Tag Archives: Ireland

“Whiskey in the Jar,” a Traditional Irish Ballad

A traditional Irish song, “Whiskey in the Jar,” is about a Rapparee or Highwayman, whose wife/lover betrayed him. It is a widely popular tune that had know a number of professional recordings including: Séamus Ennis, Burl Ives, The Highwaymen, the … Continue reading

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Especially for Halloween: The Witchcraft Acts in Great Britain

Just for Halloween: the Witchcraft Acts in Great Britain In England, Ireland, Wales, and Scotland, there have been a series of acts to prevent the practice of witchcraft. The first of those was Henry VIII’s Witchcraft Act of 1542. It … Continue reading

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Summer Banquet Blog Hop~Regency Era Libations

Welcome to Day 4 of the Summer Banquet Hop Giveaway. To be eligible for my giveaway, please leave a comment on the post below or Tweet or Share on Twitter and Facebook. The giveaway ends on Sunday, June 9, 2013. … Continue reading

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