La Cucaracha goes to an Irish pub for St. Patrick’s Day (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz on March 17, 2014 in Cartoons, Cultura

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Herrumbroso Filero March 17, 2014 at 7:41 AM

I still remember tirando rollos in Cambridge, MA about four decades ago — during Saint Patrick’s Day….. reminding my long lost cuates that I had Celtic origins myself and that NO I didn’t want to be Irish. They didn’t know that there is a piping tradition in Spain see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galician_gaita think Carlos Nuñez http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1bffYZdRm0. This tradition extends back to pre-Roman Spain http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celtiberians and many of them joined Hannibal in his attack against Rome. This pocho’s father’s family retained a conscious link back to the Gallaeci http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gallaeci. They left Galicia in the middle of the sixteen century for El Ombligo de la Luna…

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