Currently putting the final touches on the playlist for tomorrow's Celtic Sunday Brunch on WDVR-FM/wdvrfm.org. Here's what's in store.
Since the NFL has apparently hired more Intellectual Property lawyers than actual, you know, players, all in an effort to clamp down with draconian efficiency on anyone advertising, speaking of, and possibly thinking too deeply about the trademarked words "Super Bowl" (oops, here comes another subpoena), this show will focus on other timely events, tributes, and memorials. For example, we'll hear the work and influence of:
- William Butler Yeats, who died this week in 1939. As the first Irishman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature, he set the bar high for all subsequent Irish cultural exports (your correspondent included, more or less).
- Luke Kelly (pictured), who died this week in 1984. A founding member of the Dubliners, his tastes, his ethos, and his politics carved a path forward that brought us a great deal of the way to where we are now.
- Ewan MacColl, who would have turned 100 this past week. Shaw said that all progress depends on unreasonable men; by all accounts, Ewan MacColl was as unreasonable as they come. And thank goodness for that.
- Cherish the Ladies, who in 2015 celebrate 30 years together. Good on yeh, Joanie and Co.; looking forward to the next 30!
- And an off-menu choice that I know you'll also enjoy.
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