St. Patrick's Day: Ancient Poem & Modern Fid-Vid

The Hibernian "call to the dance" has been going on for centuries, viz:

"Ich Am of Irlonde"

Ich am of Irlonde
And of the holy lande
Of Irlonde.

Goode sire, praye ich thee,
For of sainte charitee,
Com and dance with me
In Irlonde."

(anon., 14th Century)

Fiddle and Dance Video
To view a mod and blessedly twinkle-free "Call to the Dance," check out this fiddling and stepping performance by the Leahy brothers & sisters (from YouTube).

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

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