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Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.

Goodnight everyone, and have a green, green, green weekend!

"If it it was raining soup, the Irish would go out with forks."

Brendan Behan

 It's Friday night. Time to unwind with our regular Friday night feature on This Just In.

The weekend has finally arrived.

The sun has set.

The evening sky has erupted. 

Let's put controversy and provocative blogs aside for the rest of this work week and smooth our way into Saturday and Sunday

Tonight, wonderful music to get you in the mood and primed for St. Patrick's Day.

We open with the tremendous Boston Pops conducted by Keith Lockhart.


Next up, they’re called a super group in Ireland.

Dervish performs an old classic.

While going to the fair of Dingle
One fine morning last July
While going up the road before me
A red haired girl I chanced to spy

I went up to her, says I "Young lady
My donkey he will carry two
But seeing as how you have a donkey
To the Dingle fair I'll ride with you"

Now, when we reached the town of Dingle
I took her hand to say goodbye
When a tinker man stepped up beside me
And he belted me in my left eye

Keep your hands off red haired Mary
Her and I will soon be wed
We'll see the priest this very morning
And tonight we'll lie in a married bed

Now, I was feeling kind of peevish
And my poor old eye was sad and sore
So I tapped him gently with my hobnail
And he fell back through Murphy's door

A policeman came around the corner
And he told me I had broke the law
Then, the donkey kicked him in the kneecap
And he fell down and broke his jaw

Then he went off to find his brother
The hot biggest man you ever did meet
And he gently tapped me with his knuckles
And I was minus two front teeth

The red haired girl, she kept on smiling
"I'll go with you young man" she said
"We'll forget the priest this very morning
And tonight we'll lie in Murphy's shed"

(last two lines of chorus):
We'll forget the priest this very morning
And tonight we'll lie in Murphy's shed

Now, through the town we rode together
My black eye and her red hair
Smiling gaily at the tinkers
And by God, we were a handsome pair

(last two lines of chorus):
We'll forget the priest this very morning
And tonight we'll lie in Murphy's shed


How about some fun.

We take you now to O’Connor’s pub in Doolin, County Clare, in Ireland.

More pub action.

This time we travel to Ennis and Brogan’s Bar.


That's it for this week's segment.


Sleep well.

Happy St. Patrick's Day.

We close with the amazing Corrs.



For more great music, visit last year's St. Patrick's blog.

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