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St. Patrick's Day Memories: Karl Scully

Spending St. Patrick's Day in Dublin a couple of years ago. It snowed during the parade, and snow in Dublin is a rare occurrence, which made the day and the parade an even more magical time. Have you ever marched in the New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade? If so, what group did you march with? I've unfortunately never been in New York during St. Patrick's Day but I have always wanted to. Five essential Irish albums that should be part of everyone's music library: The Chieftains' entire catalogue. They have really brought traditional Irish music into the modern day psyche; A Day Without Rain by Enya; The Joshua Tree by U2; Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We? by The Cranberries; Tupelo Honey by Van Morrison. And of course, The Irish Tenors new CD, "Ireland"! How much green do you wear on March 17th? It's a great thing being Irish, but you don't need to wear green because you are green all over! Although one St. Patrick's Day I had some trouble getting into a bar in Kansas because I had forgotten my ID and was not wearing green. Do you eat corned beef & cabbage on St. Patrick's Day? How about soda bread? Corned beef & cabbage is an American tradition. The Irish tradition is actually boiled ham and cabbage, and of course, potatoes. I always eat soda bread, but it must be with salted butter. Favorite Irish film? "In the Name of the Father." Favorite Irish book? "The Importance of Being Earnest," by Oscar Wilde. Favorite Irish song? "Lift the Wings." Complete this sentence: The most Irish thing about me is . . . my ability to laugh at absolutely anything.

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