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CBHagman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-26-10 09:24 PM
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Irish videos: Christmas, the Feast of Stephen, and More
Today is Boxing Day for you Canadians and Britons; the Feast of Stephen, for you Irish; the Feast of the Holy Family, for you Catholics; and the day after Christmas, for you Americans. ;-)

Courtesy of the Chieftains and others, some appropriate music:

"The Rebel Jesus" and "The Skyline Jig."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tk1Qod6CiQ&feature=rela...

Some wren-hunting music:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpTmHOq-JS0&feature=&p=C...

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Maeve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-03-11 04:20 PM
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1. A belated thanks
I actually made a wren bush as part of a presentation about Christmas in Ireland. At one performance, there was a lady who talked all thru it. Turned out, she was telling her husband how right I was and how it reminded her of home! (Co. Sligo)
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CBHagman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-11 09:53 PM
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2. I always wondered about the whole wren thing.
Edited on Wed Jan-12-11 09:53 PM by CBHagman
I didn't grow up with the tradition, only read about it when I was an adult (Come to think of it, we didn't have many Old World Christmas traditions in my family...).

Glad you were there to set everybody straight, and have it all confirmed by that noisy member of the audience.
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