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© Orla Donoghue

This is a piece I wrote and read for the RTÉ Radio 1 St Patrick’s Day Miscellany show.

Listen to the podcast “The Day I got lost in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Dublin” by  Orla Donoghue The podcast starts at approx. 10.17 minutes. 

Other essays on the show were:

Patrick and the Druids by Alan Titley
Tonic Solfa a poem by AM Cousins
Kanye ‘Wesht’ in the Killala Parade by Kate Kerrigan
Idir Ann is Idir As le Colm Ó Snodaigh
St. Patrick’s Day in Abu Dhabi by Maeve Binchy which was from the Sunday Miscellany archive and was first broadcast in 1993.
Ireland’s Fifth Province by Joe Kearney

Music:
Two polkas- ‘Bonnie Annie and The Clare Dragoons’ played by John Carty and Brian Rooney on fiddles.
Dóchas Linn Naomh Pádraig sung by the Palestrina Choir
Two slides- ‘The Scartaglen and Trasna na Tonnta’ played by Oisín Mac Diarmada and Seamus Begley
‘Carraroe and The Frost is All Over’ played by Maurice Lennon on viola.
‘Amhrán na Farraige’ composed by Kíla and Bruno Coulais and performed by Kíla with Lisa Hannigan on vocals
Carolan’s Concerto played by Caitríona McKay on harp.