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The Great Potato Feud

Pat Quinn’s “Great Potato Feud” is a very funny song: funny because of its faithful mockery of conversational style; funny because it maps beautifully the escalation from conversational comment through inebriated argument to drunken brawl; and above all funny because the idea of a pack of Irishmen quarreling about potato varieties seems ridiculous—but not impossible.

—Rónadh Cox, Notes on Pat Quinn’s “The Great Potato Feud”
(Gastronomica 11:2, Summer 2011)

Listen to “The Great Potato Feud”:

© Pat Quinn, Inis Oírr, Ireland
Used with permission of the artist

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