It is said that St. Patrick's Day may be the most widely celebrated national festival. Commemorating the Feast Day of St. Patrick, March 17th is honored as a national holiday in Ireland, Northern Ireland, and several Canadian provinces.
Here in the United States, though, we've taken our "wearing o' the green" to another level entirely!
We've put together this soundtrack for your St. Patrick's Day, including music from Leroy Anderson's beloved Irish Suite:
Leroy Anderson -- Irish Washerwoman (Boston Pops)
Hamilton Harty -- "In Ireland" (Nat. Symph. Orch. of Ireland)
Traditional Irish -- "She Moved Through the Fair" (Cambridge Singers)
Traditional Melodies on Celtic Harp
Arthur Duff -- Meath Pastoral (Irish Chamber Orchestra)
Charles Villiers Stanford -- Irish Rhapsody No. 5 (Ulster Orchestra)
And, finally, an Irish Medley featuring flutist Sir James Galway
NEW ORLEANS • SUNDAY, March 17 -- Downtown Irish Club Parade, 6pm