Irish Travelers

March 17, 2015


We at American Rattlesnake would like to wish our followers, Irish and non-Irish alike, a happy St. Patrick’s Day. Despite the possibility of inclement weather here in the City-a perennial threat on this day-I’m sure that New Yorkers will celebrate boisterously, as is our custom. In honor of this holiday, please enjoy a beautiful ballad about emigration from Ireland sung by the iconic Irish folk band The Wolfe Tones. Focusing on the deep economic recession of the 1980s, The Flight of the Earls exquisitely expresses the profound melancholy-as well as hope for the future-felt by Irish immigrants who left their homeland during an era of political and economic tumult.

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