Metro Mama & Metro Baby

By Kim Taylor

The magical St. Patrick’s Day marches our way again – and ’tis a day for leprechauns, clovers, the wearin’ o’ the green, river dancing, soda bread and Celtic songs.


Parents will want to turn up the volume on Putumayo’s Celtic Playground song set because the tranquil, beautiful melodies infused with harpsichord are so soothing and memorable – and baby needs some background music. The rich musical traditions of Ireland are harvested in this incomparable musical ode to Ireland, which you’ll find at


At you can peruse a selection of delicate, pristine Irish linens for baby, wee booties, unusual home décor items and charming bath products. Even if you’re not Irish yourself, you’ll certainly find something on this site that speaks to you with a lovely accent. Give this site a browse any time of year!


Order up a lucky batch of Irish music at The selection of traditional musical fare is both extensive and authentic, and you can also find a Feadog Original Tin Whistle, family crests, clothing, jewelry, crafts and a multitude of Ireland-inspired gifts. Find Feadog products at

As the saying goes, “There’s a little bit of Irish in all of us,” so find out what that means for you this month.

Originally published March 2008
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