Top o’ the morning and Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you! You’ll want to stay tuned to Cladrite Radio all day long, as we’ll be featuring classic recordings of Irish-themed songs, along with our usual toe-tapping tunes of the 1920s, ’30s and ’40s, well into the wee hours tonight.
To wish one and all a happy St. Patrick’s Day, we thought we’d share this 1936 newsreel, which features coverage of that year’s parade along New York’s Fifth Avenue. It appears to have been a more sedate affair in those days, which makes us yearn all the more for a time machine so that we could experience this event as it once was. The contemporary version, a sordid pageant of bad hats and overindulgence, leaves us a bit cold, we must admit.
And be sure to click the Listen Now link on the upper left today — we’ve added some familiar Irish tunes, recorded by the likes of Bing Crosby, Glenn Miller, and Count O’Basie, for today only.