We could hardly avoid the fact that it’s Saint Patrick’s Day, what with our New York office literally yards away from the world’s oldest, longest, largest parade commemorating this most Irish of all holidays. Even now, we can hear the trumpets and snares of high-school marching corps as they march down 5th avenue belting out a martial version of Metallica’s “Enter Sandman”. As fun as it is to hear the fife and drums right outside our windows, we thought you could use a different taking on Celtic noise making through this local’s guide to the folk-filled music pubs of Dublin and a six-song refresher course on the various strains of modern music flowing from the Emerald Isle. Enjoy the new tunes you find over a pint with some mates. But don’t overdo it. We all have to be back at work tomorrow morning. Luck of the Irish indeed.
For an inside view of punk rock in Dublin along with a tour of 11 other musical sub-genres around the world, order yourself a copy of “MUSIC + TRAVEL: Touring the Globe Through Sounds and Scenes” before today’s festivities carry you off.