Feeling a need to not always focus on the news (much of which is not pleasant) I am taking a few minutes to prepare a few light-hearted Irish tunes for this weeks sessions.  The first, is one I’ve known the refrain to for years, but the verses not so well.  Here’s a Bing Crosby classic. (You’ll have to click-through to YouTube to hear the songs.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ReVjnxW-wWU

As a person of both Irish and Swedish decent (to name just a few)and a former marching band member (and now a marching band parent),  I love the verses of McNamara’s Band. You’ll hear the Swede in verse 3!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mPtOsvm7j8

I know there will be smiles the next few days as I sing this tunes and others with older adults during my music therapy sessions.

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