Celebrating St. Paddy’s Day on Ellis Island and a An Irish Pub Song by Rumjacks

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!


Ellis Island Museum

Ellis Island Museum

The Irish Tenors: Isle of Hope Isle of Tears – Ellis Island (video)




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Rumjacks – “An Irish Pub Song” Laughing Outlaw Records (video)

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6 comments for “Celebrating St. Paddy’s Day on Ellis Island and a An Irish Pub Song by Rumjacks

  1. Chicago Ray
    March 17, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    Nice post Maggie ;) Very interesting info, I never knew they did this and I lived there for a while ;) Thanks luv and Happy ST Pats to YOU.

    • March 17, 2013 at 2:44 pm

      Ray, maybe a tour of the museum includes the magnificent room we were in. Honestly, it was spectacular! The troupe that entertained us, I understand, were among a few that do this kind of thing from NYC. They were first rate. It was thrilling to be there in that time and place. Sending four-leaf clovers your way:-)
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  2. Chicago Ray
    March 17, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    Sending a big kiss your way mmmwwwuuaahh :)

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