Happy Arthur’s Day
Lá Fhéile Arturius Sona Duit!
Arthur’s Day comes but once a year, a day when all Irish people the world over can come together, throw off the shackles of oppression and celebrate what this little country really stands for. We all dress up in our national colours, black and cream, enjoy one free drink (just the one, mind) compliments of our wonderful government/brewery and get in touch with our heritage courtesy of a well-organised, family-friendly traditional music festival.
All the great names in Irish music will be there: Brandon Flowers (or Breandán Ó Bláithín as he prefers to be known) will perform a few of his recent works on the traditional Irish synthesizer (the synthesizer was originally imported from Europe during the 19th Century but has now become a symbol of Ireland); proud expatriates the View (or An Radharc, as they insist on being called) will regale us with rebel songs; and Kelis (Cáca Milis to her fans) will showcase her dramatic fusion of hip hop, sean nós and freestyle bouzouki).
It promises to be an excellent night of heritage and cultu-tainment. And don’t worry about work tomorrow – if you’ve still got a job, that is!
I hope to see you all around town tonight on this, the most Irish of days. I’ll be the one with bleached white hair and blackface on.