Having fun on St. Patrick’s Day with Another Irish Drinking Song, of course!

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day! This is the day when we can all pretend to be a little Irish and drink Green Beer.  For the non-beer drinkers maybe an Apple Martini instead.

I don’t think I’ll color my wine green, though – I seriously doubt that’d be cool like green beer.

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Since it happens to be Monday, that means we get to enjoy some great tunes – first I must apologize for not making such a glorious return last week as I ended up getting Little Dude’s bad case of Pink Eye, and had to stay off the computer because my eyes hurt too much.  Luckily it’s well on the way out, so I’m good to go this week.

Since I’ll be taking it easy, I decided to take it easy on you this week as well – with just one song.  And of course since it’s St. Patrick’s Day, you know it’s theme appropriate.

From Washington, DC comes an award-winning a cappella quartet who takes four part harmony and stands it on its ear.  They’ve been described as Bobby McFerrin and ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic colliding on stage, their tight vocal blend, infectious humor, and madcap antics have made them a favorite on stages and at festivals throughout the country.

Founded in 1993, their eclectic blend of a cappella harmony – a fusion of doo-wop, jazz, bluegrass, calypso, opera, and rock – evolved into a unique show, whose professional awards include two Wammies (Washington DC local music awards) for “Best A Cappella” group.  Sadly the band disbanded in 2004, when two of the members hit the road as a musical duo.  

The original group still performs together occasionally for corporate shows, and in 2013 this particular song was featured in the film Despicable Me 2,  with new lyrics in the language of the Minions.

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Parental Guidance is suggested – some of the words and theme of the song may not be appropriate for the younger minions, but the grownups will undoubtedly laugh like 12-year olds like I did.

Here’s Da Vinci’s Notebook with the hilarious “Another Irish Drinking Song” (Animatic):

I’ll leave you with some Irish Luck – I’m guessing it still works coming from a Swedish girl, don’t you?

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Have a great St. Patrick’s Day, try to limit pinching people to a minimum, m’kay?

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Now on to the particulars of Monday’s Music Move’s Me:

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I have the supreme honor and privilege of being a co-host with the inimitable Xmas Dolly and our musical cohorts, Callie from JAmericanSpice, Cathy from Cathy Kennedy’s Blog, and Naila Moon at Just the Stuff Ya Know.  Naila will be on vacation (lucky girl) for a little while, so our friend Danielle from Royalegacy will be helping us out.  And a big thank you to Becca from Everyday Life for picking up the slack whilst my co-hort in crime Cathy and I were in absentia.

Want to join in the fun? It’s easy – just find a tune that rocks your boat, post it and link up – don’t forget to grab Xmas Dolly…er, um, I mean her button…over at her place here. Check out Xmas Dolly’s sidebar for the random themes we sport each week – and you can always ask for a specific theme of music you like, too. Check out the other music lovahs and let’s jam!


INTRODUCING OUR “SPOTLIGHT DANCER”:

 

APPLAUSE! APPLAUSE!




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The awesome Run DMT also hosts Music Monday (who graciously helps out with our hostessing every time we need it, and who I had the privilege of meeting in person at BlogHer – she’s even more adorable than I imagined):

 

 

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9 thoughts on “Having fun on St. Patrick’s Day with Another Irish Drinking Song, of course!

  1. Long are the days pass for my familiarity of animated movies, so needless to say Another Irish Drinking Song since it was featured in Despicable Me 2. Even though I don’t I think this is still a fun song for this Irish gal! BTW, I finally made the move to WP and am in the midst of setting up my new blog. Hopefully, I will make an official announcement this week of my move with my new URL, but I will definitely send it to you via email. Happy St. Patty’s Day, dear!
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  2. I wouldn’t mind trying an apple martini. I keep hearing all about them :) I need some girlfriends.

    Glad you are feeling a bit better. Hope Little man is too.

    I didn’t even know anything about the pinching. My son told me today. i just proudly showed him my jacket :)

    Very fun song!

    And ye are Swedish are ya! Aye!

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
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  3. Tons of fun Stacy O’Blogger Top O’ the Morning to my Lass, and the rest of the day to! Ohhhhhhh worra worra!!! Me Italian Grandmother would take a switch to me if she heard the brogue comin’ outta me mouth! Have a fine day me lassie, and thank you for sharin’ a wee bit o’ tune with us all! :)
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