Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Instead of simply drinking green beer or eating a green bagel, why not read something that Patrick himself wrote? Via the British Library blog, I learned of a website that has images of maniscripts of St. Patrick's Confession which can be viewed online, as well as translations into English and other [Read More...]

Singing about Drinking Beer with Jesus

In looking for songs to sing, I have recently listened more closely to Samuel Barber’s Hermit Songs than I ever had previously. Below are two of them that I particularly like, with the lyrics. First, here is “The Heavenly Banquet”: I would like to have the men of Heaven in my own house; with vats [Read More...]

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Here are a few science fiction St. Patrick's Day images I've come across this morning…     [Read more...]

“Mna Na hEireann” performed by Sharon Corr

Now that Christmas is over, I can share some music I saved until now, since I had more Christmas music than I could fit in before it would have to wait another year! Dănuţ Mănăstireanu shared a version of this classic piece, sometimes known by the English translation of its title, “Woman of Ireland,” performed [Read More...]

‘Don Oíche Úd i mBeithil’ (That night in Bethlehem)

“Don Oíche Úd i mBeithil” (That night in Bethlehem) performed by Altan. HT Richard Hall.   [Read more...]

#sblaar Bibliobloggers’ Gathering

The bibliobloggers' gathering last night at Kitty O'Shea's was great, and it included several bloggers who had never attended before, and the “coming out” of one whose identity had previously been obscure (not in the photos below). There were quite a number of “lapsed bloggers” in attendance – i.e. people who had not been blogging [Read More...]

More from the MYO Play-a-Thon

Here’s a video (in which I unfortunately didn’t capture the first couple of notes) of music from Super Mario Bros.: And then a couple of Irish fiddle tunes –  Porthole of the Kelp: And Toormore Polka No.1 and No.2: [Read more...]

Was the Historical Jesus on Facebook?

A piece of news has been getting attention today, about a study of classic myths, some of which we know from archaeological evidence were based on real people or events. The study suggests that the degree to which the relationships in the story mirror real ones – including those one can observe today in social [Read More...]


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