48-The Lady’s Cup of Tea

August 28, 2017

48-The Queen of Cups

 

The Queen of Cups is a kind and helpful woman with visionary and psychic talents.

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47-Jockey to the Fair

August 26, 2017

47-The Knight of Cups

 

The Knight of Cups is a dreamer, poet, and artist.  He often signifies opportunity.

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46-Child of my Heart

August 16, 2017

46-The Page of Cups

 

The Page of Cups signifies an artistic youth who is prone to melancholy and savvy in all things emotional.  This lovely  old piping jig suits it well.

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45-Where Lilies Bloom

August 16, 2017

45-The Ten of Cups

 

I know what you're thinking: '46 episodes and still no polkas?!?!'  I understand your frustration, I too am a fan of Irish polkas.  So here we go with this polka played in two keys simultaneously just to add a little zazz.

 

The Ten of Cups is the card of perfect love and everlasting happiness.

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44-The Drunken Gauger

August 16, 2017

44-The Nine of Cups

 

This card is symbolic of material success and living the good life--a state of being many the gauger is familiar with, drunken or not.

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43-Farewell to Ireland

August 16, 2017

43-The Eight of Cups

 

The eight of cups is a card often associated with abandonment, loss of love, or emigration.

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42-The Drunken Landlady

June 27, 2017

42-The Seven of Cups

 

This card warns against illusions of personal achievement and false perceptions of power, wealth, or capabilities.  

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41-The Happy Days of Youth

June 27, 2017

41-The Six of Cups

 

This card denotes happiness, enjoyment, and fond memories.  This tune is associated with the great flute player John McKenna and has been enjoying widespread popularity among Irish tune practitioners of late.

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40-The Sligo Maid’s Lament

June 19, 2017

40-The Five of Cups

 

This card is all about loss.  It can signify a broken marriage, a death, or a dramatic and painful change.  This common reel is often known by it's shorter title 'The Sligo Maid'--the full title is far more appropriate here.

 

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39-Splendid Isolation

June 19, 2017

39-The Four of Cups

 

This is card deals with reflection, hiatus, dissatisfaction with success, and the virtues of isolation.

 

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