Given their affinity for music and fighting, not to mention their nation’s troubled history, it’s no surprise that the Irish have a long and honored history of protest songs.
Also, in seemingly unrelated note, Bruce Springsteen comes to town Sunday to tour his new album, “Wrecking Ball,” which just became the No. 1-selling album in the country, displacing Adele.
So given that it’s St. Patrick’s Day tomorrow, I thought that this might be an appropriate way to roll our way into the weekend, with Springsteen singing “Death to My Hometown,” in which he borrows heavily from the Irish tradition:
– Jay Bookman