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    Hi fellow mandolinists!

    Today is St. Joseph's Day.

    Who's going to play some Italian music today?

    Tupa-tupa!

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    I am. Just ran thru a few old favorites, Tra Veglia, Funicula, etc... Thanx for the reminder, my friend Dave. How could I have forgotten?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mandopops View Post
    I am. Just ran thru a few old favorites, Tra Veglia, Funicula, etc... Thanx for the reminder, my friend Dave. How could I have forgotten?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidKOS View Post
    How've you been?
    Had a few health issues, but I am doing great. Surrounded by a caring family & still playing my Mandolin.
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    I have been working my way through John T La Barbera’s book on Southern Italian music, and just got Carlo Aonzo’s book on Northern Italian. I also found the links to Rudy Cipolla’s music. So, I think I might try and play a little Italian tonight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian560 View Post
    I have been working my way through John T La Barbera’s book on Southern Italian music, and just got Carlo Aonzo’s book on Northern Italian. I also found the links to Rudy Cipolla’s music. So, I think I might try and play a little Italian tonight.
    Then have a cannoli for me.
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    On a personal level, I would love to hear about St. Joseph's Day celebrations in countries outside of the U.S. Growing up in a family of Italian immigrants, I heard many stories of the great feasts of St. Joseph's Day in Italy and other European countries, and wonder if those traditions are still kept.

    In the U.S. we have already lost the 'St.' in St. Valentines Day, so I can't help but wonder how long it will be until March 17th will turn into simply 'Patrick's Day' . . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeZito View Post
    ...........In the U.S. we have already lost the 'St.' in St. Valentines Day, so I can't help but wonder how long it will be until March 17th will turn into simply 'Patrick's Day' . . . .
    I don't think St. Valentine had a constituency, but St. Patrick certainly does\, so I don't see the 'St.' going away.
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    thanks for posting, all.
    I am surprised that there are that few of us, though, into the Italian thing.

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    Where I am from St. Joseph's Day is a Czech celebration. Usually we have a parade in the neighborhood down by the National Czech and Slovak Museum and red beer in all the bars down there. That is of course cancelled right now. Beer Barrel Polka anyone? I heard a YouTube where Jethro did the fastest version I ever heard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarlM View Post
    Where I am from St. Joseph's Day is a Czech celebration. Usually we have a parade in the neighborhood down by the National Czech and Slovak Museum and red beer in all the bars down there. That is of course cancelled right now. Beer Barrel Polka anyone? I heard a YouTube where Jethro did the fastest version I ever heard.
    Where I'm from it's a Sicilian celebration.

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    My mom is from Sicily - St. Joseph's Day was something of a national holiday in the entire country of Italy and was only one of a handful of holy days that were great feasts. I am told that, even as few as a dozen years ago, St Joseph's Day was still a great feast day in Spain where it was also treated as something of a national holiday . . . perhaps it still is today?

    Nowadays, America largely celebrates the former great feast days as days to drink too much and/or spend money on greeting cards and token gifts.

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