Fascinating how many young people in Denmark – I’m talking 18-25 year olds – know surprising amounts of Irish folk and derivatives (particularly Flogging Molly and Dropkick Murphys but also the Pogues).  I get requests for Seven drunken nights, Paddy works the railroad, Rocky road to Dublin, Finegan’s Wake, Carrickfergus and all sorts while playing pub gigs here.  I have no idea why they know this stuff, but who cares…if it means I play folk music instead of Wonderwall, then I’m all smiles.  Next we need to teach them some English folk songs!