Glenda Gilson wearing Kangoo jumpers at the official launch of Thrive Festival 2020
The votes are in.
Last week, with a pair of tickets to give away to both the Saturday and Sunday of this year’s Thrive Festival in Dublin’s Convention Centre on February 29 and March 1 on offer, I asked you to name your favourite song about food or which mentions a particular food.
You answered in your dozens.
I am giving the tickets to two different winners: a pair of tickets for Saturday and another for Sunday in an effort to get four people fitter rather than the previously advertised two.
I Ain’t Gonna Give Nobody None Of My Jelly Roll by Leon Redbone.
Onions, burgers, cheese and onion crisps – what’s not to love? For the truly committed, or those who need to be committed, there’s a dance version…Kiltimagh gets namechecked and the whole oeuvre is redolent of a vanished Ireland – buíochas le Dia
“It’s a compelling summary of the ups-and-downs of a working-class touring musician, but also a look into the life of what happens in between — going to truck shows and exploring the countryside in his Scania R580.”
The journey in the video saw Marty – a native of Castleblayney, County Monaghan – burn 50,000 miles of rubber.
Before Queen Victoria insisted on a white wedding dress in 1840, the custom had been for brides to wear bright, colourful dresses that could be worn again – but never green.
Green was the fairies’ colour and to wear it could bring devastation to the bride…
It persists. I once proposed wearing green to a relative’s wedding and was firmly shut down by my Nan. She also objects to dressing newborns in green & has a blanket ban on wearing green in May (it’s the fairies’ month, and wearing their colour is ill advised!). #FolkloreThursday