Drinking green beer at your local pub is one way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Watching Irish belly dancers strut their stuff or walking across the world's largest shamrock is quite another.
The Irish seem born with a love of music. At social gatherings, everyone's always ready to sing his or her "party piece."
The fiddles and bagpipes are playing Irish music all over the country on Wednesday, St. Patrick's Day, but there's more to the songs from the Emerald Isle than renditions of "Danny Boy" once a year.
Long before the first band marched in South Boston's now-famous -parade, and long before Chicago colored its river green, Irish Catholics quietly honored St. Patrick on March 17.
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