My sister Margaret Mary likes to say that she could walk into any tavern in America on St. Patrick's Day and no one would believe our name — Brazill — is Irish. But anyone who is actually Irish and knows their Celtic mythology and legend would recognize it.
Being Irish, it's quite possible that I will find myself in a bar today and the place I'd like to be is Peadar O'Donnell's bar in Derry, Ireland.
"The Parting Glass" is a famous Irish song that is as at home in bar as it is at a funeral. The beautiful rendition in this video was performed by choir singers from University of Wisconsin Eau-Claire Women's Concert Chorale who surprised locals by bursting into song. Perhaps it's Wisconsin girls who rule?