03/13/09 - NNHS Newsletter - Bonnie Woodgreen
“There are in
every generation those who shrink from the ultimate sacrifice, but there are
in every generation
Patrick Pearse, a.k.a.
Padraig Pearse - a leader of the 1916 Rebellion
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
We're still celebrating this week with Irish songs.
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suiAOjTlFdA - Bonnie Woodgreen
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeZeUy3doxk&NR=1 - Bonnie Woodgreen - John Fisher School Choir - BBC Choir Of the Year 2008 - Due to the amateur quality of the recordings, rarely do I carry school choirs, but this is an absolutely flawless performance.
From http://www.alliancemusic.com/product.cfm?iProductID=410 - 03/12/09:
"'Bonny Wood Green' is a ballad from World War I, still sung in Irish pubs today. The Irish were unenthusiastic about entering the war on the British side, but once the decision had been made there were surprisingly large numbers of volunteers. The divided loyalties of the Irish soldiers cannot have made their ordeal in the trenches any easier."
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Betty Spain Uecker ('63) of VA AND My Newest Daughter-in-Law, Kim Woods Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / Richard Milburn Academy, FL - '03) of IL!
Happy Birthday this week to:
15 - Joan Williams Eberwine ('57) AND Linda Robinson Gillespie ('71) of VA;