One of the most memorable evenings of all the years and meaningful travels in my time in the wine and spirits business was a dinner on Ellis Island in New York Harbor, hosted by William Grant and Sons and The Wine and Spirits Guild of America. The Irish Tenors were not performing that evening on Ellis Island (as they are in the first video below), but the show was breathtaking, with a troupe of singers, dancers, acrobats and the mesmerizing New York City Skyline glittering through the large windows on one side and the Statute of Liberty on the other. That night I had the opportunity to visit the grounds and with the help of a Park Ranger I found the entry records of a dear friend’s family who had immigrated from Sicily. So while the Irish Tenors aren’t singing an Irish Drinking song, the Rumjacks are in the second video below. Happy St. Paddy’s Day!
The Irish Tenors: Isle of Hope Isle of Tears – Ellis Island (video)
Rumjacks – “An Irish Pub Song” Laughing Outlaw Records (video)