Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Irish Step

I went to the St. Patrick's Day Parade in the city Sunday afternoon. It was blustery cold but without snow. Unlike parades in bigger cities, this one ran about 30 minutes, but with lots of Irish enthusiasm. The Stillson School of Irish Dance is a quite popular ensemble that got the crowd clapping, when they stopped to dance. I like to watch step dancing. When we hit Downtown Disney in Orlando, we always enjoy a visit to Raglan Road, a true Irish Pub, mostly built in Ireland and lugged over to the middle of Florida. They always have some fun dancing entertainment, while you're sipping a pint. Don't know what it is about it, but I can sit mesmerized and captivated watching Riverdance or Flatley's Lord of the Dance on PBS. Would love to see a show LIVE.
Maybe it's the loud, rhythmic sounds of tapping.
Maybe it's the costumes.
Maybe it's the hair.
Maybe all the Irish faces.
I'm under their spell.
Happy St. Paddy's Day!

I'm the cook tonight. I'm preparing corn beef and cabbage and all the fixin's for Marchin, Annie's Mom and Elenka. Wish me the 'luck of the Irish'.

20 comments:

  1. Oh, those wee Irish lasses are a sight for sore eyes. But what's with the shoes"! Orange is a big no-no! Perhaps, Birdman, there is some green in your DNA!

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  2. Hahaha. Ya, I saw that ORANGE too. Tsk, tsk, tsk... Oh, I got DNA alright.

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  3. Wishing you good luck in the kitchen tonight! I bet your meal will be great. Corned Beef and Cabbage sounds good to me.

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  4. I saw River Dance live in Rochester. Can see why you love it so much. We are going to friend's for the same dinner tonight and I'm sure yours and ours will be delicious. Don't you just love cabbage???

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    1. Could eat cabbage drenched in butter all day long.

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  5. That's a fab shot Birdman, I'm the same, love watching dancing.. Hope dinner worked out goog :) Happy St Patrick's day.

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  6. I have memories of watching my grandmother step dancing even when she was up in her 80s. And she was good! Happy St Patrick's Day to you.

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  7. Nothing beats an evening in an Irish pub in Ireland. All you need do is relax, enjoy your beer (why don't I like beer?) and tap your feet.

    Sláinte!

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  8. Great shot for a really great occasion...

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  9. Hope your feast turns out well, Birdman. I've got a similar menu cooking as I type.
    Step dancing is always a treat. I saw it occasionally in San Francisco and have never tired of it. (Though never, ever, with the slightest touch of orange.)

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  10. Hope you didn't get pinched today.

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  11. The Irish do have a flair for music in the form of dance, song, and fiddle playing. I love to hear a good Irish fiddle player! -- barbara

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  12. A bailar se ha dicho...un abrazo desde Murcia...

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  13. I ended up staying home last night. But I did watch an Irish programme on telly! I hope that counts as celebrating. :)

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  14. i think it is fun to watch too!

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  15. Hope the diner went well Chef Birdman. If you were cold you should have just joined the ensemble, I'm sure they would not have minded some crowd participation.

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  16. Adorable, those dancers...glad the parade went on and the snow didn't!

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