Lá le Pádraig (St. Patrick's Day)
Hey, Evacuation Day is just around the corner! So come one, come all, to my first attempt at an organized party-like gathering thingy at my apartment. I'll have batches of my mother's Irish bread, bangers & mashed, beverages alcoholic (Guinness, uisce beatha, Bailey's) and not (Barry's Irish Tea), and lots of Irish music. It'll be cool.
Speaking of Irish music, my cousin Danny Gill's band, The Old Brigade, is having a record release party tomorrow at the Beachcomber on Wollaston Beach in Quincy. Those of you in the area, you know you want to go. :) They do a good show.
"Oh Father why are you so sad On this bright Easter morn' When Irish men are proud and glad Of the land where they were born?" "Oh son I see, in memory's view A far-off distant day When being just a lad like you I joined the IRA… "Oh where are the lads who stood with me When history was made? Oh grá mo croí I long to see The boys of the old brigade."