FINNEGAN'S FOLLIES: Today is St. Patrick's Day, so on my radio show I played a lot of traditional Irish music, a fair amount of untraditional Irish music, a few songs that might be called "Irish-related" music, and occasionally some English music that bore a family resemblance to the Gaelic sound. The latter tunes sparked a running gag about English-Irish reconciliation, which culminated at the top of the final hour with the sound of a bomb exploding and then a series of violent punk songs. After that the show's theme pretty much disappeared and I did a straight freeform program, though I did return to the holiday at the end with a Rory Gallagher track.The Pogues: Bottle of SmokeFlogging Molly: The Worst Day Since YesterdayThe Irish Tradition: Smash the Windows/Fred Finn'sBlack 47: Rockin' the BronxThe Bothy Band: The Kesh Jig/Give Us a Drink of Water/The Flower of the Flock/Famous BallymoteSteve Earle & Del McCoury: DixielandThe Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem: Mountain DewBob Dylan: MoonshinerThe Oysterband: Rambling IrishmanThe Chieftains: The Princess Royal/Blind Mary/John DruryRichard and Linda Thompson: I Want to See the Bright Lights TonightVan Morrison: And It Stoned MeThe Waterboys: This Land Is Your LandSyd Barrett: Golden HairJune Tabor: Bonny MayThe Kinks: Harry RagThin Lizzy: No One Told HimMy Bloody Valentine: LoomerThe Hot Club of Cowtown: Bonaparte's RetreatThe Chieftains: Did You Ever Go a Courtin', Uncle Joe/Will the Circle Be UnbrokenChristy Moore: City of ChicagoLiam O'Flynn: After Aughrim's Great DisasterDon Walser: Danny BoyBoys of the Lough: Sean Bui/Tommy People's/The Lark in the MorningGaelic Storm: McLoud's Reel/Whup JamboreeMary O'Hara: Wexford Mummer's SongJean Ritchie: Barbara AllenJohnny Cash: Mary of the Wild MoorSteeleye Span: Dark-Haired SailorSwim Two Birds: All I WantThe Clash: White RiotThe Sex Pistols: Anarchy in the U.K.Buzzcocks: I Don't Know What to Do With My LifeFlipper: Sex BombPrince: KissPrince: AnotherloverholenyoheadSharon Jones and the Dap-Kings: Cut That LineThe Exotics: Let Me Be a Part of YouGeorge Gershwin: Rhapsody in BlueRory Gallagher: Banker's BluesLittle Walter: Key to the HighwayBob Dylan: WigwamWhile the first Chieftains medley was playing, I read a favorite passage from Flann O'Brien's The Third Policemen. And yes, I've played "Kiss" before. In theory I try not to repeat myself, but in practice I couldn't resist the segue from Flipper.
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