March 8, 2013 - 10:17am
Fun-for-all (Irish or not) at annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in the Highlands. Parade begins at Broadway and Baxter at 3PM.
Maybe your family can't wait until the Pegasus Parade in April. Fear not, paradegoers, Louisville's second largest (and possibly more fun) parade is this Saturday, March 9 at 3:00 pm: the 40th annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in the Highlands.At the same time on Saturday, the...
March 21, 2012 - 9:34pm
See what happens when I take a week off...people go crazy and start drinking colored beer.
So, you may or may not have noticed that I skipped my beer review post last week. It was completely intentional, as I figured that between the upcoming basketball games and St. Patrick's Day most people were going to have two types of beer on their mind - Guinness and the ever popular (...
March 21, 2012 - 10:06am
The Louisville Civic Orchestra performed Irish inspired repertoire for St. Patrick's Day.
I was surprised to find myself spending St. Patrick's Day at the Louisville Civic Orchestra's concert. My original plans fell through, and due to my husband playing upright bass in the ensemble I happily attended.
March 16, 2012 - 9:50pm
Our nominee for greatest Irish ballad is “Mother Machree,” written in 1910 by Chauncey Olcott and Ernest R. Ball, with lyrics by Rida Johnson Young. If, after a couple of Bushmills, this tune fails to bring a tear to your eye, you are not a true son of Erin.
What is the greatest Irish ballad of all times? You’ll never get any two Dubliners to agree, but there is something of a consensus that “Danny Boy” and “Mother Machree” should be at the top of most Hibernian lists.
July 29, 2012 - 8:07pm
Get ready to re-learn the alphabet – Irish style. Local author – and dual Irish citizen – Viki Pidgeon presents her latest ode to the Emerald Isle with a children’s book designed to marry fun with facts. Catch her at Carmichael’s Bookstore tomorrow, Saturday, March 10th, at 4pm.
Although my biological ethnic heritage is – shall we say – “exotic” in its myriad of mixes: a dash of German, a pop of Spanish, some sprinklings of Eastern Europe, a nice solid slice of Cherokee for good measure, as well as some other miscellaneous genetic contributions, are...