Thanks so much for all of your kind comments and e-mails. I feel refreshed and renewed by all of you, my blogging friends. Let's move on to a bit of fun. How many of you out there are Irish? (or wannabe's like me, around this time of year:) Do you celebrate with corned beef and cabbage, Irish Stew, soda bread? Green beer? I would love to hear any recipes, events, favorite libations...all your Irish traditions.
This evening we will be attending an Irish Cabaret held at an historic local church on the West side of Cincinnati. (unless you are "from here" you would not understand the crazy East/ West rivalry that some citizens of our city indulge in) Suffice it to say that if you were born on the "West Side" the traditional belief is that your parents and grandparents were also West Siders and you probably haven't moved more than a few blocks from the street you grew up on.
Although I do not subscribe to this philosophy I must confess that the entertainment at the Irish Cabaret is being provided by a group of extremely talented young men from the West side Catholic boy's high school that my son attended. The confession part is that my father and my husband's father also attended high school there. Yikes! I so want to be nontraditional, tee hee.
That said, I am looking forward to this event because my dear friend's son is going to be singing and I haven't had a chance to hear him yet. This family is as Irish as can be, she is a Reilly and her hubs is a Mulligan. Can you have green blood?
Below is a picture of the boys performing at St. Williams Church, where the Cabaret will be held.(Not in the church of course) I also have another confession, my husband and I as well as my parents were married in this church. His parents would have been married here as well, but were wed in Fort Sill, Oklahoma before my father-in-law was sent overseas in WWII. (don't forget to click on the photo for a closer view, the church is gorgeous) Hmmm, sounds like I am more traditional than I realize.
Being an Irish wannabe I am posting a few pictures of a past cabaret. It looks like it will be a blast. I so love to see blossoming talent. (plus, the ticket price includes...free beer...oh and pretzels and chips,... and did I mention beer?) Another side note, most people from Cincinnati and especially the west side are German or Irish or a mixture of both, hence the beer.
I am sure we will be crooning along and shedding a tear over old Danny boy's fate.
Thanks for indulging me in another little bit of Cincinnati tradition. I will be awaiting your comments on the Irish traditions that you hold dear in your own hometown.
Erin Go Bragh!
Have a musical Friday, P.
P.S. Go to Hooked on Houses to see what everyone else is hooked on today.
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