Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

I was doing okay with my posting. I did try to post once a week, but I lapsed. I am bound and determined to get better at this. 

I had to post today. It’s St. Patrick’s Day! Here in America, everyone can pretend to be Irish for the day, drink green beer (if that’s appealing to you…gag), and have an excuse to party.

For me, it’s a time to remember my trip to Ireland in 1994 and to honor my ancestry. I decided to post a St. Patrick’s Day playlist. There are hundreds of songs to choose from, but I’m only going to post a few of my favorites. I hope you might check some of these out. 

My next post will be soon. The plan is to post another little teaser from my book, Wayward (There are a couple of songs in the playlist that get a mention in the book).

May you have a day filled with sunshine, and good friends!

La Fheile Padraig Shona!

Eireann                      Afro Celt Sound System
Drunken Lullabies            Flogging Molly
The Broad Majestic Shannon   The Pogues
I’ll Tell Me Ma              The Young Dubliners
What’s Left of the Flag      Flogging Molly
Dunford’s Fancy              The Waterboys
The Kilburn High Road        Flogging Molly
The Foggy Dew                The Young Dubliners
Shanne Bradley               The Pogues
The Paddy Set                Seven Nations
(No More) Paddy’s Lament     Flogging Molly
I’m Shipping off to Boston   Dropkick Murphys
The Irish Rover              The Pogues
Black Friday Rule            Flogging Molly
The Battle March (Medley)    The Pogues
Soft Gator Girl              Seven Nations
The Stolen Child             The Waterboys
The Seven Deadly Sins        Flogging Molly
The Rocky Road to Dublin     The Young Dubliners
Grace O’Malley               The Dreadnoughts




  1. Lisa Fender said,

    March 19, 2012 at 14:13

    Hey my Irish friend! I hope you had a great St. Patty's day, even though I was with you all day in classes, and I wonder if you got to drink some green beer that night?! I look forward to your teaser next post!

  2. R.G. Calkins said,

    March 19, 2012 at 15:27

    Yes, I had a good day. I did not drink green beer, but I had a shot of Irish whiskey. I'm trying to decide what teaser to post, any suggestions?

  3. Jody Romero said,

    March 20, 2012 at 00:57

    Thanks for sharing your heritage! To my father's dismay, I did not celebrate in any way, wait…I had a beer on St Patricks Day. I'm so consummed with my many projects, I have tunnel vision. St Patrick is one of my father's greatest heros and it is a great day to kick back, remember and celebrate…next year I'll do better! Have a great day!

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