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St. Patrick's Day Memories: Padraic Moyles

Most of them involve dancing and playing music in Woodlawn in the Bronx. Every St. Patrick's Day, my sister Julie and a few other young musicians from Woodlawn would get together at the Irish Bakery on Katonah Ave to play a session and dance on the street while FOX 5 would come by to get some TV footage. What was embarrassing at the time has turned into a great memory. I also have great memories of dancing in Radio City Music Hall every St. Patrick's Day at "A Great Night for The Irish" with Frank Patterson. Have you ever marched in the New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade? Yes. My dad is from Crossmolina, Co. Mayo, so I jumped in with them one year. Five essential Irish albums that should be part of everyone's music library: Riverdance by Bill Whelan; All That You Can't Leave Behind by U2; No Need To Argue by the Cranberries; Moondance by Van Morrision; Songs of the Irish Whistle by Joannie Madden. How much green do you wear on March 17th? Luckily for me, I will be performing in "Riverdance" when it opens in Radio City Music Hall on St. Patrick's Day - and my "Riverdance" costume is green. Do you eat corned beef & cabbage on St. Patrick's Day? How about soda bread? No, I don't really eat corned beef and cabbage on St. Patrick's Day, but I eat soda bread every time I get the chance. Favorite Irish film? I have two: "In The Name Of The Father" and "The Wind That Shakes the Barley." Favorite Irish book? "Back From The Brink" by Paul McGrath. Favorite Irish song? "The Streets of New York" by the Wolfe Tones. Complete this sentence: The most Irish thing about me is . . . my love for Irish music, dancing and the GAA.

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