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The Quiet Man – Drink it; Watch it; or Both?

Every year as St. Patrick’s Day nears the Academy Award winning movie The Quiet Man returns once again to television. Now you can even watch it 365 via YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-n873zZvMo. Sometimes it is hard to get enough of a good thing and this movie is truly a good thing. It is so good in fact that it won Academy Awards for Best Director (John Ford) and Best Supporting Actor (Victor McLaglen)

 

Now in the “spirit” of all good things Irish a new whiskey named for the movie has been released. The Quiet Man whiskey is now available at the Whiskey Snug inside The Celtic Ranch in Weston, Missouri. Here is a quick review of this quiet little drink that will bring the Irish out of you this St. Pat’s Day.

Vital Stats: 40% ABV (80 proof), aged 8 years, single malt Irish whiskey,
Appearance: Golden amber reminiscent of light tea, fairly strong legs in the glass.
Nose: Significant amount of oak, malt, citrus rind. Barreled in Oak and finished in Bourbon Barrels.
Palate: Very fruity, apricot, banana, malty sweetness, slight amount of  bitter orange peel and cinnamon.
Finish: Surprising amount of spice towards the finish, mostly clove and allspice with a hint of cinnamon. Medium to light burn which fades nicely. It is bold enough for a man and still mild enough for the ladies.

This year you can throw another peat brick on the fire and watch The Quiet Man while enjoying a sip of The Quiet Man at the same time. Sláinte!


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A Story of True Love for Valentine’s Day

Jospeh and Grace broken hearted

In 1915 Joseph Mary Plunkett joined the Irish Republican Brotherhood and quickly rose in rank to become a leader of the Easter Rising of 1916. Joseph had contracted Tuberculosis at an early age and struggled with poor health all of his life.  Joseph was well educated and even wrote a book of poetry.  One of his poems was incorporated into a song about his relationship with his wife, Grace. Poems by Joseph Plunkett

 

In 1916 shortly before the Rising, Joseph was taken to the hospital to undergo surgery to the glands in his neck. He practically crawled from his hospital bed with bandages still on his neck to join the other leaders in the General Post Office. Several days later after heavy shelling and running low on ammunition the GPO was surrendered.

Joseph was taken and held at the Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin to be court martial. His poor health was never an issue to the British who quickly sentenced him to execution by firing squad. Seven days before the execution was to be carried out he was allowed to marry his long time sweetheart Grace Gifford. They were allowed one kiss and 10 minutes to talk with guards all around them in a small room.

On May 04, 1916 Joseph Mary Plunkett was shot where-the-1916-rebelsdead in the court yard of the Kilmainham Gaol. So ended the life of one of Ireland’s bravest patriots. Grace Gifford Plunkett died in Dublin on December 13, 1955. Grace had never remarried.

 

Please listen to this moving story in song by Wolftones:

Wolf Tones

Click here to hear – Wolf Tones – Grace

 


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Kansas City’s Own – The Elders Band

The-Elders-Group-Photo-640x345Have you ever heard Kansas City’s world famous Elders Band? The Elders Band was founded in 1998. Since their founding they have released seven studio albums, four live albums and three DVD’s. This world famous six piece Irish American Folk Band will be touring around the U.S. from March until October so you should find them near you sometime. The band members are Ian Byrne (Vocals & Bodhran), Norm Dahlor (Bass, Mandolin, Keyboard, & Vocals), Brent Hoad (Violin, Keyboard & Vocals), Steve Phillips (Guitar, Mandolin, Keyboard & Vocals), Kian Byrne (Drums, Percussion, Mandolin, & Bass) and Diana Ladio (Violin). This band is loaded with talent and their music is powerful to say the least. Truly they are one of the best bands in this genre.  You can visit their website to download their schedule. https://www.eldersmusic.com/home

Here is a sample of their music: Chieftains
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If you were wondering why the band is touring the U.S. only until October it’s because they will be touring Ireland October 16 thru 27th.  It looks like a great tour and if you are interested in touring with them you can AND the price is affordable. You can find information for this grand tour at:  http://www.hammondtours.com/images/stories/celtic%20tours/band_pdfs/ELDERS-OCT16-27-2017.pdf.

 


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