After one week, I have decided to change my theme music to something more traditional. In the sidebar, I have linked to an audio file from West Wind, a Madison-based quartet that specialized in traditional Irish music. The track contains three polkas, and the first two are called "The Four Shoves" which, according to group member Alan Ng, "refers to a figure in a traditional Irish set dance from county Kerry in which at one point the men, behind their partners, use their hands to guide their partner forward, in a shoving motion. You do this four times in this figure, each time advancing 90 degrees around the circle. Thus there are four 'shoves' that happen over the course of the whole figure." Alan also referred me to some sites on Irish set dancing, if you are interested: www.setdancingnews.net and see also www.celticmadison.org/dance/.