I like all the advice given here and I shall be concentrating on learning quite a few new songs between now and St Patrick's Day. I "sort of" know all of them (except The Unicorn", and Clinton's "Green Beer My Arse". I need the lyrics and chords for that one, Clinton). I enjoy St Patrick's Day here, I know that it is never going to be a celebration of "real" traditional Irish music, but what the hell.
I like the idea of doing Bill Staines' song, Sarah. I have always promised myself I would learn it and now is as good a time as any.
Susan-Marie, I wish you all success with "The Rocky Road to Dublin", I must look out for the House Band's version. I think I am prouder of mastering that one than any other song except "Bottle of the Best" (which I shall also do on St Pat's even though it is Scottish.) They both require breath control above and beyond the call of duty!