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Mar 17, 2010

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a Triad of super Poems

Let's celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a short collection of poems (not recipes!) and all of our good wishes for the Next Year. We do so with a very small celebration for St Patrick's Day on March 17th. We bring you three poems that are typically Irish - they deal with Harps, Shamrocks and St. Patrick's Birthday! Then we head off to the pub for some of the black stuff!

Full Show-notes, with all credits, can be found on our main Website at http://celticmythpodshow.com/patrick

Running Order:

  • Intro 0:40
  • The Legend of Ireland's Magic Harp by Author Unknown 01:52
  • The Four-Leaved Shamrock by Samuel Lover 3:42
  • St Patrick's Birthday by Samuel Lover  5:58
  • Out-takes 1:06:08

We hope you enjoy it!

Gary & Ruthie x x x

Released: 17th March 2010, 10m

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The Legend of Ireland's Magic Harp

This beautiful and magical poem, sadly of author unknown, makes a lovely start to our show. The original can be found on Old Irish Poems and Dizzy Boy. We did find a reference on liceogilvaniu.it that attributes it to (Carlo Calzolari, 3^B internaz.) - but we're not sure what that means. 

 

The Four-Leaved Shamrock

by Samuel Lover

Samuel Lover (February 24, 1797 Dublin – July 6, 1868) was an Irish songwriter, novelist, as well as a painter of portraits, chiefly miniatures. He was the grandfather of Victor Herbert. Samuel was born at number 60 Grafton Street and went to school at Samuel Whyte's at 79 Grafton Street, now home to Bewley's cafe. By 1830 he was secretary of the Royal Hibernian Academy and lived at number 9 D'Olier Street.

Lover produced a number of Irish songs, of which several — including The Angel's Whisper, Molly Bawn, and The Four-leaved Shamrock — attained great popularity. This short biography came from Wikipedia and the poem itself from Old Irish Poems.

 

St Patrick's Birthday

by Samuel Lover

Saint Patrick (Latin: Sanctus Patricius, Irish: Naomh Pádraig) (c. 387 – 17 March, 493;) was a Romanized-Celt, a Romano-Briton and Christian missionary, who is the most generally recognised patron saint of Ireland (although Brigid of Kildare and Colmcille are also formally patron saints).

By the eighth century he had come to be revered as the patron saint of Ireland. The Irish monastery system evolved after the time of Patrick and the Irish church did not develop the diocesan model that Patrick and the other early missionaries had tried to establish.

Saint Patrick's Day (Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig) is a yearly holiday celebrated on 17 March. It is named after Saint Patrick (circa AD 387–461), the most commonly recognized of the patron saints of Ireland. It began as a purely Catholic holiday and became an official feast day in the early 1600s. However, it has gradually become more of a secular celebration of Ireland's culture.

For more information, check out the Wiki entries for Saint Patrick and St. Patrick's Day and the poem itself from Old Irish Poems.

 

 

 



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Special Thanks

Diane Arkenstone The Secret Garden. See her Contributor page for details.

Kim Robertson The Hangman's Noose. See her Contributor page for details.

Jigger Time Ticks Away. See her Contributor page for details.

Keltoria, Tides of Time from Shadows & Stone. See the Contributor page for details.

Appalachian Celtic Consort, Road to Lisdoonvarna/Tobin's from their album Come by the Hills. See their Contributor Page for more details.

 

For our Theme Music:

The Skylark and Haghole, the brilliant Culann's Hounds. See their Contributor page for details.

 

Extra Special Thanks for Unrestricted Access to Wonderful Music

(in Alphabetic order)

Anne Roos Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of her masterful music to Anne Roos. You can find out more about Anne on her website or on her Contributor page.

Caera Extra Special thanks go for permission to any of her evocative harping and Gaelic singing to Caera. You can find out more about Caera on her website or on her Contributor Page.

Celia Extra Special Thanks go for permission to use any of her wonderful music to Celia Farran. You can find out more about Celia on her website or on her Contributor Page.

Damh the Bard Extra Special thanks go to Damh the Bard for his permission to use any of his music on the Show. You can find out more about Damh (Dave) on his website or on his Contributor page.

The Dolmen Extra Special thanks also go to The Dolmen, for their permission to use any of their fantastic Celtic Folk/Rock music on the Show. You can find out more about The Dolmen on their website or on our Contributor page.

Keltoria Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of their inspired music to Keltoria. You can find out more about Keltoria on their website or on their Contributor page.

Kevin Skinner Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of his superb music to Kevin Skinner. You can find out more about Kevin on his website or on his Contributor page.

Phil Thornton Extra Special Thanks go for permission to use any of his astounding ambient music to the Sonic Sorcerer himself, Phil Thornton. You can find out more about Phil on his website or on his Contributor Page.

S.J. Tucker Extra Special thanks go to Sooj for her permission to use any of her superb music. You can find out more about Sooj on her website or on her Contributor page.

Spiral Dance Extra Special thanks go for permission to use Adrienne and the band to use any of their music in the show. You can find out more about Spiral Dance on their website or on their Contributor page.

We'd like to wish you 'Slán Go Foill!', which is Irish for 'Goodbye', or more literally 'Wishing you safety for a while'! 

 

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