Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Tenor madness

I love May songs, no matter what the weather. So today I found myself listening to Frank Patterson singing "Bring Flowers of the Fairest."

This guy is amazing!

The way he is in the moment. His hands. "As long as the azure shall keep its bright hue."

He pours his whole self into this song!

Frank Patterson died kind of young. He was from County Tipperary which is a marvelous place for a singer to be from. It is funny, last year I wrote that I got the feeling this song was an Irish song. Well, I guess it is! I was looking around for it and there are all these versions I had not seen the last time around. They are all by Irish singers.

An exception is this Scottish Father What-a-Waste.

Aren't you glad you read the Leonard Pennario Web log? Where else would you be listening to a dead Scottish priest? What a sweet accent he had. The way he says "Mary" is adorable. I do like it when someone does a nice job with the name "Mary."

I like how Father MacEwan and Frank Patterson above add that "and" that we do not have over here. Queen of the Angels AND Queen of the May. That is a wild Irish touch that I like.


So nicely done.

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