Just a random observation. I went to Mass yesterday morning at 11:30, as usual, and on my way home, I tuned into Thistle & Shamrock, which plays on NPR at noon on Sundays out here. They were playing a merry reel, and I was sort of absently bopping along to it as I drove home when I realized something. I recognized the tune. It wasn’t a traditional planxty, or any one of a hundred different pieces, both traditional and modern, that I’ve heard my favorite Irish bands perform.
It was Bohemian Rhapsody.
No kidding! Bohemian Rhapsody played by what sounded like an Irish ceilidh band, complete with accordion, fiddles, low whistles, high whistles, uillean pipes, and bodhran.