started the day with the curious and strangely moving Greek “Blessing of the Water” ceremony at Glenelg. More of that later. A drive in the hills took us to the Three Brothers Hotel in Macclesfield, a pub that under previous management, had the unusual

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