Getting my Irish passion on
Posted On 25 March, 2017
In the Rainbow Life, green has always been my favorite color. Everybody is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, but my dad taught us that we’re Irish all year long. I guess it shows more around the holiday associated with the Emerald Isle.
I have an Irish band called Mulligan Stew. We call it that because it’s different every time. It’s kind of a Multipassionate Irish band. We hardly ever do set lists, we love requests, and we’re constantly interacting with the audience. It’s very interesting to take music that’s often hundreds of years old and share it with new audiences in a new way.
I find that being Multipassionate helps keep things new; not only my life and music, but for the audiences we share with. So we can take a song that everybody’s heard many times (such as “What Do You Do With A Drunken Sailor?”) and do it in a way that modern people can relate to (Make Him Donald Trump’s Media Spokesman). Of course, we’re equal opportunity offenders; that’s just part of being Irish.
At the same time, I was able to use my storytelling skills to share the life of St. Patrick with a group of people at the local recreation center. There are many myths about St. Patrick, but few people know much of the true story. For instance, did you know he came from Wales? And no, he never chased the snakes out of Ireland. (HINT: There were never any snakes in Ireland.)
What passion will you choose to celebrate this week as part of your Rainbow Life? Love to hear about it in the comments below.