Sunday, May 9, 2010

Whiskey in the Jar

Buenos Aires continues to shine in the culture department.  I mentioned some months ago the "Noche de los Museos."  Since then they have also had a "Noche de los Librerias."  And for the past few weeks there has been a major bookfair going on. 

I went last weekend on a Saturday night.  As I walked up the steps of the subway to reach street level, I was taken aback at the sheer number of people swamping the surrounding area.  I've been to large conventions before, and using them as a point of reference, I would guess there were at least 20,000 people at and around this bookfair. 

There was only one store at the fair that sold English books.  So I got a book called "Blink" - so far its excellent.

All in all, I must say BsAs (as they abbreviate it for some reason) does encourage reading and other worthwhile activities.  Well done!

Now, to the title of this post.  I went to a pub last night and they had some live Irish music.  Not only did they sing "Whiskey in the Jar" but a sister happened to be a guest singer.  She was great!

The whole experience brought back a lot of memories of Irish Drinking Songs.  For example:

Ah, what's not to love?