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
- 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
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.
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