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BACKGROUND: For more than twenty years I have played with a traditional Irish band on St. Patrick’s Day… in an Italian restaurant! It fascinated me how the celebration of this feast day in America has morphed over the years into some bizarre traditions. It reminded me of the nine levels of hell in Dante Alighieri’s Inferno. This is a parody of that work, with a lot of jigs and reels tossed in!

DESCRIPTION: In this loose parody of Dante’s “Inferno,” four Irish traditional musicians get lost in the backwoods of upstate New York the week before St. Patrick’s Day. On the journey, the band descends through nine hellish circles of American-style 3/17 revelry: Step-dancing princesses. Bobbing shamrock headbangers. Green beer bacchanals. Shillelagh-wavin’ geezers.

DETAILS:

Publication Date: Sep 17 2010
ISBN/EAN13: 1453838848 / 9781453838846
Page Count: 230
Binding Type: US Trade Paper
Trim Size: 6″ x 9″
Language: English
Color: Black and White
Related Categories: Fiction / Humorous