Monday, March 16, 2020

Irish Songs and Blogging from A to Z Reveal #MusicMovesMe #AtoZChallenge

Today, you get two themes for the price of one.
It's time for another episode of #MusicMovesMe.  It's also Theme Reveal Day for the Blogging from A to Z Challenge.

First things first, though:  Music!

Who are the members of Music Moves Me (4M)?  We are bloggers who blog with music each Monday. If you have music to share with us, you are most welcome to join! (Music Posts Only- Please post containing links to You Tube or Vimeo for actual music.  Other posts are subject to removal or labeling as "No Music".)  Every other week we have a theme and on alternate weeks we have "You Pick".  

Our conductors? First, there is XmasDolly.  Her chief co-conductor is Cathy of Curious as a Cathy. Her other co-conductors are Stacy of Stacy Uncorked, and me.  

For March our guest conductor is Marie from Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty.

Her theme for today is "Songs about St. Patrick's Day or Ireland".  I will include Northern Ireland for a reason you'll see in a minute.   For today I will feature both a fun song and a grim song about "The Troubles".

The Dubliners and "Whiskey In The Jar" 

The Cranberries and their most powerful song, "Zombie".  RIP, Dolores O’Riordan, who passed away two years ago from drowning due to alcohol intoxication.

Why not listen to others of Music Moves Me?

Now I have to move on to my Blogging from A to Z Theme Reveal.

I've taken the A to Z Challenge every year since 2015.  In 2019, my theme was Finding America through Photos.  For those new to this challenge, on April 1 your topic for blogging begins with "A", then on April 2, "B", and so forth.  Sundays are off days, so you get 26 letters in 30 days.  It's fun!  Why not join us?  Several of the Music Moves Me folks do and you'll enjoy what they plan to do.

For 2020, I had decided on a theme of America the Beautiful without remembering my theme from last year.  But, with everything our United States has been through in the past several weeks (along with much of the world, I might add) we definitely need to see some beauty.

I have over 10,000 photos on my phone and am a confessed photo hoarder.  

So, assuming my health doesn't suffer in the coming weeks, I intend to bring you some of the beauty of the United States (and maybe some photos of Canada, which, after all, is part of the Americas, if I can find them on my computer).

And, as I say every Monday - it's a wrap!

Join me again next Monday for another episode of Music Moves Me!


  1. Your theme is perfect.

    And I really like Whiskey in the Jar, great song choice

  2. Alana,

    The Cranberries excellent choice for this week's theme. I almost went with them. I shall look forward to seeing more of your beautiful photos of America this year. I am also a photo hoarder, too. DH keeps on to me to get rid of the ones I don't want and unless they are obviously horrible then I tend to hang on to them. :) Saying prayers that you'll keep well in the coming days as we wade through this coronavirus stuff. Be aware of others in your surrounding, don't touch your face in public, and frequent hand washes are essentials right now. I think we'll come out ontop of this mess if we do these basics. Saying prayers for you and yours, darlin'! xx Incidentally, my A2Z Theme Reveal is today's post.

  3. The Dubliners seem to be getting a lot of airplay this morning. Nicely chosen music for the day. The A to Z challenge seems like a fun adventure and a great theme but I don't know if I have the perseverance to stay the course. Looking forward to see your contributions. Have a blessed week.

  4. Thanks for posting about the A to Z Challenge. I only finished the Challenge once, but this year I will definitely be able to finish. Please come and visit Buttercupland.

  5. A photo AtoZ Challange, yayyy!!!!
    Yes, this is a time where we need beauty.

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  6. Very nice songs. Thanks for sharing them.

  7. Nice theme. I'm sitting out A to Z this year. Good luck with it (but I know it won't be a problem as you're an old pro at blogging daily).

  8. Your theme is an inspiration! I look forward to your photos.

  9. There are so many beautiful spots. Looking forward to seeing which ones you highlight during the challenge. Weekends In Maine

  10. Lovely theme - I'm a photo hoarder too! :) Look forward to seeing Americas through your eyes.

  11. Great tunes! Such a shame about Dolores. What a lovely voice.

  12. Good luck with your April Challenge. I've done it before but not recently. Blogging daily was not as tough as visiting all of the blogs that visited me. It got too overwhelming and became a real time suck. Have a great St. Patrick's Day.

  13. Hi Alana - I'm going to love the theme ... and will probably join in ... see you anon - cheers Hilary

  14. Looking forward to seeing all (okay 26) of your photos!

  15. America the beautiful with photos. Interesting. Will have look at them in April.

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  16. Lovely theme.. Looking forward to seeing your country through your eyes! (photos)!! I too hoard photos and then its a mad rush to back up!!


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