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2013-03-17 11:01:13 AM  

LectertheChef: For some reason Americans can't tell the difference.


CSB:

Americans have never been able to tell the difference, when my cousin and I were researching our genealogy, we found that our last name is Scottish and the family immigrated to Pennsylvania in the early 1700s, but that is where we ran into some issues tracing what happened next since in all the historical  texts we could find of the era referred to that group of immigrants as "The Irish."  Turns out the Quakers didn't know the difference.
 
2013-03-17 11:03:16 AM  
Bonus: Andrea Corr
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2013-03-17 11:05:01 AM  
 
2013-03-17 11:11:24 AM  
Another little seen gem of a movie. This one is about the Irish Travelers 9and no, it is not about the Travelers that wander the US scamming people)

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2013-03-17 11:13:40 AM  

NuclearPenguins: Missing from the list:

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Love this movie! Colm Meaney is really an underrated actor and takes such interesting roles.
 
2013-03-17 11:17:10 AM  

ChubbyTiger: Premeditated_Road_Rage: List fails without the Corrs.

A couple of them, at least. Mmmmm.


Link
 
2013-03-17 12:00:25 PM  
How is "pop culture classic" not an oxymoron?

Because the popularity of most things that are wildly popular at first do not last
 
2013-03-17 12:02:11 PM  
Remove Moondance and replace it with Into The Mystic and it is not a bad list.
 
2013-03-17 12:15:11 PM  
http://www.irishfilm.net/ could prove pertinent to the thread.
 
2013-03-17 12:23:02 PM  
 
2013-03-17 12:24:15 PM  
Póg mo thóin!
 
2013-03-17 12:44:40 PM  
Remove Riverdance for God's sake.

Add Da.
 
2013-03-17 01:01:55 PM  

Uisce Beatha: "Long Black Veil" for the Chieftains, really?

Not stuff from their Claddagh years, when they were making more traditional music and not big orchestral pieces, or gimmicky songs with pop stars? (Although I'll admit, I *do* like Mo Ghile Mear from that album)  I would have even accepted "Celebration" or one of their numbered albums

Premeditated_Road_Rage: List fails without the Corrs.

Please - if we are going to go that pop-ish, the Cranberries should be there well before the Corrs.

CFitzDE: Wellon Dowd: List fails without Darby O'Gill and the Little People.

Seconded. See a very young Sean Connery sing, woo a girl, and punch a bully.

And try and make a Scottish accent sound Irish :)


I think he's complaining about the absence of the corrs for reasons other than their music
 
2013-03-17 01:11:29 PM  
Dump the Riverdance and Van Morrison, add in Black 47, but major points for including  THE WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEY, a simply fantastic movie.

But seriously, you use The Matchmaker but you don't have either The Snapper or The General?  Maybe Fifty Dead Men Walking?
 
2013-03-17 01:12:37 PM  

Tom_Slick: LectertheChef: For some reason Americans can't tell the difference.

CSB:

Americans have never been able to tell the difference, when my cousin and I were researching our genealogy, we found that our last name is Scottish and the family immigrated to Pennsylvania in the early 1700s, but that is where we ran into some issues tracing what happened next since in all the historical  texts we could find of the era referred to that group of immigrants as "The Irish."  Turns out the Quakers didn't know the difference.


 Scots-Irish?
 
2013-03-17 01:12:40 PM  

I Like Bread: Where the hell is Black 47?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GViXO8bZDz8


Damn straight.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XUM6bJAdxM
 
2013-03-17 01:27:51 PM  

wellreadneck: Scots-Irish?


Yes part of the original group of Presbyterians forced out.
 
2013-03-17 01:59:00 PM  
Today is St. Patrick's day, so in honor of all things Irish, you should eat a bowl of Lucky Charms for breakfast, wash it down with a McDonald's Shamrock Shake, listen to a House of Pain CD, and then put green food coloring in a Budweiser, to make it traditional.  Just like they do in Ireland.
 
2013-03-17 02:42:47 PM  

Cormee: I think he's complaining about the absence of the corrs for reasons other than their music


Dolores can hold her own in that respect as well...

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2013-03-17 02:55:48 PM  
i43.tower.com

www.film46.com
 
2013-03-17 03:08:26 PM  

Uisce Beatha: Cormee: I think he's complaining about the absence of the corrs for reasons other than their music

Dolores can hold her own in that respect as well...


I'd box the gee off her
 
2013-03-17 03:10:03 PM  
No wait. That was Delores O'Riordan.

I wouldn't, not even with yours
 
2013-03-17 03:44:53 PM  

Uisce Beatha: Cormee: I think he's complaining about the absence of the corrs for reasons other than their music

Dolores can hold her own in that respect as well...


Mulva?
 
2013-03-17 04:06:44 PM  
Pretty good list (Wind that Shakes the Barley is farking awesome), but it's missing a few things.

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and

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Being first and foremost amongst them.
 
2013-03-17 04:41:38 PM  

wellreadneck: Tom_Slick: LectertheChef: For some reason Americans can't tell the difference.

CSB:

Americans have never been able to tell the difference, when my cousin and I were researching our genealogy, we found that our last name is Scottish and the family immigrated to Pennsylvania in the early 1700s, but that is where we ran into some issues tracing what happened next since in all the historical  texts we could find of the era referred to that group of immigrants as "The Irish."  Turns out the Quakers didn't know the difference.

 Scots-Irish?


Scots-Irish is just a polite was of saying Protestant Bastard.
 
2013-03-17 05:16:32 PM  
Unfortunately the list left out an artistic low budget film that never was in major theaters. It is "The Brylcreem Boy's" and included Jean Butler, the original  lead dancer of RiverDance as part of the cast.
 
2013-03-17 06:02:13 PM  
Seventeen Come Sunday


As I walked out on a May morning, on a May morning so early,
I overtook a pretty fair maid just as the day was a-dawning.


Chorus:
With a rue-rum-ray, fol-the-diddle-day,
Whack-fol-lare-diddle-I-doh.


Her eyes were bright and her stockings white, and her buckling shone like silver,
She had a dark and a rolling eye, and her hair hung over her shoulder.


Where are you going, my pretty fair maid? Where are you going, my honey?
She answered me right cheerfully, I've an errand for my mummy.


How old are you, my pretty fair maid? How old are you, my honey?
She answered me right cheerfully, I'm seventeen come Sunday.


Will you take a man, my pretty fair maid? Will you take a man, my honey?
She answered me right cheerfully, I darst not for my mummy.


But if you come round to my mummy's house, when the moon shines bright and clearly,
I will come down and let you in, and my mummy shall not hear me.


So I went down to her mummy's house, when the moon shone bright and clearly,
She did come down and let me in, and I lay in her arms till morning.


So, now I have my soldier-man, and his ways they are quite winning.
The drum and fife are my delight, and a pint of rum in the morning.
 
2013-03-17 06:16:47 PM  
www.newreleasesnow.com

We are Flogging Molly and this is what we do


/one of the best live albums I've heard in my 3.5 decades of music enjoyment.
 
2013-03-17 06:23:20 PM  
I'm from a town where we remembered 20 years ago the murders of two inocent young boys ( 12 and 3 ) this week. Their Parents have forgiven but I'll never forget. I attended a Catholic school and was brought up as a Catholic. They did not care they bombed our town the day before mothers day. They aimed it at kids.

One Protestant, One Catholic

Have a great St Patrick's day but I shall not be joining you

/The Cranberries sang about the incident in  Zombie
 
2013-03-17 07:05:31 PM  

downtownkid: wellreadneck: Tom_Slick: LectertheChef: For some reason Americans can't tell the difference.

CSB:

Americans have never been able to tell the difference, when my cousin and I were researching our genealogy, we found that our last name is Scottish and the family immigrated to Pennsylvania in the early 1700s, but that is where we ran into some issues tracing what happened next since in all the historical  texts we could find of the era referred to that group of immigrants as "The Irish."  Turns out the Quakers didn't know the difference.

 Scots-Irish?

Scots-Irish is just a polite was of saying Protestant Bastard.


Better stick with "Hillbilly" or "Redneck". Sure, it's somewhat less than polite, but if you clump them in with the rest of the Protestants, you're bound to piss off an some thin-skinned WASP.
 
2013-03-17 07:37:21 PM  

SankeySte: I'm from a town where we remembered 20 years ago the murders of two inocent young boys ( 12 and 3 ) this week. Their Parents have forgiven but I'll never forget. I attended a Catholic school and was brought up as a Catholic. They did not care they bombed our town the day before mothers day. They aimed it at kids.

One Protestant, One Catholic

Have a great St Patrick's day but I shall not be joining you

/The Cranberries sang about the incident in  Zombie


St Patrick planted that bomb?

Get over yourself.
 
2013-03-17 07:39:12 PM  

Snapper Carr: [www.newreleasesnow.com image 400x400]

We are Flogging Molly and this is what we do


/one of the best live albums I've heard in my 3.5 decades of music enjoyment.



They are pretty damn spectacular in person, too.
 
2013-03-17 09:15:13 PM  

John Buck 41: No Dropkick Murphys?


They are also American
 
2013-03-17 09:17:58 PM  

Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: How is "pop culture classic" not an oxymoron?

Because the popularity of most things that are wildly popular at first do not last


A classic is something that holds up over time. Popularity not required.
 
2013-03-17 10:18:21 PM  

cretinbob: John Buck 41: No Dropkick Murphys?

They are also American


As I pointed out to an earlier poster, so is John Wayne, who appears on the list in TFA. Why have different standards for movies and music?

I'd wager 99.9999999% of Guinness Stout consumed today in the US was brewed and bottled in the US.

I don't wish to belabor the the point but it seems silly to exclude the Murphys from this discussion just because they are from the United States.
 
2013-03-17 10:22:52 PM  

John Buck 41: cretinbob: John Buck 41: No Dropkick Murphys?

They are also American

As I pointed out to an earlier poster, so is John Wayne, who appears on the list in TFA. Why have different standards for movies and music?

I'd wager 99.9999999% of Guinness Stout consumed today in the US was brewed and bottled in the US.

I don't wish to belabor the the point but it seems silly to exclude the Murphys from this discussion just because they are from the United States.


Because the film he was in was filmed in Ireland, the rest of the cast was Irish, and it was about Ireland.  You are comparing apples to oranges

/FWIW, I really like DM and FM
//But the list has it right in those cases
 
2013-03-17 10:44:07 PM  
This is why I love Fark™. I read this:

SankeySte: I'm from a town where we remembered 20 years ago the murders of two inocent young boys ( 12 and 3 ) this week. Their Parents have forgiven but I'll never forget. I attended a Catholic school and was brought up as a Catholic. They did not care they bombed our town the day before mothers day. They aimed it at kids.

One Protestant, One Catholic

Have a great St Patrick's day but I shall not be joining you

/The Cranberries sang about the incident in  Zombie


And I get all proud and happy that someone is taking a stand and speaking out about something that which is near and dear to them.
And then I see this:

Cormee: St Patrick planted that bomb?

Get over yourself.


And I am quickly brought back to reality, as I chuckle and remember what website I am at.
 
2013-03-17 10:53:34 PM  

Uisce Beatha: John Buck 41: cretinbob: John Buck 41: No Dropkick Murphys?

They are also American

As I pointed out to an earlier poster, so is John Wayne, who appears on the list in TFA. Why have different standards for movies and music?

I'd wager 99.9999999% of Guinness Stout consumed today in the US was brewed and bottled in the US.

I don't wish to belabor the the point but it seems silly to exclude the Murphys from this discussion just because they are from the United States.

Because the film he was in was filmed in Ireland, the rest of the cast was Irish, and it was about Ireland.  You are comparing apples to oranges

/FWIW, I really like DM and FM
//But the list has it right in those cases


So all The Dropkick Murphys have to do is record an album  in Ireland and we'll have nothing further to discuss, right? Got it.

Honestly, I don't give a shiat whether they are on this list or not. I'm not even that big a fan. I only know of them from my daughter, The Departed and their informal association with the Boston Red Sox. Oh, and the fact they are an Irish/Celtic band. I do find it amusing however, that at least 3 Farkers are making a big deal of my mention of them in this thread
 
2013-03-17 11:04:30 PM  

orezona: One of my favorite non-historical movies I like to watch on St. Patrick's Day is Miller's Crossing.


I'm watching that right now.

/The old man's still an artist with the Thompson.
 
2013-03-17 11:08:45 PM  

John Buck 41: So all The Dropkick Murphys have to do is record an album in Ireland and we'll have nothing further to discuss, right? Got it.


Way to miss the point.  They are an American band, with American members, singing about American themes.  Sure, you can append "Irish-" in front of all those "American" bits, but that doesn't make them Irish, it makes them Irish-American.

The sad thing here is you say you aren't a big fan, and I consider myself a fan, so some might consider we are arguing the opposite sides of what you would expect.

/Whatevs, I am off to work
//It is 18 March here, now, so I'll save random Irish arguments for next year
 
2013-03-18 04:26:16 AM  

Clint_Torres: This is why I love Fark™. I read this:

SankeySte: I'm from a town where we remembered 20 years ago the murders of two inocent young boys ( 12 and 3 ) this week. Their Parents have forgiven but I'll never forget. I attended a Catholic school and was brought up as a Catholic. They did not care they bombed our town the day before mothers day. They aimed it at kids.

One Protestant, One Catholic

Have a great St Patrick's day but I shall not be joining you

/The Cranberries sang about the incident in  Zombie

And I get all proud and happy that someone is taking a stand and speaking out about something that which is near and dear to them.
And then I see this:

Cormee: St Patrick planted that bomb?

Get over yourself.

And I am quickly brought back to reality, as I chuckle and remember what website I am at.


While it may sound like 100% snark, there is a point behind my post.

What happened in Warrington was undoubtedly horrific, however Northern Ireland is littered with towns that have suffered far more pain.

The fact that these poor kids' parents have managed to forgive and move on, as have a very large % of those living in NI who experienced the suffering first-hand. However, here we have this clown, navel-gazing over something that barely affected him.

Yes I'm Irish, and no, I don't support terrorism of any kind. The changes that have taken place in the relationships of all parties involved in the NI conflict, in the last two decades or so have been fantastic. Yet for some reason it's those who have had the least to do with the conflict who have the strongest opinion on the matter
 
2013-03-18 02:13:03 PM  
 
2013-03-18 04:57:41 PM  
Yes, please.

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