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  •  Mount Kisco Village in New York?? (5+ / 0-)

    Certainly and begorrah that's what you must've meant!

    This Irish ceili dance filmed in 1967 opens with an American Irish reel called "The Maids of Mount Kisco."

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Sat Mar 16, 2013 at 07:56:13 PM PDT

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    •  Kiszka--Polish blood sausage. (6+ / 0-)

      "Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." --M. L. King "You can't fix stupid" --Ron White -6.00, -5.18

      by zenbassoon on Sat Mar 16, 2013 at 08:04:46 PM PDT

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    •  About the Guy Beating Time on the Bar. (6+ / 0-)

      I was at an immigrant Irish pub one evening in the NYC sphere while spending days at an Irish music workshop. Over in the corner was a large rocking trad jam sessiun led by the visiting world renowned teacher. They being so far above my pay grade, I sat down at the bar to buy a pub supper and enjoy the tunes bouncing over the heads of so many onlookers and informed fans.

      A few minutes after ordering, a string of familiar tunes rang past so I pulled out my tin whistle, an instrument invented for laborers with fewer holes than most woodwinds because laborers were usually under a 10 count of fingers, to give them the opportunity for the spiritual uplift of making music; --and I quietly fluted along.

      Immediately a heaping plate of corned beef, cabbage and praties was thrown down on me at no charge on condition that I keep playing along.

      Any place else I'd have been thrown out for making any sound at all  --as I was once on a lunch break playing that same whistle at my midwest hometown shopping mall. I figured these Irish people would leave me alone; never saw such a reward coming.

      We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

      by Gooserock on Sat Mar 16, 2013 at 08:12:24 PM PDT

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