Enjoy the High Spirits of the Irish (#725)
Carina and Mike chat about Irish Whiskey and other fine Irish concoctions! They share some Irish drinking songs along the way with lots of Irish history, surnames, genealogy, chat and craic along the way.
In this episode, Carina and Mike chat about Irish Spirits – Irish Whiskey and other fine Irish concoctions that is! They look at the the story of Irish whiskey – share some Irish drinking songs along the way – and then travel to the Green Fields of France for an unexpected link to a little village in the north of County Cork and the great Cognac houses of France. With lots of Irish history, surnames, genealogy, chat and craic along the way.
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The Letter from Ireland Show is a weekly podcast that goes out each Thursday from our cottage in County Cork. Tune in to this episode – and dive straight in to a bit of Irish caint, ceóil agus craic (conversation, music and craic!).
Played or Mentioned in this Show:
The following letters were mentioned in this show:
- Have You Ever Had A Drop of Irish Whiskey? In this letter, we chat about the history – and resurgence – of Irish Whiskey. A great success story that continues….
- A Drop of Irish Cognac – and a Wandering Story or Two. In this letter, we go on a bit of a wander. Starting off in County Sligo – but then heading off to green fields of France. All spurred on by a letter from a reader who is based in Florida.
This episode features the following Music:
- “Botany Bay” – performed by The Irish Rovers.
- “The Holy Ground” – The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem.
- “The Parting Glass” – performed by The Voice Squad.
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Slán for now, Mike and Carina.