Emerald Yoga: St. Patrick’s Day Playlist

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It is no huge deductive leap to look at me and suppose that I observe St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, as a celebration of my people. And, I don’t mean “Beer-Truck Saturday,” which Richmond used last weekend as an excuse to get sloshed in plastic, green derbies and cheap bead necklaces. Not that there’s anything wrong with that ūüėČ Slainte!

For this week’s Gentle Yoga class, I built an Erin Go Bragh playlist that lifts the spirits and soothes. Had to leave out the countless jigs and reels available, as well as more rocking, martial offerings such as U2’s “Bloody Sunday.” All songs are available for download on iTunes and probably elsewhere, if you take my meaning. Angelic voices, harps, flutes, some Gaelic indecipherable to the American ear and even a recitation of a William Butler Yeats poem. (Apologies that I cannot work out how to get proper accent marks on the Gaelic.)

“The Stolen Child” ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† The Waterboys

“She Moved Through The Fair” ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† Sheoda

“The Foggy Dew” ¬† ¬† The Chieftains & Sinead O’Connor

“Boadicea” ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† Enya

“Smaoinim” ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Enya

“Siuil a Run” ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† Lisa Kelly

“Danny Boy” ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† James Galway & The Chieftains

“Linger” ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† The Cranberries

“October” ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† U2

“Chasing Cars” ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† Snow Patrol

“Port na bPucai” ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Triona Marshall

“Irish Harp” ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Wellness Chillout

“Sally Gardens” ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Celtic Harp Soundscapes

“The Parting Glass” ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† UCD Choral Scholars

Author: DancerAndDasher

Ballroom dancer. Yoga teacher. Belly dance fitness instructor. LUVMVMT¬ģ introduces an expressive movement program centered around self-love and self-care. Elements of ballroom, yoga, belly dance and bodyweight strength training are joined in a fun 45-minute group class called a LUV-In or in 90-minute private sessions. I also offer classes and private coaching devoted to yoga and to lifestyle coaching called LUV Yo'Lean. The LUVMVMT umbrella covers most of my recent writing. I have also shared my personal dance and yoga journeys on the following blogs: "Diary of a Mad Dancer" is my journey to the competition floor of glamorous dancesport. Yes, it's a tale that probably should have begun with dance-mad parents urging on their darling lass of three, in Europe. Instead: Virginia, suburbia, mid-life. It's a dream come true. Sometimes with all the logic and consistency of a slumbering mind. "Dance of Life Yoga" shares the beauty, peace and awareness that yoga can bring into your life. It transformed mine in ways I never anticipated.

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