Jimmy Rabbitte: "Do you not get it, lads? The Irish are the Blacks of Europe. And Dubliners are the Blacks of Ireland. And the Northside Dubliners are the Blacks of Dublin. So say it once, say it loud: I'm Black and I'm proud." - The Committments, 1991
This terrific performance is part of our annual lead-up to St. Patrick's Day here at StormBringer - more to follow of course. To me, the ability of the Irish people to belt out the Blues speaks volumes of this unique race . . .
Just for the record, my mother's people are from the western part of Ireland, known as Connaucht: