I’m not Irish. Not even a little. When I was a kid I would forget to wear green on this day and get pinched on the playground, a custom I’m still not really fond of.
But as a musician I am getting more fond of St. Patrick’s Day as an opportunity to play fun music.
Playing at the Belmont Farmers’ Market
We were in Ireland last summer as part of our trip. One of the places we visited in Dublin was Christchurch Cathedral.
The cathedral’s choir had its first performance of Handel’s Messiah in April of 1742. There is an electrical box on the grounds painted in Handel’s honor.
The oldest geocache in Europe is also in Ireland. It was placed on June 3, 2000. Here I am, finding it:
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! (Please don’t pinch anyone . . .)